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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)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 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.

NameGrade %
Forums 22.00 %
Forum 1 2.75 %
Forum 2 2.75 %
Forum 3 2.75 %
Forum 4 2.75 %
Forum 5 2.75 %
Forum 6 2.75 %
Forum 7 2.75 %
Forum 8 2.75 %
Quizzes 34.00 %
Week 1 Quiz 4.25 %
Week 2 Quiz 4.25 %
Week 3 Quiz 4.25 %
Week 4 Quiz 4.25 %
Week 5 Quiz 4.25 %
Week 6 Quiz 4.25 %
Week 7 Quiz 4.25 %
Week 8 Quiz 4.25 %
Laboratories 24.00 %
Week 1 Lab 1: Microbiology Lab Safety 3.00 %
Week 2 Lab 2: Introduction to the Microscope 3.00 %
Week 3 Lab 3: Culturing and Aseptic Technique 3.00 %
Week 4 Lab 4: Structure and Microscopy 3.00 %
Week 5 Lab 5: Growth of Microorganisms 3.00 %
Week 6 Lab 6: Quantitation of Cultured Microorganisms 3.00 %
Week 7 Lab 7: Differential and Biochemical Tests 3.00 %
Week 8 Lab 8: Food Microbiology 3.00 %
Project Topic Submission 5.00 %
Week 5: Project topic submission 5.00 %
Project 15.00 %
Week 7 Project 15.00 %

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

Book Title:If you received a kit for a previous registration of this course, a 2nd kit will not be provided. Please contact ecm@apus.edu for any questions.
ISBN:eScience Note 2
 
Book Title:Lab kits ship w/o any action needed, so your shipping address must be current. You may need to obtain items on your own (ex. gloves)
ISBN:eScience Note
 
Book Title:Microbiology - e-book available online; please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:9781938168147
Publication Info:OpenStax
Author:Parker, Nina
Unit Cost:$51.78
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 
Book Title:BIOL202 Custom Microbiology Kit
ISBN:6055
Publication Info:eScience
Author:eScience
Unit Cost:$179.00
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.