|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:
||Dr. Jessmi Ling|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:
||credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)|
||The organization, morphology and cell structure of
microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria and fungi. Microbial
growth and its control, aspects of medical and applied
microbiology and microbial ecology are discussed. Laboratory
exercises are designed to demonstrate basic microbiological
techniques as well as relevant microbial activities and
Prerequisites: BIOL 210, 211, CHEM 200, 201
- Madigan MT, Bender KS, Buckley DH, Sattley WM and Stahl DA. Brock Biology of
Microorganisms. 15th Edition (2018). Pearson Education Inc. New York.
- Laboratory manual. (Mandatory)
- General Microbiology Laboratory Manual, Winter 2015, The King’s University.
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
|Lab (notebooks, reports, exams) ||27%|
|COURSE OBJECTIVES:||At the end of this course, students will be able to: |
After completing the laboratory component of this course, students will be able to:
the structure of various types of microorganisms including
Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protists.
- Compare, contrast, and evaluate different systems used to
classify microorganisms and apply this knowledge to the classification
of unknown microorganisms.
- Relate knowledge of microbiology to other fields of study such as biochemistry, genetics, and biotechnology.
read and evaluate information from scientific papers and the news
media. Demonstrate an understanding of the peer-review
- Demonstrate knowledge of medically important microorganisms and current issues involving microorganisms and public health.
- Develop a respect and appreciation for the intricacies of the microbial component of God’s creation.
- Culture and isolate microorganisms using aseptic technique.
- Isolate, identify, and quantify microorganisms from various types of samples.
- Clearly communicate experimental results in the form of scientific papers.
- Course Introduction
- Assignment instructions.
- Laboratory safety and instructions
- Cell Structure and Function
- Microbial Metabolism
- Microbial Growth and Control
- Viruses and Viral Replication
- Microbial Information Flow
- Microbial Regulatory Systems
- Genetics of Bacteria and Archaea
- Microbial Evolution and Systematics
- Microbial Metabolic Diversity
- Microbial Functional Diversity
- Microbial symbioses with Humans
- Microbial Infection and Pathogenesis
|LAB OUTLINE:||1. Microbiology Techniques|
2. Morphology and Staining
3. Experimental Design
4. Physical and Chemical Requirements for Growth
5. Bacterial enumeration
6. Bacterial Growth Experiment
7. Microbial Metabolism
8. Effects of chemical agents on bacterial growth
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.