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COURSE SECTION INFORMATION


School of Advanced Technology


MICROBIOLOGY II


Biotechnology Technologist


Professor’s
Name:

Athina Zouzoulas, Ph.D.

Course
Number:

BTC2205

Email:

zouzoua@algonquincollege.com

Course
Section:

010

Phone:


Academic Year:

20
09
-
2010

Office:

A129E


Term:

10W

Out of Class

Assistance:

By appointment

Academic
Level:

04


Section Specific Learning Resources


Required textbook for this course:

Microbiology: An Introduction, 10
th

Edition. 2010. Tortura, Funke, Cas
e

All other relevant course materials will be posted on Blackboard and
will be provided to the
student as required.

There will be no make
-
up test for midterm or final exam, this includes in
-
class assignments. In
case of unexpected circumstances, see profes
sor.

Group work and consultation among students for the assignments is beneficial and encouraged
however
, all students must submit their own work.



Learning Schedule


WEEK

Class every Thursday from 17:00 to 19:00 in Room WP303

1



Explain how microorgani
sms enter a host



Explain how bacterial pathogens penetrate host defenses



Explain how bacterial pathogens damage host cells



Explain pathogenic properties of viruses, fungi, protozoa, helminths,and algae



Explain pathogens ports of exit

2



Outline the concept

of immunity



Explain the host’s first and second line of defense



Explain the complement systems used by the host

3



Outline the adaptive immune response system



Explain humoral immune system



Describe cell
-
mediated immune system



Nature of antigens and antibo
dies, T cells



Immunological memory

4



Discuss the practical applications of immunology



Explain the characteristics and effects of vaccines



Outline key concepts and tools used in diagnostic immunology

5



Introduction to chemotherapy and antimicrobials



Surv
ey on commonly used antimicrobial drugs and their mechanisms of inhibition



Explain tests to guide chemotherapy



Discuss the effectiveness of chemotherapeutic agents, resistance and safety

6

STUDY BREAK

7

Test covering material from weeks 1
-
5

8



Outline th
e primary sources of microbes with respect to foods



Give examples of the parameters affecting microbes in foods



Compare the standard procedures used to analyze fresh and spoiled
foods/beverages and their metabolic products



Discuss the various methods used
in food preservation

9



Discuss microbial diversity and their habitats



Explain soil microbiology and related biogeochemical cycles



Describe aquatic microbiology and its implications for water management



Future applications of environmental microbiology

10


11


12


13



Discuss fermentation technology



Outline the various industrial products that result from microbiological processes



Explore alternative energy sources using microorganisms



Evaluate potential industrial applications of microbiology

14

Revie
w of course material

15

Final Exam


Evaluation



Class and/or online participation (15%)



Assignments and/or quizzes (25%)



Research paper (10%)



Midterm test (20%)



Final exam (30%)


Refer to course curriculum for
an explanation of
the link between CLR’s and
the
evaluation tools
described above
.


Course outline may be subject to modification. As seen above, there is room in the timetable for
additional concepts to be discussed. These classes may consist of in class group assignments,
discussions of current mic
robiological discoveries and technologies, article/literature review, etc.



Other Important Information


You are responsible for the following:



attending class regularly;



maintaining a folder for all work you do in the course;



knowing the due dates for
assi
gnments and meeting these dates