OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE
Dr. Catherine Murphy
This course is a study of the various groups of microorganisms,
their morphology, physiology,
biochemistry, genetics and importance to man and all other
life forms. The course will emphasize the major microbial model systems, laboratory
techniques of growth, control, research utilization and safety. Current DNA recombinant
and biotechnology will also be included.
0400 extension 2263
Other Meeting Times:
To arrange a meeting with your instructor in addition to the
office hours, please contact your instructor directly or contact the Department of
Science (extension 2178
and other Materials
Tortora, G.J., B.R.Funke and C.L. Case. 2010.
Handouts are in Ocean Cruiser under
The course is intended primarily to serve the needs of students of science and
As a basic science, Microbiology will be highly laboratory
oriented and aimed at developing understandings and techniques of
investigation. The study will include the scientific principles of the
morphology and physiology of microorganisms, their impact on
all aspects of
life and survival on the planet. Microbes involved in medicine will be
reviewed. Their use as research tools will also be explored. The new frontiers
of genetic engineering, recombinant DNA, immunology and biotechnology
will also be include
General Education Goals
Addressed in the Course
To develop the ability to become an independent thinker through
mathematical, scientific and philosophical reasoning.
To develop the ability to solve problems by collecting, organizing and
To develop an understanding of the concepts, theories and fundamental
principles of the natural and social sciences.
To develop a global perspective on problems and issues that humankind faces,
and to explore solutions which are morally, socia
lly, economically, politically
and ecologically sound.
No collaboration is allowed on any exam. Cheating on exams or plagiarism
will be dealt with according to College policies. Refer to Student Handbook Policy #
l phones must be turned off and put away during exams and quizzes.
Cell phones must be turned off and put away during the lab period.
Cells phones must be put either vibrate or silent during lecture. Ringing cell phones and
texting disrupts the class and
is not allowed.
You may tape the lectures.
Always feel free to raise your hand to ask questions.
In the event that you should need to withdraw from this course please do so by the
appropriate time allowed by the Ocean County College calendar.
If a stud
attending class and does not properly withdraw, an F will be given for a final grade.
Attendance at all lectures and labs is
All absences must be granted by an individual faculty member, who will make the fin
decision on whether or not to accept a student’s excuse for planning to miss class(es) or
for having missed class(es). In emergency situations such as a death in the family or
serious illness or other unforeseen occurrence, a student who does not have t
ime to notify
his or her Professor should contact the departmental secretary, ext. 2178.
A grade of “F” will be assigned to any student who stops attending and does not
officially withdraw from the course.
B+ = 86
B = 80
C+ = 76
C = 70
D = 60
F = < 60
Chapter in Text
The Microbial World and You
Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic
Control of Microbial Growth
, Viroids, and Prions
rinciples of Disease and Epidemiology
Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
Biotechnology and Rec
BIOL 264 Laboratory Schedule
Orientation/Safety; Microscopy (Part I)
Microscopy (Part II)
Preparation & Simple
Gram Stain & Spore Stain
Preparation of Culture Media
Nutrient Agar & Broth; Selective
and Differential Media
(Need broth culture of
Inoculate streak plate, broth an
d slant using
PET; Assessment of selective media; Bergey’s Manual
Broth & Plate; Metabolism
Biochemical Test Media and Anaerobic Growth; Motility
[PET LAB REPORT];
Inoculation (Disk Diffusion plates)
Microbe Sensitivity Test
Transformation Experiment (Part I)
Transformation Experiment (Part II),
Enumeration of Micr
obes in Food
Serial Dilution and Pour Plate
Enumeration of Microbes
Conjugation Experiment (Part I)
Conjugation Experiment (Part II)
Lab Final Review
nt on Plagiarism:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook and review Policy
Ocean County College defines civility primarily as the demonstration of respect for others, basic
courtesy, reciprocity (treating
others as we wish to be treated), and behaviors that create a
positive environment in which to learn and to work.
Lecture begins promptly. As a courtesy to your fellow students and your Professor, please arrive
Questions and participation in lec
ture discussions is strongly encouraged.
Distracting “side bar” conversations will not be tolerated.
Cell phones must be turned off or placed on vibrate setting during the lab and lecture periods.
Evaluation of Students:
45% Exams (3 exams, 15% each
20% Lecture Final
15% Lab Final (Cumulative)
(3 quizzes, lowest dropped)
% Formal Lab Reports (
Exam format: The types of questions on exams will include multiple choice, matching,
true or false, fill in, and sh
*If a student is absent on an exam day, the student may make up the exam
. Make up exams will be ESSAY type. Quizzes can not be made
up, therefore absence from a quiz is a grade of “0”.
There are no make
. If you are absent for a lab exercise, you are still responsible
for the material covered. If you are absent from lab more than two times, points will be
deducted from your lab grade. Five (5) points will be subtracted from the final lab grade
for each l
ab that is missed
with the exception of the two allowed absences.
Lab reports must be written in a specific format as indicated on a separate handout found
in the Lab file in Ocean Cruiser Shared files.
Campus Resources and Services:
There is tutoring a
vailable (a) in the writing lab for all
subject areas, not just English courses, and (b) in the Mathematics Tutoring Center. In addition
Student Success Seminars are scheduled each week and are posted on the college website under
“Campus Resources and Serv
ices.” More information on college services can be found by using
Z index on the college website (for example, under “T’ for Tutoring or under “S” for
Study Strategy Sessions.)
If there is any student in this class who
has special needs because of learning disabilities or other
kinds of disabilities, please feel free to come and discuss this with me, or a staff member
Individual faculty members may make reasonable chang
es to his course outline
exclusive of course requirements, course calendar, and grading procedures.
All individuals should not assume that anything received, sent, or stored in this course or in any
course is private. Students’ written work, assignments,
and test results may be used
anonymously for college assessment purposes. Course content, support materials, and
communications (including chats, discussions, emails, and any other forms of communication)
may be used for quality assurance purposes by auth
orized college administrators.
Ocean Cruiser is the official email communication for students at OCC
Failure to pay for this course may result in your being dropped for non