Microbiological Report

Assignment Title: Microbiological Report

Learning Outcomes:
2.    Describe the diversity of micro-organisms

An understanding of the diversity and importance of micro-organisms will allow you to realise these organisms can be seen as the most valuable in the biosphere.

Brief: Task 2
Discuss the diversity of micro-organisms indicating the multitude of roles they play managing life as we know it.
Please take note of the assessment criteria and weightings below.
Assessment Criteria:
1.    Demonstrates evidence of planning of the report through production of an outline draft.(5%) ignore this
2.    Demonstrates evidence of a clear knowledge and understanding of the diversity of microbial life. (50%)
3.    Evaluates the roles of micro-organisms in the natural environment. (40%)
4.    Demonstrates evidence of appropriate research and referencing.(5%)

Type of assignment: Written report
Word count: 1500 words

All text should be fully justified, size 12 Arial font, with 1.5 line spacing, and normal margins.  The report should contain page numbers and a header indicating your name, the module code and the assignment title.  You must include a completed assignment submission cover sheet.  Reference relevant sources using the appropriate Harvard Referencing system.

Indicative reading:
Burdass.D, (2009) The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly , London: Society for General Micro-biology      ISBN 10:  0953683850

Champe,P,  Harvey,R,  Fisher,B, (2006) Microbiology. London: Lippacott Williams and Wilkins    ISBN 10:  0781782155

Madigan,M.T., Martuko,J.,Dunlop,P.,Clark,D (2008) Brock Biology of Micro-organisms. London:Pearson Education    ISBN 10:  0321536150


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