Oct 03, 2023
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.
- Microbial anatomy
- Bacterial nutrition, metabolism, and physiology
- Bacterial genetics
- Physical and chemical control of microorganisms
- Anti-microbial therapy
- Basic principles of epidemiology
- Humoral and Cellular immunity
- Bacteria of medical importance
- Viruses of medical importance
- Fungi and protozoa of medical importance
- Identify and describe the principal physical features of bacterial, fungal, and protozoal cells. (1)
- Use the standard microbiological laboratory protocols to isolate, cultivate, and identify bacteria. Prepare a written summary of the identification. (2)
- Describe the method of inheritance in haploid microorganisms, with emphasis on mutation rate. (3)
- Use the standard microbiological laboratory protocols to prepare sterile microbiological media and demonstrate the effects of chemical agents on bacterial growth. (4)
- Use the standard microbiological laboratory protocols to demonstrate the effects of antibiotics on medically important bacteria. (5)
- Describe the various methods of transmission of human disease from other humans, the environment, and animal vectors.(6)
- Describe the relationship between the human immune system and resistance to disease. (7)
- Describe the important clinical features of human diseases due to bacteria. (8)
- Describe the principal structural and genetic features of medically important viruses, and their usual clinical presentation. (9)
- Describe the important clinical features of human diseases due to fungi and protozoa. (10)