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BIO 175 - Microbiology

Credits: 4
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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Discuss microbial cell and viral biology. 
  2. Evaluate physical and chemical methods of microbial control.
  3. Explain the dynamics of host-pathogen interactions including the microbiome.
  4. Describe the normal and immunocompromised body defenses against infectious disease.
  5. Explain the mechanism of vaccines and their role in community health maintenance. 
  6. Describe the common medically important microbe groups.  
  7. Describe the basic principles of epidemiology.
  8. Explain how ubiquity of microorganisms influences health procedures such as handling specimens and infection control in health care and community settings.
  9. Demonstrate aseptic technique and other basic laboratory procedures.
  10. Interpret the results of laboratory exercises.    
Listed Topics
  1. Anatomy and physiology of prokaryotic cells                     
  2. Viruses                    
  3. Host-pathogen interactions and the microbiome
  4. Body defenses against pathogens
  5. Vaccines and public health    
  6. Common medically important microbes
  7. Epidemiology and selected human infectious diseases
  8. Aseptic technique      
  9. Methods of studying microbes
  10. Microbial control
Reference Materials
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:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/24/2020

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