NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Microbiology

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Microbiology
    B. Course Number: BI 224 - 30223
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    F. Instructor: Farrow, Jaime
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: jfarrow@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: By appointment. I answer all emails within 24 hours, email me anytime.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Biology 114 or 124
    M. Corequisite(s): BI 224L
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Microbiology is a study of the importance of microbiological organisms in life processes; basic principles of microbiology; isolation; morphology; physiology; identification and applications of bacteria, fungi, and viruses; and medical bacteriology and bacterial involvement in disease. Concurrent enrollment in BI224L (laboratory) is required. This is a four credit hour course. Prerequisites: College level biology course (BI 114, BI 124, BI 134, BI 144, or BI 214A)

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    Biology 224 (Microbiology) is an elective course that may be taken by science and non-science majors and will transfer to most two and four year colleges. Students seeking to transfer course credit to another institution are advised to check with the receiving institution to determine transferability. Students are encouraged to keep a hard copy of the syllabus as it may help determine transferability. Information concerning articulation agreements with regional colleges and universities can be obtained through NMJCs Counseling Office.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    The materials listed below are required. I do not give permission to use textbooks and/or lab manuals published by different authors.

    Lecture Text: Microbiology: An Introduction. Tortora, Funke, Case. 2015. 12th edition. California: Pearson Education,Inc.


    You may purchase the textbook in different formats including hardcover (ISBN-13: 978-0-321-92915-0), electronic (ISBN-13: 978-0-13-392339-1), three hole punch loose leaf (ISBN-13: 978-0-13-390555-7).

    The Mastering Microbiology supplement is optional for study purposes.


    There will be an additional materials list provided inside the course for items that will need to be purchased from a local store to complete Labs at home.



    Lab Manual: Microbiology: Laboratory Exercises. Short version. Barnett, Margaret. 1997. 2nd edition. Massachusetts: McGraw Hill Publishing.



    spiral bound (ISBN-13: 978-0697160119)




    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Course Components
    (see Course Outline):

    The course grade will be based on percentages:
    Lecture:

    Reading Assignments (per Module)
    Class Discussion (Modules 1-3 and 5-7)
    Written Assignments (per Module)
    Midterm Exam (Modules 1-4)
    Final Exam (Modules 5-8)

    Lab:
    Reading Assignments (per Module)
    Lab Assignments (per Module)
    Midterm Exam - (Modules 1-4)
    Final Exam - (Modules 5-8)

    Lecture:

    Class Discussion-25%
    Assignments-35%
    Midterm Exam-20%
    Final Exam - 20%
    100%


    Labs:
    Lab Assignments-50%
    Midterm Exam-25%
    Final Exam- 25%
    100%

    * Please note that Lecture is ¾ of your Final Grade and Lab is ¼ of your Final Grade.

    * Late Work: In order to submit work after the due date you must email me as an attachment a hospital discharge or admittance form, a doctor's note, or an obituary.

    Class Discussion: Your initial post answering the main topic question is due by mid-unit and your secondary posts are due by the end of the unit. You should make at least two (2) secondary posts. Please use the REPLY feature when answering the Main Topic question or replying to someone. (See Grading Rubric)

    Assignments/ Labs: Most labs will be completed in Microsoft Word or Works, saved in .doc or .rtf format then submitted to the Assignments area. All assignments and some labs will be completed in the Quizzes area of the course.(See grading rubric.)

    Lecture & Lab Midterm/ Final Exam: This course contains a Lecture Midterm Exam, Lecture Final Exam, Lab Midterm Exam, and Lab Final Exam. All Exams will be completed online within the course shell. The Exams are timed and password protected. Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor (webcam) are required to complete the Midterm Lecture Exam, Midterm Lab Exam, Final Lecture Exam, Final Lab Exam. From the Modules link, in the Course Information area ('needed plug-ins' section), there is information concerning the Respondus LockDown Browser including how to download and use the Browser. The Lecture Midterm and Final Exams consist of multiple choice questions. The Lab Midterm and Final Exams consist of multiple choice questions, labeling questions, and matching questions using figures, diagrams, micrographs, etc. Exams cannot be completed after the time and date that is presented in the Course Outline below.

    Discussion Grading Rubric:

    Maximum Points
    Submits a main post (minimum 100 words) related to the main discussion topic by the indicated due date.
    30 points
    Cites ALL references used; including textbook. Important note: Any reference containing "wiki" is not an acceptable reference and points will be deducted. Plagiarism must be avoided.
    10 points
    Expresses opinions and ideas in a clear and concise manner with obvious connection to topic and shows a high level of thought.
    10 points
    Demonstrates use of standard written English with respect to: organization, grammar, composition, punctuation, and construction.
    10 points
    Responds to one student with appropriate feedback and or comments promoting growth of discussion. Secondary post must be at least 50 words minimum. Due by end of unit, see Course Outline for specific due date.
    20 points
    Responds to one student or the instructor with appropriate feedback and or comments promoting growth of discussion. Secondary post must be at least 50 words minimum. Due by end of unit, see Course Outline for specific due date.
    20 points
    *Maximum Total
    100 points

    * To achieve the maximum point value, your main post must be posted early in the unit and you must continue posting to your fellow students with meaningful discussions throughout the unit.

    * Late posts will not be accepted.


    Assignment Grading Rubric
    Exceptional Average Needs Improvement
    Quality Each question is correctly answered and does not exceed 100 words. (Full credit per question.) Each question is not correctly answered and is lacking some information. (1/2 credit per short answer question.) Incorrect answers or answers are lacking significant details. (0 credit per question.)
    Student uses own thoughts when answering questions. Each question is completely answered in the students’ own words or proper APA Referencing is used. References are cited. (Full credit per question.) Student uses mostly their own words, but has some minor issues with proper referencing. Student does not cite reference. (1/2 credit per question.) Student’s answers are not in their own words and were borrowed from any source. (Sources: Direct sentences from textbook, internet, encyclopedia, etc.) Does not use proper APA Referencing. (See Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty page concerning expectations and actions.)
    Timeliness Late work is not accepted unless one of the requirements mentioned in the Syllabus is met.
    ** Initial points for each question are based on the total number of questions each assignment contains. For example: if there are 10 questions on the assignment each question would be worth 10 points. **

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    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College's broad range of science courses provides students with an opportunity to achieve their academic goals by fostering higher order thinking skills, basic academic success skills, discipline-specific knowledge and skills, and scientific and academic values.

    The course content of BI 224 supports NMJC’s mission which is “promoting success through learning” by encouraging students to accomplish the following:

    1. Describe the process of scientific inquiry.

    2. Solve problems scientifically.

    3. Communicate scientific information.

    4. Apply quantitative analysis to scientific problems.

    5. Apply scientific thinking to real world problems.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon completion of the course students should:

    Chapter 1

    1. Explain a brief history of microbiology including significant scientists and their theories/contributions to microbiology, and modern developments in microbiology.

    2. Discuss the practical applications of microbes in human welfare and disease.

    3. Explain the basic principles and various characteristics utilized to classify microorganisms: monerans, fungi, algae, protists, and helminthes.

    Chapter 2

    4. Understand some basic principles of the chemistry of biology: atomic structure, bonds, and chemical reactions.

    5. Describe the structure and function of important biological molecules: both organic and inorganic.

    Chapter 3

    6. Identify the uses/components of the different types of microscopes.

    7. Differentiate between the types/uses of stains.

    Chapter 4

    8. Compare prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells in terms of their size, shape, and structures.

    9. Describe how bacteria reproduce and how mutations occur.

    10. Describe the functions of the internal/external structures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

    11. Explain how bacteria are classified as Gram positive and negative based on cell wall composition.

    12. Describe mechanisms used to transport molecules across cell membranes.

    Chapter 5

    13. Differentiate between catabolic and anabolic reactions.

    14. Identify the roles that enzymes and substrates play in chemical reactions and factors which influence enzyme activity.

    15. Have a basic understanding of the various biochemical pathways microorganisms use in the production of energy.

    16. Explain how biochemical tests can be used for bacterial identification.

    Chapter 6

    17. Describe the physical, nutritional, and chemical requirements for bacterial growth.

    18. Explain the differences between the different culture media and culture techniques used to grow microorganisms.

    19. Describe the growth of bacterial cultures in terms of how bacteria divide, phases of growth, and measurement of bacterial populations.

    Chapter 7

    20. Define the terminology relating to the control of microbial growth.

    21. Contrast the use of physical processes and chemical agents in the control of microbial growth.

    Chapter 13

    22. Describe the general characteristics, structures, and classification of viruses.

    23. Explain how viruses are cultured and studied, including the steps involved in viral replication.

    24. Discuss the relationship between viruses and cancer.

    Chapter 14

    25. Understand the relationships among normal flora, transient flora, opportunists and pathogens.

    26. Describe the interrelatedness of the classification of disease, the spread of disease, and the use of epidemiology to control disease.

    27. Describe patterns of disease, the chain of transmission of disease, and factors that contribute to nosocomial infections.

    Chapter 15

    28. Describe mechanisms of entry, preferred portals of entry and exit, and processes by which microbes cause disease.

    Chapter 16

    29. Compare and contrast specific and non-specific host defenses.

    30. Explain several non-specific defense mechanisms, i.e. fever, inflammation, antimicrobial substances.

    Chapter 17

    31. Differentiate between humoral and cell-mediated immunity.

    32. Contrast primary and secondary immune responses.

    33. Compare and contrast naturally and artificially acquired adaptive immunity.

    Chapter 19

    34. Define congenital immunodeficiency and describe the mechanism of pathogenicity in acquired immunodeficiency diseases.

    35. Define hypersensitivity reactions and autoimmune & graft vs. host diseases.

    Chapter 20

    36. Compare and contrast sensitivity methods used to determine antimicrobial effectiveness, i.e. broth dilution, disk diffusion.

    37. Identify several methods by which antibiotics cause damage to microorganisms.

    38. Name examples of antimicrobials and denote how they affect microbial growth.

    Chapters 21-26

    39. Describe the basic structures and defense mechanisms of body systems, i.e. integumentary, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, uro-genital .

    40. Describe the major diseases of each body system, including etiologic agent, transmission, prevention, signs and symptoms, and treatments.

    *Slight modifications in course objectives may occur throughout the course.

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Email and grading response time

    I will respond to all emails within 24 hours of receiving the email, this includes weekends. Grading will take place throughout the week and will be completed by Friday of the following week after the due date.

    Time Zone: It is important to note that this course operates on Mountain Standard Time. Students are responsible for adjusting due dates to their time zone.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Course Schedule_Microbiology

    Microbiology Lecture & Lab

    Course Outline

    Print out the course outline and use the check off boxes to keep up with your progress.

    The course consists of 8 Modules, with each Module covering between 2-4 chapters from the textbook and lab manual readings.

    Within each Module there are Textbook Readings, Module Assignments, Class Discussions, Lab Manual Readings, Lab Assignments, and Exams. The course contains a Lecture Midterm Exam and a Lecture Final Exam. Also, there is a Lab Midterm Exam and a Lab Final Exam. 

    Below you will find the Course Outline divided by Modules.

    Module/Dates

    Tasks

    Due Dates

    Check Off

    Module 0

    August 21 – August 27

    All items listed to the left must be completed before Unit 1 will open.

    Module 0 Instructions - view the page

    Introduction Discussion Micro Cafe'- contribute to the page

    Student Profile - submit the assignment

    Contact Information - submit the assignment

    Academic Honesty - submit the assignment

    Syllabus Quiz - score at least a 10

    All items above must be completed before Module 1 will open.  Note, you may need to sign out of Canvas and then sign back in for Module 1 to show once all items above have been completed as directed.

    8/27/17

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    Module 1

    August 28 – September 10

    Textbook Readings:

    Chapter 1- The Microbial World and You

    Chapter 3- Observing Microorganisms Through a Microscope

    Chapter 4- Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

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    Lab Aids:

    Exercise 1:

    • Animations: Microscopy & Light Microscopy
    • Virtual Lab: Using Microscope
    • Lab Manual Readings (pages 1-10)

    Exercise 2:

    • PowerPoint Presentation - Aseptic Transfer Techniques
    • Lab Manual Readings (pages 19-31)

    Exercise 3:

    • Animation: Staining
    • Virtual Lab: Gram Staining
    • Lab Manual Readings (pages 71-105)

    Exercise 4:

    • Animations: Bacterial Growth, Bacterial Growth Curve, & Binary Fission
    • Textbook Reading: (page 77)

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    Module 1 Discussion: Main Post

    9/3/17

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    Module 1 Discussion: two Response Posts

    9/10/17

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    Module 1 Assignment

    9/10/17

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    Module 1 Lab

    9/10/17

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    Module 1 Practice Quiz (optional)

    9/10/17

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    Module 2

    September 11 – September 24

    Textbook Readings:

    Chapter 5- Microbial Metabolism

    Chapter 6- Microbial Growth

    Chapter 7- The Control of Microbial Growth

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    Lab Aids:

    Exercise 1:

    • PowerPoint: Presentation - Growing Microorganisms
    • Videos: Homemade Petri Dishes and Homemade Petri Dish-Growing Bacteria at Home
    • Lab Manual Readings (pages 107-134)

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    Module 2 Discussion: Main Post

    9/17/17

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    Module 2 Discussion: two Response Posts

    9/24/17

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    Module 2 Assignment

    9/24/17

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    Module 2 Lab (hands on, supplies required)

    9/24/17

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    Module 2 Practice Quiz (optional)

    9/24/17

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    Module 3

    September 25 – October 8

    Textbook Readings:

    Chapter 10- Classification of Microorganisms

    Chapter 11- The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea

    Chapter 12- The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, Helminths

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    Lab Aids:

    Exercise 1:

    • Growing Fungi on Bread
    • Video- Fungi Kingdom
    • Video- Fungi in the Lab

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    Module 3 Discussion: Main Post

    10/1/17

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    Module 3 Discussion: two Response Posts

    10/8/17

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    Module 3 Assignment

    10/8/17

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    Module 3 Lab (hands on, supplies required)

    10/8/17

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    Module 3 Practice Quiz (optional)

    10/8/17

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    Module 4

    October 9 – October 22

    Midterm Exams

    October 16 – October 22

    Textbook Readings:

    Chapter 13- Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

    Chapter 14- Principles of Disease and Epidemiology

    Chapter 15- Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity

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    Lab Aids:

    Exercise 1:

    • Animations: Viral Replication, Viral Cycles, Prions Characteristics, Prions Diseases
    • Lab Manual Readings (pages 159-166)

    Exercise 2:

    • Animation: Epidemiology, Epidemiology Occurrence, Epidemiology Transmission

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    Module 4 Assignment

    10/15/17

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    Module 4 Lab

    10/15/17

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    Module 4 Practice Quiz (optional)

    10/15/17

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    Lecture Midterm Exam (Exams will cover all materials from Modules 1-4.)

    10/22/17

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    Lab Midterm Exam

    10/22/17

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    Module 5

    October 23 – November 5

    Textbook Readings:

    Chapter 16- Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host

    Chapter 17- Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host

    Chapter 18- Practical Applications of Immunology

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    Lab Aids:

    Exercise 1:

    • Immunology Virtual Lab

    Exercise 2:

    • Animations: Vaccines Types, Vaccines Function

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    Module 5 Discussion: Main Post

    10/29/17

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    Module 5 Discussion: two Response Posts

    11/5/17

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    Module 5 Assignment

    11/5/17

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    Module 5 Lab

    11/5/17

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    Module 5 Practice Quiz (optional)

    11/5/17

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    Module 6

    November 6 – November 19

     

    Textbook Readings:

    Chapter 19- Disorders Associated with Immune System

    Chapter 20- Antimicrobial Drugs

    Chapter 21- Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes

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    Lab Aids:

    Exercise 1:

    • Animations: Antibiotic Resistance, Resistance Forms, Chemotherapeutic Agents

    Exercise 2:

    • Bacteria Growing Lab

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    Module 6 Discussion: Main Post

    11/12/17

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    Module 6 Discussion: two Response Posts

    11/19/17

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    Module 6 Assignment

    11/19/17

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    Module 6 Lab (hands on, supplies required)

    11/19/17

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    Module 6 Practice Quiz (optional)

    11/19/17

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    Module 7

    November 20 – December 3

    Textbook Readings:

    Chapter 22- Microbial Diseases of Nervous System

    Chapter 23- Microbial Diseases of Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

    Chapter 24- Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System

    Chapter 25- Microbial Diseases of Digestive System

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    Lab Aids:

    Videos for Microbial Diseases

     

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    Module 7 Discussion: Main Post

    11/26/17

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    Module 7 Discussion: two Response Posts

    12/3/17

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    Module 7 Assignment

    12/3/17

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    Module 7 Lab

    12/3/17

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    Module 7 Practice Quiz (optional)

    12/3/17

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    Module 8

    December 4 – December 13

    Final Exams

    December 11 – December 13

    Textbook Readings:

    Chapter 26- Microbial Disease of Urinary and Reproductive Systems

    Chapter 27- Environmental Microbiology

    Chapter 28- Applied and Industrial Microbiology

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    Lab Aids:

    1. No Lab Manual Readings refer to Textbook.

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    Module 8 Assignment

    12/10/17

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    Module 8 Lab (hands on, supplies required)

    12/10/17

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    Module 8 Practice Quiz (optional)

    12/10/17

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    Lecture Final Exam (Exams will cover all materials from Modules 5-8.)

    12/13/17

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    Lab Final Exam

    12/13/17

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