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Evening Campus
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
(800) 231-2391

COURSE SYLLABUS

17 / SPRG1 - Early Spring 8-Week Session

Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus
17 / SPRG1 - Early Spring 8-Week Session
Evening Campus
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
(800) 231-2391

 
Course Prefix and Number: BIOL 221L
 
Course Title: Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
 
Semester Credit Hours: 2
 
Class Day and Time: Mon Wed 
7:45 PM-10:35 PM
Additional Notes:

**NOTE: There will no class Monday January 15, 2018 due to Martin Luther King Day. Make up class is scheduled for Friday January 19, 2018.

This course is web-enhanced, taught entirely in a classroom setting using D2L course management software to supplement in-seat content.

 

Catalog Description

Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 221. $40 lab fee. Prerequisite BIOL 110L. Corequisite: BIOL 221.

Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite BIOL 110L. Corequisite: BIOL 221.

Text

Life Sciences Spiral Bound 70-Set -- Lab Notebook 2009 edition
Author: Hayden McNeil (Hayden McNeil)
ISBN: 9781930882355

Course Objectives

· To demonstrate familiarity with basic laboratory techniques of clinical microbiology, including culturing of microbes, sterile techniques, staining procedures, microscopy and physiological test used for identification of common pathogenic microorganisms. · To demonstrate familiartity with medical microbiology and immunology including normal flora of the human throat, skin bacteria, and agglutination reactions.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

· Culture microorganisms using sterile techniques.
· Demonstrate microbial staining procedures.
· Use appropriate microscope techniques.
· Conduct physiological test to identify clinically important microorganisms.
· Identify clinically important microorganisms.

Instructional Methods

Laboratory Exercises selected and listed are performed in groups, pairs or individually as appropriate. On Mondays, we will follow the procedures outlined with each exercise (some procedures will be modified in accordance with the availability of space, supplies and equipment). On Wednesdays, we will read, interpret and record the test results on the same exercises. For each microbiological test performed, you are responsible to know and understand: the purpose, procedure, and the correct interpretation of results.

Out of Class Activities

Reading through of the week's laboratory exercises prior to class is strongly recommended.
Pre-Labs will need to be completed in your laboratory notebook BEFORE each lab.

Graded Activities

Lab Quizzes60 Points37.5% of grade
Description -

There are 6 weekly quizzes, consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions. Quizzes cover material from previous week’s lab exercises. Quizzes online in D2L. Quizzes open from midnight Tuesday morning through Wednesday at 5:00 pm.

 
Identifying Unknown40 Points25% of grade
Description -

You will be provided with a simulated clinical specimen. You should be able to identify the unknown organism by genus and species. To accomplish this, it is necessary for you to employ all the learned techniques and to demonstrate an understanding of the enzyme systems of various bacteria we have used during laboratory session. The laboratory report containing information about the identified microorganism, should be typed, follow the guidelines provided, and submitted via the D2L dropbox.

Method of Evaluation -

Graded according to the rubric posted on D2L.

 
Pre-Labs60 Points37.5% of grade
Description -

A laboratory report must be filled out for each exercise done in lab.  This form will include the purpose, protocol, and results of each exercise.

 

Grading Scale

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
0-59 F

Additional Information / Instructions

NO late work will be accepted.

Use of Electronic Devices During Class Without Prior Authorization is Strictly Prohibited.

Schedule of Activities and Assignments

Week 1
Culture Techniques, Microscopy
Activities:

Laboratory Safety
Exercise 1 - Culture Transfer Techniques
Exercise 2 - Pure Culture Techniques
Exercise 3 - The Compound Microscope

Additional Notes:

**NOTE: There will no class Monday January 15, 2018 due to Martin Luther King Day. Make up class is scheduled for Friday January 19, 2018.

 
Week 2
Bacterial Staining Techniques
Activities:

Exercise 4 - Preparation of Bacterial Smear and Simple Staining
Exercise 5 - The Negative Stain Technique
Exercise 6 - The Gram Stain Technique

Examinations:

Quiz 1 on D2L

Additional Notes:

**NOTE: There will no class Monday January 15, 2018 due to Martin Luther King Day. Make up class is scheduled for Friday January 19, 2018.

 
Week 3
Epidemiology, Physical and Chemical Agents
Activities:

A Simulated Epidemic
The Effect of Physical Agents on Bacteria

Examinations:

Quiz 2 on D2L

 
Week 4
Control of Microorganisms; Staph, Strep, Enteric Bacteria
Activities:

Evaluation of Disinfectants and Antiseptics
The Effect of Antibiotics on Bacteria
The Genus Staphylococcus
The Genus Streptococcus
The Enteric Bacteria

Examinations:

Quiz 3 on D2L

 
Week 5
Medical Microbiology and Serology
Activities:

The Genus Staphylococcus
The Genus Streptococcus
The Enteric Bacteria
Agglutination Reactions

Examinations:

Quiz 4 on D2L

 
Week 6
Identification of a Bacterial Unknown (Group)
Activities:

Bacterial Structural Characteristics
Bacterial Culture Characteristics
Biochemical Characteristics of Bacteria

Examinations:

Quiz 5 on D2L

 
Week 7
Individual Unknown Project
Activities:

Individual Unknown Project Assignment 
Unknown Project Tests

Examinations:

Quiz 6 on D2L

 
Week 8
Final Week
Activities:

Continue Unknown testing
Individual Unknown Identification Project Due - there will be time for questions and last minute changes.  
Completed report should be submitted via D2L.

Additional Notes:

NO late work will be accepted.

 

Library Resources

Columbia College Resources - Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Course Policies and Procedures

Attendance

Columbia College Policy - Columbia College students are expected to attend all classes and laboratory periods for which they are enrolled.  Students are directly responsible to instructors for class attendance and work missed during an absence for any cause.  If absences jeopardize progress in a course, an instructor may withdraw a student from the course with a grade of "F" or "W" at the discretion of the instructor.  For additional information, see the Columbia College policy on Student Attendance.

Campus Policy - Regular attendance is expected of all students. Attendance is one of the most important measures of your interest and desire to do well academically. Your attendance helps your instructor facilitate better discussions and your fellow students benefit from your ideas and experiences.

Unforeseen circumstances occasionally dictate that you must miss class; please make every effort to discuss such circumstances with your instructor before the absence. Remember that if you are not in class, you are absent - regardless of the reasons - and that you are still responsible for all in-class assignments made. Your instructor is not responsible for providing this information to you - you must plan ahead with another student who would agree to share notes, etc., with you and vice versa.

Academic Integrity

Columbia College Policy - Columbia College students must fulfill their academic obligations through honest, independent effort.  Dishonesty is considered a serious offense subject to strong disciplinary actions.  Activities which constitute academic dishonesty include plagiarism, unauthorized joint effort on exams or assignments, falsification of forms or records, providing false or misleading information, or aiding another in an act of academic dishonesty.  For more information, see the Columbia College Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures.

Class Conduct and Personal Conduct

Columbia College Policy - Students must conduct themselves so others will not be distracted from the pursuit of learning.  Students may be disciplined for any conduct which constitutes a hazard to the health, safety, or well-being of members of the College community or which is deemed detrimental to the College's interests. Discourteous or unseemly conduct may result in a student being asked to leave the classroom.  For more information, see the Columbia College Student Code of Conduct and Student Behavioral Misconduct Policy and Procedures.

Cancelled Class Make-Up

Columbia College Policy - Classes cancelled because of inclement weather or other reasons must be rescheduled.  For more information, see the Columbia College Inclement Weather Policy.

Campus Policy - Information about class cancellations due to inclement weather will be available at 875-SHUT (875-7488). Class cancellation information will also be broadcast over local radio and television stations. Students may also check the college website, www.ccis.edu.

If a class is cancelled due to weather or any other reason a make up night will be scheduled.   The typical make up night will be scheduled for a Friday night.   Watch your CougarMail concerning the class make up schedule.

Make-Up Examinations

Columbia College Policy - Make-up examinations may be authorized for students who miss regularly scheduled examinations due to circumstances beyond their control.  Make-up examinations must be administered as soon as possible after the regularly scheduled examination period and must be administered in a controlled environment.

Campus Policy - Make up examinations are scheduled on designated Saturday mornings 9am in 103 Buchanan. Students must present a picture I.D. in order to be admitted to the testing session. Students must arrange with the instructor to take the exam before or after it is given in class and permission to take a makeup examination (or any graded activity) is granted at the discretion of the instructor.

Adding, Dropping or Withdrawing from a Course

Columbia College Policy - Students may add a course through Wednesday of the first week of the session and drop a course without academic or financial liability through close of business on Monday of the second week of the session.  Once enrolled, a student is considered a member of that class until he or she officially drops or withdraws in accordance with College policy.  An official drop/withdrawal takes place only when a student has submitted a Drop/Add/Withdrawal form.  A failure to attend class, or advising a fellow student, staff or adjunct faculty member of an intent to withdraw from a class does not constitute official drop/withdrawal.  The drop/add/withdrawal periods begin the same day/date the session starts, not the first day a particular class begins. If a student stops attending a class but does not submit the required Drop/Withdrawal form a grade of "F" will be awarded.  For more information, see the Columbia College Registration Policy and Procedures.

Withdrawal Excused

Columbia College Policy - A student may request an excused withdrawal (WE) under extraordinary circumstances by submitting a Drop/Withdrawal form accompanied by a complete explanation of the circumstances and supporting documentation to the location director.  The WE request must include all classes in which the student is currently enrolled.  The Vice President for Adult Higher Education is the approving authority for all WE requests.  A student who receives approval of their WE request may still be required to return some or all of the federal financial assistance received for the session.  For more information, see the Columbia College Withdrawal Policy.

Incomplete

Columbia College Policy - A student may request that the instructor award a grade of "I" due to extraordinary circumstances (unforeseen or unexpected circumstances beyond the student's control) that prevent a student from completing the requirements of a course by the end of a session.  An "I" will not be given because a student is failing, negligent or not meeting requirements.  If the instructor believes an "I" is appropriate, the instructor will specify the work needed to complete the course and the time allowed to complete the work.  Work missed must be made up within two subsequent sessions unless the instructor specifies an earlier date.  Extensions beyond two sessions must be approved by the Vice President for Adult Higher Education.  If the work is completed during the specified time period, the instructor will change the "I" to the grade earned.  If the work is not completed during the specified time, the instructor may allow the incomplete to remain on the student's permanent record or change it to any other letter grade.  For more information, see the Columbia College Undergraduate Grading Policy.

Grade Appeal

Columbia College Policy - A student may appeal any grade given if it is believed to be in error or in conflict with Columbia College policy and procedures.  The student must state in writing to the location director why the grade awarded is believed to be in error and request a desired remedy.  The faculty member who awarded the grade will be given the opportunity to comment on all student allegations.  If the issue cannot be resolved at the location the appeal will be transmitted through the location director to the Vice President for Adult Higher Education.  A grade appeal must be received for review by the Vice President for Adult Higher Education prior to the end of 60 days from the date the grade was awarded.  For more information, see the Columbia College Undergraduate Grading Policy.

Prerequisites

Columbia College Policy - Course prerequisites are established to ensure that a student has adequate academic preparation to succeed in a particular course.  Staff members will attempt to ensure that students meet prerequisite requirements.  However, it is the student's responsibility to closely examine the course descriptions to determine if prerequisites exist and to enroll in courses in the proper sequence.  In some exceptional cases it may be apparent that the student possesses the required skills and knowledge to succeed in a particular course, even though they have not taken the prerequisite course.  In this case the prerequisite course may be waived by the location director.  Waiver of a course as a prerequisite does not remove the requirement to complete the course if it is a requirement for the student's degree program.

CougarTrack

Columbia College Policy - The College provides all students access to CougarMail (the official means of e-mail communication for the College), online resources from the Stafford Library, and their Columbia College records (transcripts, grades, student schedules, etc.) through CougarTrack.

CougarMail

Columbia College Policy - The official student email address (also known as CougarMail) will be used for all official correspondence from faculty and staff.  Students are responsible for the information received and are required to monitor their CougarMail account on a regular basis.  Students may forward their CougarMail to another email account but will be held responsible for the information sent over CougarMail, even if there is a problem with the alternate mail service.

Cell Phones

Columbia College Policy - Cell phones can be a distraction to the learning process.  Location directors or course instructors may require that cell phones be turned off or set to vibrate during class periods.  Students requiring special arrangements to receive a cell phone call during class should make prior arrangements with their location director or course instructor.

Textbooks

Columbia College Policy - The textbooks listed on this syllabus are required for this course.  They are guaranteed to be available through the authorized textbook suppliers designated by Columbia College. 

FERPA

Columbia College Policy - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.  For more information, see the Columbia College Family Education Rights and Privacy Policy.

Student Accessibility Resources

Columbia College Policy - Students with documented disabilities who may need academic services for this course are required to register with the office of Student Accessibility Resources.  Until the student has been cleared through this office, accommodations do not have to be granted.  If you are a student who has a documented disability, it is important for you to read the entire syllabus as soon as possible.  The structure or the content of the course may make an accommodation not feasible.  Student Accessibility Resources is located in Student Affairs in AHSC 215 and can be reached by phone at (573) 875-7626.  For more information, see the Columbia College ADA and Section 504 Policy for Students.

Alcohol and Other Drugs: Columbia College Policies & Resources

Columbia College Policy - Columbia College recognizes the negative health effects associated with the use, possession, and distribution of controlled and/or illicit substances, and their detrimental impact on the quality of the educational environment.  Therefore, all members of the College community share in the responsibility of protecting the campus environment by exemplifying high standards of professional and personal conduct.  For more information and resources, see the Columbia College Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.

Tobacco-Free Policy

Columbia College Policy - The following policy goes into effect on August 21, 2017.  Columbia College values and is concerned for the health and well-being of its students, employees and visitors. The College is committed to providing a healthful and productive educational and employment environment for members of the College community. Consistent with this commitment and in the interest of the general health and welfare of the College community, the College prohibits the use of all tobacco products and related devices on all College property and premises.  For more information, see the Columbia College Tobacco-Free Policy.

Non-Discrimination

Columbia College Policy - Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of protected status (see Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity for a definition of "protected status") are strictly prohibited. Persons who engage in such conduct are subject to discipline up to and including termination or dismissal.  For more information, see the Columbia College Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy and Complaint Resolution Procedure.

Columbia College Policy Library

Columbia College Policy - The policies set forth in the Online Policy Library are the current official versions of College policies and supersede and replace any other existing or conflicting policies covering the same subject matter.  The Online Policy Library is currently under construction with new policies being added on a frequent basis and the policies currently listed are not comprehensive of every College policy.  Questions regarding the Online Policy Library should be directed to the Office of the General Counsel.  For more information on policies applicable to students, see Student Policies.  For more information on policies applicable to the entire Columbia College community, see College-Wide Policies.

ADDITIONAL CAMPUS POLICIES

Course Evaluations - All students are encouraged to complete the online course evaluations. Students are notified by way of CougarMail when the evaluations are available. The evaluations are used to help instructors improve their teaching techniques. They are reviewed carefully by the Evening Campus Director, Assistant Director, and several AHE Administrators. Student should know that all responses are completely confidential, instructors only view results after grades are posted. Your input is valued and appreciated.

Late graded assignment/activity policy - All graded assignments or activities are due when stated in the syllabus or by the instructor. Graded assignments or activities submitted after the stated due date/time will not receive any credit unless the instructor has specifically stated that full or partial credit may be awarded to late submissions.

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