MCB2004-FZ-Syllabus12 (1)

MCB2004-FZ-Syllabus12 (1) - Microbiology, MCB 2004 Spring...

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Microbiology, MCB 2004 Spring 2012 MCB 2004 MICROBIOLOGY FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCE Syllabus-Spring 2012 Instructor : , Assistant Professor Room 207, Bio Unit 1 Phone: 850 644-6273, Fax: 850 644 0481 Email: Office hours: Mon. 2:00-4:00 PM or by appt. Textbook: Microbiology, an Introduction. By Tortora, Funke, and Case Benjamin Cummings Inc., 10th Edition, 2010. Lectures: MWF, 11:15 AM-12:05 PM, HCB 0102 ( attendance required ) Help sessions: M, 4:00-5:00 PM, KIN 1024 (attendance recommended). You are encouraged to attend the help sessions during which the TA will play movies and lectures (listed in the course library folder). You can earn extra bonus credits by answering simple questions related to what you have watched and/or to what you have learned in the class. We will also answer your questions or review class materials if necessary. You should contact the TAs in advance to make special arrangements if you have schedule conflicts. Corequisite: MCB2004L Please contact Ms. Kasia Chodyla (KIN 2055, 850-644-0484, ) if you have questions about the lab course. Teaching assistants: Jiao Sima, KIN (King New Biology Building), Room 3070 Email: Office hours: Tue 12:30-2:30 PM (tentative) or by appointment Zhuan Qin, KLB (Kasha Laboratory Building), Room 320 Email: Office hours: Fri 12:30-2:30 PM (tentative) or by appointment Course website: Blackboard website ( ) _______________________________________________________________________________ Course description: This is an introductory course of general microbiology. We will introduce you the world of microorganisms, commonly known as microbes that are too small to be seen by naked eyes. Microbes live in our bodies, in the air, under the ground, in the ocean, and almost everywhere you can imagine. Microorganisms shape human life in many ways. They are also important tools Page 1 of 7
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Microbiology, MCB 2004 Spring 2012 routinely used in biomedical research, leading to many fundamental discoveries. We will present you the fascinating microbial world with lectures (in class) and videos and movies (mostly in help sessions). Learning objectives: You are expected to know the following concepts after you finish this course: I. Characteristics of microorganisms: 1. Diversity of microorganisms. 2. Cellular structures of microorganisms. The similarities and differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. 3. Growth and metabolism of microorganisms. 4. Basic microbial genetics and use of microbes in biomedical research. II. Interrelationships of microorganisms with humans: 1. Historical perspective. 2. Microorganisms around us. Microbes in food, beverage, products, and environment. 3.
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