BIO 175 - Microbiology
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours
Prerequisites: BIO 110 or BIO 151 with a grade of “C” or higher
This is a course in microbiology for students in allied health, nursing and other fields requiring a background in microbiology. Students study microorganisms with an emphasis on those that are pathogenic. Topics include epidemiology, immunology and control of microbes. Basic microbiological laboratory techniques such as principles of asepsis and identification of microorganisms are performed.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Discuss microbial cell and viral biology.
- Evaluate physical and chemical methods of microbial control.
- Explain the dynamics of host-pathogen interactions including the microbiome.
- Describe the normal and immunocompromised body defenses against infectious disease.
- Explain the mechanism of vaccines and their role in community health maintenance.
- Describe the common medically important microbe groups.
- Describe the basic principles of epidemiology.
- Explain how ubiquity of microorganisms influences health procedures such as handling specimens and infection control in health care and community settings.
- Demonstrate aseptic technique and other basic laboratory procedures.
- Interpret the results of laboratory exercises.
- Anatomy and physiology of prokaryotic cells
- Host-pathogen interactions and the microbiome
- Body defenses against pathogens
- Vaccines and public health
- Common medically important microbes
- Epidemiology and selected human infectious diseases
- Aseptic technique
- Methods of studying microbes
- Microbial control
Textbook, laboratory manual and/or handouts, videos and computer enhancements.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/24/2020
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
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