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BIO 175 - Microbiology

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 110  or BIO 151  

This course is a study of the form, function and environment of microorganisms with emphasis on those which are pathogenic. Topics include epidemiology, immunology, genetics and control of microbes. Microbiological techniques such as principles of asepsis, identification of microorganisms, microscopic observation of specimens, staining procedures and cultivation of microbes are included.

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

  1. Identify, define and use the basic principles of microbiology and recognize the ubiquity of microorganisms.
  2. Describe and identify and the body's defenses against infections disease.
  3. Define, explain and recognize the dynamics of host-pathogen interactions in infectious disease.
  4. Explain the principles of microbiology used to diagnose, treat, control and prevent infectious disease.
  5. Demonstrate aseptic technique in lab procedures.
  6. Operate the microscope in observation of microbes.
  7. Apply knowledge and principles from lecture to microbial activities observed in laboratory.
Listed Topics
  1. Scope and history of microbiology
  2. Characterization and classification of microorganisms
  3. The prokaryotic cell
  4. Microbial growth requirements and characteristics
  5. Methods of studying microorganisms
  6. Principles of control of microorganisms
  7. Pathogen characteristics
  8. Body defenses
  9. Study of selected human infectious diseases
  10. Aseptic technique
  11. Microscopic observation and staining of microorganisms
  12. Growth and macroscopic characterization of microorganisms
Reference Materials
Textbook, laboratory manual and/or handouts, videos, and computer enhancements.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 12/13/2010

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