A survey of microorganisms with emphasis on clinically important bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and invertebrates. Emphasis placed on the health care applications of microbiology and transmission of infectious disease agents. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIOL 110. Corequisite: BIOL 221L.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIOL 110. Corequisite: BIOL 221L.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Most current editions of the following:
Microbiology: An Introduction
By Tortora, et al (Pearson) Recommended
To explain the relationship between microbes and our lives.
To describe the diversity, structure and metabolic processes of microorganisms.
To describe the role of microbial genetics in relation to concepts including but not limited to antibiotic resistance and development of vaccines.
Describe important characteristics of bacteria, viruses, clinically important fungi, protozoa and invertebrates.
Assess the differences in microbial metabolism, growth and reproduction.
Identify important groups of pathogenic microorganisms.
Describe the human bodily defenses to pathogenic microorganisms.
Describe bodily relationships with non-pathogenic microorganisms.
Describe epidemiology related to pathogenic microorganisms.
Describe control and treatment of pathogenic microorganisms.
Describe clinically important bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoan and invertebrate characteristics, metabolism growth and reproduction.
Describe the control and treatment of microbial pathogens.
Characteristics of bacteria, viruses, clinically important fungi, protozoa and invertebrates
Differences in microbial metabolism, growth and reproduction
Important groups of pathogenic microorganisms
Human bodily defenses to pathogenic microorganisms
Bodily relationships with non-pathogenic microorganisms
Epidemiology related to pathogenic microorganisms
Control and treatment of pathogenic microorganisms
Clinically important bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoan and invertebrate characteristics, metabolism growth and reproduction
Control and treatment of microbial pathogens
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical
outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.