Biol2421_P71_Spring11 - BIOLOGY 2421 Instructor's Lecture...

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BIOLOGY 2421 Instructor’s Lecture Section Syllabus Spring 2011 INSTRUCTOR:                      Larry  COURSE TITLE:                    Principles of Microbiology SECTION:                              BIOL 2421-P71 CREDIT HOURS:                   4   PREREQUISITE:                   BIOL 2401 with a grade of “C” or better  within the last five years or consent of  Department Chair. COREQUISITE:                     BIOL 2421 Laboratory CLASSROOM:                      D241 PHONE:                                 (214) 808-5859 EMAIL:                                  [email protected] OFFICE HOURS:                   By appointment                                                                                                Course Description Classification, cell structure, metabolism, and historical concepts of  microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa.  Infectious diseases and immunology will be emphasized. Practical  microbiology will include diagnostic microbiology of water, food,  sewage, soil, and industrial applications. Laboratory methods are  stressed, and experimentation with pure cultures of medical,  environmental, and industrial importance is used extensively. Lab is  required.   Textbook  
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Microbiology (with diseases by Taxonomy)  by Robert Bauman, 3 td  edition Measurable Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to do the  following: 1. Describe the distinctive characteristics of prokaryotic cells, and the  diverse growth requirements of prokaryotic organisms. 2. Explain different ways that microbial growth can be controlled, and  define the importance of selective toxicity in terms of treating infectious  diseases. 3. Explain the unique characteristics of bacterial metabolism and  bacterial genetics, and discuss how antibiotic resistance and virulence  mechanisms evolve in bacteria. 4. Compare the characteristics and reproduction of acellular infectious  agents (viruses and prions) with cellular infectious agents (bacteria,  protozoa, and fungi). 5. Describe the function of host defenses and the immune system in  combating infectious diseases, and explain how immunizations protect  against specific diseases. 6. Explain the transmission and virulence mechanisms of cellular and 
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