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BIOL& 260
Microbiology


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:40


Description
This course involves the study of the general biology of microorganisms. While this course is primarily intended for Nursing and Allied Health majors, it may also be used in fulfillment of a general education lab science requirement. Topics include the classification, morphology, and physiology of microorganisms emphasizing 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
  • Apply major terms, vocabulary, methods and concepts relevant to microbiology.
  • Describe the structure, reproduction and metabolic processes of cellular and acellular microbes.
  • Compare how these processes are similar and how they differ from those of macro organisms.
  • List the basic requirements for microbial growth and evaluate the use of chemical and physical means to control that growth.
  • Conclude how microorganisms impact human lives in both positive and negative ways.
  • Apply basic concepts of epidemiology and the spread of disease, within and out of healthcare settings.
  • Describe the mechanisms of action by which antibiotics kill bacteria and the mechanisms used by bacteria which result in antibiotic resistance.
  • Demonstrate sterile technique and describes its significance in a clinical setting.
  • Explain how microorganisms can create disease states in humans.
  • Describe the symptoms and etiology of some specific infectious diseases caused by certain microorganisms.
  • List the basic elements of human host defense mechanisms.
  • Demonstrate how staining techniques, along with the evaluation of bacterial cell metabolism, is used to identify unknown bacteria.
  • Use discipline-specific laboratory materials and equipment safely and with technical skill.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BIOL& 260
    Winter 2017
    6031
    Lori Loseth
    BIOL& 260
    Winter 2017
    6032
    Lori Loseth
    BIOL& 260
    Winter 2017
    7058
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL& 260
    Winter 2017
    7059
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL& 260
    Summer 2016
    7023
    Pete van Dyke


    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.