Catalog 2023-2024 
    Mar 03, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024

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.

This course meets the Natural Science  with lab general education distribution requirement.

Prerequisites: CHEM& 121  and BIOL& 160  

Course Outcomes
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

General Education Distribution Area Outcomes
Students who successfully complete courses in the Natural Science distribution area will be able to:

  • Use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate the accuracy of data/information relative to the natural world
  • Identify and locate appropriate resources to answer questions concerning living systems and/or matter 
  • Apply principles of science in our daily lives

Total Hours: 70 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 30 Guided Practice (Lab or Clinical) Hours: 40