This class was tough.
I would recommend this course and professor highly. I am generally a smart student but this class and teacher forced me into a whole new realm of studying and being able to apply what ive learned in new and innovative ways. I initially hated it but in the end I realized that she wasnt trying to be mean or annoying. she wanted us to not just simply memorize definitions and study tables. I believe her ultimate goal was to to allow her students begin to confidently identify symptoms of diseases and to be able to without a shadow of a doubt identify the determining bacteria, virus, or fungus, etc, that was the culprit in causing the problems and how to readily identify the correct course of treatment or vaccination. It was absolutely a headache but now that Its over i have renewed interest in taking initiative in studying wholeheartedly any subject and passionately being able to apply what i've learned in real world situations.
Ive learned about prokaryotic, eukaryotic, organisms, bacteria, algae, archaea, protists, and how the immune system functions to create antibodies to ward off disease and restore balance in the body. we've learned about many illnesses and diseases that showcase symptoms that doesn't seam to identify the true problem. i learned how different viruses take on very smart ways of avoiding being engulfed by antibodies and how they wreak havoc on the body and in many cases how they trigger allergic reactions, and even spawn auto immune responses.
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Advice for students:
go into this class with a clear mind and be ready to take notes. this will not your typical class. it will challenge everything you've learned thus far, and take your critical thinking to a whole new level. get ready to be disciplined and put away social media to be able to devote a lot of hours of study to completely understand microbiology.