Biology - BIOL 107
Introduction to Microbiology
3 Credit Hours3 Lecture Hours
This course is a non-laboratory study of the fundamentals of microbiology. Bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and multicellular parasites are studied with special emphasis on those that cause human disease. Aspects of microbial classification, physiology, metabolism, genetics, growth, control mechanisms and antimicrobial chemotherapy are examined. The modes of infectious disease transmission and immune defenses of the human body against microbial pathogens are described. The application of scientific principles to healthcare settings and public health efforts to control infection, including vaccination and appropriate use of antimicrobics, will be explored.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
- BIOL 50 or successful completion (2.0+) of introductory high school biology.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Summarize the major events associated with the history of microbiology.
- Identify the key characteristics of the major groups of organisms studied in microbiology (bacteria, algae, protozoa, fungi, viruses and multicellular parasites).
- Summarize the various ways microbes impact our daily lives.
- Distinguish between prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.
- Compare the metabolic pathways in various microbes.
- Describe how genetic information is inherited, exchanged and acquired by microbes.
- Outline the steps, mechanisms and applications associated with genetic engineering.
- Compare the nutrient and physical requirements for the growth of microbes.
- Describe the various physical and chemical methods used to control microbial growth.
- Summarize the principles for appropriate use of antimicrobial agents.
- Characterize the various modes of disease transmission and factors that contribute to pathogenicity.
- Identify healthcare associated infections and their prevention.
- Describe principles and techniques (including vaccination) that can be used to protect patients and healthcare professionals from the spread of infectious disease.
- Contrast innate (nonspecific) and adaptive (specific) immune defenses.
- Analyze the factors and mechanisms involved in immune disorders and hypersensitivity.
- Explain the importance of epidemiology to public health.
- Outline the use of microorganisms in bioremediation, biotechnology and food production.
- Classify microbial diseases of the major organ systems of the human body.
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