DIETARY MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Teaching students how to perform in laboratory some important microbiological methods for the analysis of food samples.
Students must have done the examination of General Microbiology.
Course contents summary
Factors influencing bacterial growth.
Composition and preparation of cultural media.
Enumeration of microrganiosm at 30°C.
Enumeration of Enterobateriaceae.
Calculation of colony forming units in food samples.
Detection of Salmonella spp. in food samples.
Biochemichal tests by API 20E.
Maurizio Zavanella. Esercitazioni di Microbiologia. Ed. Fondazione Iniziative Zooprofilattiche e Zootecniche. Brescia, Italy. 2011.
Oral lessons followed by practical activity in the laboratory of Food Microbiology. Each student performs his own analysis in the laboratory.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination followed by practical examination in laboratory