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Fall 2022
Jun 18,2024
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BI 234 - Introductory Microbiology
Associated Term: Fall 2022
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Develop a vocabulary of appropriate terminology to effectively communicate information in a way that reflects knowledge and understanding of microbiological concepts and demonstrates the ability to collaborate and adapt information to different audiences and applications
2. Describe the anatomical structure and explain the unique physiological differences between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells and the process by which bacteria, viruses and selected parasites affect human health
3. Demonstrate laboratory procedures and techniques used to inoculate, incubate, isolate, inspect and identify microorganisms. Evaluate the efficiency of select chemotherapeutic agents
4. Utilize microscopes and/or other appropriate technology to identify the morphological and biochemical properties of parasites studied in BI234
5. Explain and apply the principles of microbial growth, microbial control, infectious disease prevention and treatment, therapeutic agents, and vaccinations
6. Document and report on experimental protocols, results and conclusions
7. Examine issues related to the field of microbiology from a clinically-oriented, evidence-based perspective
8. Recognize and explain the principle concepts underlying the pathogenesis of infectious disease and innate and acquired immunological response
9. Apply knowledge of microbiology to explain and predict the pathogenesis of representative infectious diseases and likely outcomes
10. Interpret graphs of microbiological data regarding mathematical principles of epidemiology to determine incidence, prevalence, frequency of disease and recognize mathematical concepts underlying conditions of contact, virulence, and host resistance
11. Synthesize ideas to make a connection between knowledge of cell biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology and microbiology and apply knowledge of microbiology and real-world situations, including the role of microbes in health and illness, prevention and treatment, homeostatic imbalances and the pathogenesis of infectious disease
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