Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Oct 17, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL& 260 Microbiology

5 credits
Introduces students to the major concepts of the microbiological science. These concepts include basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between eukaryotic, prokaryotic and viral systems, growth factors and curves, techniques in microbial control, microbial interrelationships and host defenses. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisites: CHEM& 121 , BIOL& 160 .

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define and explain the principles of microbiology
  • Compare and contrast the anatomical and physiological attributes of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
  • Distinguish the differences between viruses and bacteria
  • Describe how viruses differ from eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
  • Examine factors required for growth of microbial populations both in vitro and in vivo.
  • Describe the principles of disease transmission
  • Distinguish between different types of immune response
  • Explain how host systems react to injury and/or invasion by pathogenic agents
  • Categorize various techniques for immunization
  • Identify common inhabitants of the oral ecology and the diseases they cause