2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 10, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

BIO 205 - Microbiology

BIO 2205.
Description: Introduction to microorganisms and viruses of medical importance. Chemical and physical methods of microbial control; bacterial, fungal, protozoal, and viral drug therapy; the immune system response to infection; transmission of human disease; and common clinical presentation of various diseases.

Prerequisites: BIO 100  or BIO 156  or BIO 181 . Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 4
Lecture: 3
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Microbial anatomy 
  2. Bacterial nutrition, metabolism, and physiology 
  3. Bacterial genetics 
  4. Physical and chemical control of microorganisms 
  5. Anti-microbial therapy 
  6. Basic principles of epidemiology 
  7. Humoral and Cellular immunity 
  8. Bacteria of medical importance 
  9. Viruses of medical importance 
  10. Fungi and protozoa of medical importance 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify and describe the principal physical features of bacterial, fungal, and protozoal cells. (1) 
  2. Use the standard microbiological laboratory protocols to isolate, cultivate, and identify bacteria. Prepare a written summary of the identification. (2) 
  3. Describe the method of inheritance in haploid microorganisms, with emphasis on mutation rate. (3)
  4. Use the standard microbiological laboratory protocols to prepare sterile microbiological media and demonstrate the effects of chemical agents on bacterial growth. (4)
  5. Use the standard microbiological laboratory protocols to demonstrate the effects of antibiotics on medically important bacteria. (5) 
  6. Describe the various methods of transmission of human disease from other humans, the environment, and animal vectors.(6) 
  7. Describe the relationship between the human immune system and resistance to disease. (7) 
  8. Describe the important clinical features of human diseases due to bacteria. (8) 
  9. Describe the principal structural and genetic features of medically important viruses, and their usual clinical presentation. (9) 
  10. Describe the important clinical features of human diseases due to fungi and protozoa. (10)