Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE ID:
OOSL-0086
Organization's ID:
BIO250L
Organization:
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
14 weeks (27 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Microbiology Lab
Description

Objective:

The course objective is for students to complete at-home laboratory experiments, track and record results, answer lab-based questions reflected in graded lab reports, and complete lab-based assessments to meet the lab requirement. This lab-only course is designed as a standalone addition to StraighterLine's Microbiology course. The labs are provided by eScience Labs, a leading provider of at-home lab kits and online lab instructional materials andresources.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the various types of microorganisms
  • Quantify the number of microorganisms in a given sample
  • Use proper staining techniques
  • Identify different microbes
  • Describe how different types of media can be used to select for specific microorganisms
  • Explain the various nutrient sources used by microbes
  • Use proper technique to culture bacteria
  • Use proper aseptic techniques
  • Explain the techniques used to control microbial growth
  • Discuss how microbes are used in food production
  • Discuss the ecological factors involved in microbial growth

General Topics:

  • Microbial cell structure and function
  • Introduction to culturing and aseptic technique
  • Quantification of cultured microorganisms
  • Selective media and agar
  • Microbial nutrition
  • Microbial ecology
  • Microbial control
  • Industrial microbiology
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Laboratory
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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