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Microbiology

Course Number: 10-806-197
Credits: 4
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Description: 10-806-197 MICROBIOLOGY ...history, morphology, physiology, nutritional growth requirements, metabolism, methods of identification. Focus on disease-causing microorganisms, appropriate prevention, treatment, control mechanisms. Specific/non-specific host defense mechanisms, applications of immunology examined. (Prerequisite: 10-806-177, General Anatomy & Physiology OR 10-806-114, General Biology with a "C" or better. Health programs may require a higher grade; refer to your plan for details)
Total Credits: 4

Course Competencies

  1. Explore the history and scope of the field of microbiology
  2. Use safe laboratory practices
  3. Perform microbiological laboratory procedures according to appropriate safety standards
  4. Use a bright-field microscope to examine microbial cells
  5. Compare prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structures and their functions
  6. Explain microbial growth requirements and key microbial metabolic processes
  7. Classify bacteria based on differentiating characteristics
  8. Assess the impact of microbial genetics on humans and the environment
  9. Evaluate processes to control the growth of microbes in the body and in the environment
  10. Summarize pathogenic and non-pathogenic host-microbe interactions
  11. Analyze patterns of microbial disease transmission using principles of epidemiology
  12. Summarize host defense mechanisms
  13. Evaluate immunopathology and immunological applications
  14. Correlate select bacteria with human infectious disease
  15. Correlate select fungi and parasites with human infectious disease
  16. Correlate select viruses and prions with human infectious disease

Course details are from the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change after 5/23/2022.