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NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNANDALE CAMPUS SYLLABUS FOR BIO 150 – 004N (SPRING 2019) INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY DR. RAJI SUBRAMANIAN Professor of Biology & Natural Science Dept. of Mathematics, Science and Engineering Contact details Room: CS 120B Phone: (703) 764-6048 Email: [email protected] Office Hours Scheduled: Monday – 12.30 to 3.30 pm Wednesday – 8.30 am to 10.30 am By Appointment: Tuesday – 8.30 to 10.30 am Wednesday – 12.30 to 3.30 am PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION IN THIS SYLLABUS CAREFULLY. Information in this syllabus is subject to change according to the needs of the class and at the discretion of the instructor. Course Description BIO 150 INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY (4 credits) This course involves the study of the general characteristics of microorganisms, and also emphasizes their relationships to individual and community health. Lecture 2½ hours. Recitation and laboratory 2½ hours. Total 5 hours per week. General Course Purpose This is a one semester introductory college transfer-level course designed to meet the needs of allied health students, health science students, and for students interested in the relationships of microorganisms to individual and community health. Course Prerequisites Prerequisite is BIO 101 or BIO 141. Overall Course Objectives Lecture Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to: List, classify, and contrast the main categories of microorganisms. Draw and label the parts of a bacterial cell, giving possible functions for each part. Contrast eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Draw a typical growth curve and describe its phases. List the important events and their significance associated with microbial metabolism. Outline the principle concept of microbial genetics and recombinant DNA technology. List and discuss the principle reasons for and methods of controlling and/or eliminating microorganisms. Describe microbial mechanism of pathogenicity. Explain the following for the most common diseases in human body systems caused by microorganisms: o Causative organism o Occurrence o Reservoir o Mode of transmission o Incubation period o Period of communicability o Method of control including specific treatment Outline and describe the human body’s defensive mechanisms against infectious diseases. Outline the principle of epidemiology. Describe the principle characteristics of viruses, viroids, and prions. Laboratory Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to: use aseptic technique in handling microorganisms. use standard techniques of quantitative measurement of microbial growth. use standard techniques of microscopy and staining. apply standard microbiological techniques to the isolation, cultivation, and identification of microorganisms.
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Topics covered in the course Microscopy and staining techniques Microbial cell structure and function: eukaryotic and prokaryotic Microbial metabolism, microbial growth, and control of microbial growth Microbial genetics
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