Microbiology

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Microbiology BIOL 2104

Course Philosophy and Instructor Requirements



Philosophy:

In Microbiology, students should learn basic concepts associated with bacteria,
viruses and specific eukaryotic microorganisms, including growth, diversity, genetics, control of
growth, pathogenesis, and immunology.

Objectives:

All students will:



Use
a microscope properly and perform various staining techniques for the identification
of basic morphology. Also perform other staining techniques for specialized needs.



Understand the chemical nature and biochemical processes associated with host
-
parasite
relationships in disease condition.



Understand the adaptive and non
-
specif
ic nature of the immune system. Also describe
immunological processes involved in ridding the host of pathogens.



Describe the structure and function of the genetic material (DNA).



D
istinguish among the various metabolic pathways common to prokaryotes.



Describe optimal chemical and physical growth
conditions,

as well as
specific
growth
requirements for
specific

bacteria.

Course Teaching Requirements:

The following information applies

to all instructors teaching
this course.



Although order of topics may vary, the following concepts must be covered: history of
microbiology, biochemistry, prokaryotic cell characteristics (with emphasis on bacteria),
metabolism, genetics, biotechnology,
prokaryotic classification, viruses, host
-
microbe
interactions, pathogenicity of microbes, non
-
specific immunology, adaptive immunology,
control of bacterial growth, antimicrobials.



The course must have a lab component where students use a microscope, perf
orm various
stains for identification purposes, and determine physical and chemical growth
requirements of bacteria.



The final
exam
must have a comprehensive component.

Assessment responsibilities:

Instructors teaching this course will be expected to participate in
assessment activities as dictated by the division.

Information will be provided by the lead
instructor during the term that assessments are to be completed.

Math and Science Division Co
ntact Information:


Division Chair


Dr. Richard Counts, 510
-
882
-
8804,
wrcounts@a
s
ub.edu


Lead Instructor


Mrs. Lisa Bryant, 501
-
882
-
8819,
lgbryant@
asub.edu