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    Dec 04, 2015
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Microbiology itself is difficult. There is a lot of reading and studying in this class. The subject focuses on the cells and what happens to them if they are put into different environments. It also goes through how the cells replicate and what happens if the cell gets infected with viruses and bacteria. Also, it tells how our cells do to fight infection. There is a lot more detail about the cells and what the cells do to the body that shows you see sign and symptoms.

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    This course for me was very interesting. I love the experiments it was very interesting to create your own slides. I learned how there are many different receptors that the cells that viruses can attach to. The subject about HIV viruses entering and replicating inside of your body gives you a better understanding. I learned the different types of white blood cells which I never thought there was more than one. There is so much more like immune disorders, pathogenesis, microbial growth and metabolism among others. For lab finding the unknown that was given to us was very interesting because we are doing different types of experiments to find out what you have.

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    9-11 hours

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    The professor at the beginning of the semester and through out the semester keeps reminding us that studying ahead of time will give you a higher chance of getting a good grade in the class. As a student I used to think that cramming was better for me it wasn't until I took this class. There is so much information that is given to you that as a student you realized that you do need to study ahead of time of the exams. I crammed the first exam and didn't do so well so for the next exam I decided to study a week before the exam, read the book, re-did the quizzes to see if I understood the chapters my result was that I got an A. I did the same thing for the following exams and got the same results. The more chapters I had to study the more studying ahead of time I needed to do.

    • Fall 2015
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