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BIOL202 - Principles of Microbiology with Lab

Course Details

Course Code: BIOL202 Course ID: 4837 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate

This course includes the study of the history of Microbiology, as well as the fundamentals of microbe staining, culture and growth. We will also focus on sterilization, disinfection and antimicrobial therapies that help to keep microbes in check. Finally, the course will focus on microbial infections of the skin, eyes and wounds as well as the urogenital, respiratory, oral gastrointestinal and nervous systems. This course includes a laboratory component that allows the student to explore exercises in the principles and concepts of microbiology. This course is designed for students with interests in basic science, microbiology and the medical professions. NOTE: Students may take either BIOL202 or SCIN202 for credit, but not both versions of microbiology. (Prerequisites: BIOL133 or SCIN130)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1 Define the scope and history of Microbiology

CO-2 Compare and contrast the characteristics of prokaryotes and eukaryotes, to include cellular activities, structure and function, growth and division and metabolism

CO-3 Describe the inheritance of genetic information, gene action, gene regulation and mutations in microbes

CO-4 Summarize the interactions and impact of microorganisms and humans

CO-5 Categorize the different host defense mechanisms and their relation to microbial disease processes

CO-6 Attribute the principles, properties and applications of antimicrobial agents

CO-7 Examine the interactions, impact, and evolutionary relationships of microorganisms in the environment

CO-8 Apply the scientific method in experiments, analyze and interpret data and communicate findings

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

Required Technology

  • See the Technology Requirements section of the undergraduate catalog for the minimum hardware and software requirements.
  • Microsoft Office 365 is available to APUS students for free. To sign up, visit http://products.office.com/en-us/student. If you have questions about accessing the software, please contact Classroom support at classroomsupport@apus.edu.

Additional Resources
Juneja, V., & Sofos, J. (2009). Pathogens and Toxins in Foods: Challenges and Interventions. NY:ASM Press. Pathogens and Toxins in Foods: Challenges and Interventions offers a farm-to-table approach to food safety that enables readers to control microbial pathogens and toxic agents at all stages of the food supply chain.

Norkin, L. (2009). Virology: Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis. NY: ASM Press. Virology: Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis enables readers to develop a deep understanding of fundamental virology by emphasizing principles and discussing viruses in the context of virus families.

Krasner, R.(2009). Microbial Challenge: Science, Disease and Public Health. NY: ASM Press. The Microbial Challenge: Science, Disease, and Public Health, 2nd Edition, presents a fascinating look at human-microbe interactions and examines the disease producers while discussing how, with knowledge-based preparation, we can live in harmony with microbes. It also discusses the ways in which beneficial microbes are involved in the cycles of nature and in the food industry, and how they are used as research tools.

Walsh, C. (2003). Antibiotics: Actions, Origins, Resistance. NY: ASM Press. Antibiotics: Actions, Origins, Resistance offers a comprehensive, up to date account of those structural classes of antibiotics that have had an impact in human infectious disease.

Miller, M. (1998). A Guide to Specimen Management in Clinical Microbiology. NY: ASM Press.

Simmons, E. (2007). Alternaria: An Identification Manual. NY: ASM Press.

Beck, R (2000).. A Chronology of Microbiology in Historical Context. NY: ASM Press.

Sherman, I. (2009). The Elusive Malaria Vaccine: Miracle of Mirage? NY: ASM Press.

Web Sites

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Web Site URL/Address

Microbe World

http://www.microbeworld.org/types-of-microbes

Centers for Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov

NIH Allergy and Infectious Disease

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/microbes/pages/default.aspx/Pages/default.aspx

WHO Epidemiology

http://www.who.int/topics/epidemiology/en/

Book Title:Until further notice, eScience kits will ship without any action needed from students. Your shipping address on file must be current - https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/238652
ISBN:eScience Note
Book Title:Microbiology - e-book available online; link also provided in the classroom Lessons section
ISBN:9781938168147
Publication Info:OpenStax
Author:Parker, Nina
Unit Cost:$51.78
Book Title:BIOL202 Custom Microbiology Kit
ISBN:6055
Publication Info:eScience
Author:eScience
Unit Cost:$179.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.