Course Summary
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14 weeks (75 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Microbiology


The course objective is to introduce students to the microbial world acquainting students with how microbes interact with humans and the environment. Students will be acquainted with the symbiotic relationship with microbes and will study pathogenic microorganisms and their role in human disease, human immunology, viruses, microbial metabolism, and biotechnology.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Name, classify and describe the various types of microorganisms
  • Describe and understand the roles of microbes on earth, their impact to the environment, and roles within the human body
  • Learn about methods of culturing microbes
  • Review the history of eukaryotes, fungi, and protists
  • Identify careers and industries using microbiology
  • Identify and describe viruses and infectious diseases and their traits
  • Be acquainted with microbial nutrition, metabolism, genetics and growth
  • Apply methods of controlling microbes
  • Be introduced to real world medical applications and uses of microbes in drugs and treatments
  • Learn about biotechnology and its applications in environmental science, food production and water safety

General Topics:

  • Themes of microbiology, chemistry of biology, tools of the laboratory, prokaryotic profiles, eukaryotic cells and microorganisms, introduction to the viruses, metabolism, microbial nutrition, ecology and growth, microbial genetics, controlling microbes and viruses, physical and chemical control of microbes, drugs, microbes, host, microbe-human interactions, host defenses, disorders in immunity, diagnosing infections, pathogens, infectious diseases of the skin and eyes, nervous system, cardiovascular and the lymphatic systems, respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, and genitourinary system, environmental microbiology, applied microbiology and water safety, and genetic engineering and recombinant DNA
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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