Microbiology with Laboratory

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This course is an Introduction to microorganisms as biological entities. Topics include microscopy, cell structures and functions, metabolism, genetics, disease transmission, host response to microbial invasion, control of infectious disease, impact of microbes on the environment and applications of microorganisms to industrial and environmental problems.
Prerequisite: Introductory or General Biology with a grade of C or better.

Part 1

FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY

Chapters
1   The Microbial World and You
2   Chemical Principles
3   Observing Microorganisms Through a Microscope
4   Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
5   Microbial Metabolism
6   Microbial Growth
7   The Control of Microbial Growth
8   Microbial Genetics
9   Biotechnologies and Recombinant DNA

Part 2

A SURVEY OF THE MICROBIAL WORLD

Chapters
10   Classification of Microorganisms
11   The Prokaryotes:   Domains Bacteria and Archaea
12   The Eukaryotes:   Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths
13   Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

Part 3

INTERACTION BETWEEN MICROBE AND HOST

Chapters
14   Principles of Disease and Epidemiology
15   Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
16   Innate Immunity:   Nonspecific Defenses of the Host
17   Adaptive Immunity:   Specific Defenses of the Host
18   Practical Applications of Immunology
19   Disorders Associated with the Immune System
20   Antimicrobial Drugs

Part 4

MICROORGANISMS AND HUMAN DISEASE

Chapters
21   Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes
22   Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System
23   Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
24   Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System
25   Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System
26   Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

Part 5

ENVIRONMENTAL AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY

Chapters
27   Environmental Microbiology
28   Applied and Industrial Microbiology
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