Department Homepage  Course Listings Degree Options Department Information Home Department Listings eSchedule Catalog Home Home
 
Master Course Outline
BIOL& 260
Microbiology


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:40


Description
This course is a study of the general biology of microorganisms. This course is primarily intended for Nursing and Allied Health majors in fulfillment of the pre-nursing (or health care related) program lab science requirements; however, this course may also be used in fulfillment of a general education lab science requirement. Topics include: the classification, morphology, and physiology of microorganisms with an emphasis on the importance of microorganisms causing infectious diseases. Lab work focuses on the culturing and characterization of microorganisms. Formerly BIO 230, Microbiology. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in BIOL& 160 or 211 or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of sterile technique, and its significance in a clinical setting.
  • Describe the role microorganisms play in the lives of humans.
  • Describe basic growth requirements of bacteria.
  • Explain how microorganisms are able to create disease states in humans.
  • Explain how bacterial cell metabolism is used to identify unknown bacteria.
  • Describe the structure and function of the immune system.
  • Describe the symptoms and etiology of some specific infectious diseases caused by certain microorganisms.
  • Prepare and stain a microbial specimen.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BIOL& 260
    Spring 2016
    6031
    Lori Loseth
    BIOL& 260
    Winter 2016
    1861
    Pete van Dyke
    BIOL& 260
    Winter 2016
    6031
    Lori Loseth
    BIOL& 260
    Winter 2016
    6032
    Lori Loseth
    BIOL& 260
    Winter 2016
    7058
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.