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BIO206 - General Microbiology
Catalog Description: Studies the structure and function of micro-organisms, with an emphasis on prokaryotes. Topics include microbial physiology, growth and metabolism, control of growth, genetics and genetic engineering, host-microbe relationships, principles of immunology, environmental and applied microbiology. Lab procedures include microscopy, aseptic technique, staining methods, media preparation and use, growth of bacterial cultures, enzyme and chemical assays, identification techniques, modern molecular techniques. Three class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisite: BIO 115 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Lab: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Engage in activities utilizing the process of science.
2. Document laboratory procedures using a laboratory notebook.
3. Describe using examples the diversity of microorganisms.
4. Demonstrate proficiency in basic laboratory skills including aseptic technique, culture techniques, methods of identification, and applications in microbial technology.
5. Explain the Germ Theory of disease.
6. Describe cellular structures and functions for prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
7. Explain the fundamentals of bacterial genetics.
8. Describe the use of microbes in various industries including pharmaceutical, biomanufacturing and environmental.
9. Apply recombinant DNA techniques using real life examples.
10. Summarize physical and chemical methods of microbial control.
11. Discuss methods of viral reproduction.
12. Describe the role bacteria play in diverse ecosystems.
13. Summarize the principal types of host defenses.
14. Describe properties of microbes that contribute to pathogenicity.
Effective Term: Fall 2019