Course : Fundamental Clinical Microbiology Sp22
- Course Number
- Section Number
- Spring 2022
- Bolin Hall, 209
- Dr. James Masuoka
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Monday, May 02, 2022 8:00 am - 10:00 am
- Compare and contrast the cellular structures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
- Describe how specific cellular structures carry out processes such as motility, nutrient transport, energy production and reproduction
- Describe how microbial cell structures and processes can be the targets of antimicrobial agents, and explain how these relate to therapeutic decisions
- Explain the importance of aseptic technique in patient care
- Explain the impact of human activity on microbial evolution, and describe the mechanisms by which genetic information is modified and transferred between microorganisms
- Contrast the lifecycles of bacteria, eukaryotic microbes and viruses
- Describe the environmental factors that affect microbial growth, and relate these factors to the environment of the human host and growth in laboratory culture
- Explain the various relationships that exist between microbes and the human host, and how both microbial and host factors influence development of disease
- Explain the factors important in microscopy and how each is optimized or controlled
- Relate microbial biology to means of identification, classification and host defense mechanisms
- Describe how microbial genetic information flows and is shared
- Contrast the prokaryotic and eukaryotic pathways of carbohydrate catabolism
Microbiology: with Diseases by Body System by RW Bauman. 5th Edition. Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2018. ISBN 9780134477206
Access to: Mastering Microbiology (www.masteringmicrobiology.com)
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Microbiology Laboratory Theory & Application: Brief Edition by M J Leboffe & B E Pierce. 3rd Edition. Morton Publishing Company, 2016. ISBN 9781617314773
For laboratory: lab coat (knee-length). Gloves, safety glasses and masks for lab will be provided
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The laboratory portion comprises 30% of the total course grade.
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