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BIOL& 260 - Microbiology

5 Credits
A survey of the characteristics of bacteria and other microorganisms, methods of study, their role in nature and applications to health and environmental problems. Includes laboratory.

Pre-requisite(s) MATH 091 or higher min 2.0 and BIOL& 160 min 2.0 or BIOL& 211 min 2.0.
Placement Eligibility Math 107, 111, 146, 180, 098
Course Note Previously BIOL 250

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day
Fall Day, Evening
Winter Day, Evening
Spring Day, Evening

Designed to Serve For health science student going into allied health programs, or into transfer programs, transfer students in the biological sciences.
Active Date 20210403T10:07:52

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 33 Lab 44
Total Contact Hours 77
Degree Distributions:
  • Science
  • Science Lab

Course Outline
  • Microbial cell biology
  • Cellular structure and function
  • Growth and division
  • Cell energy metabolism
  • Microbial genetics
  • Cause, consequences and uses of mutations
  • Exchange and acquisition of genetic information
  • Interactions and impact of microorganisms and humans
  • Microbial pathogenicity mechanisms
  • Disease transmission
  • Antibiotics and chemotherapy
  • Genetic engineering
  • Interactions and impact of microorganisms in the environment
  • Adaptation and natural selection
  • Symbiosis
  • Microbial recycling of resources
  • Integrating themes
  • Microbial evolution
  • Microbial diversity
  • Laboratory work is planned to relate directly to the above topics, using techniques and non-pathogenic bacteria which are associated with clinical public health and environmental microbiology and includes a clinical unknown

Student Learning Outcomes
Explain and apply the concepts of disease transmission.

Explain and apply various host-microbe interactions.

Explain and apply how antimicrobials work and how antimicrobial resistance happens.

Evaluate microbiology information and its sources critically and communicate findings (visually, orally, and in writing).

Explain and apply how vaccines and molecular and biochemical tests work.

Demonstrate proper aseptic, microbiological, and laboratory safety techniques.

Analyze experimental data and use it to explain microbiological phenomena

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