MCB2010

Microbiology

Course Code:
MCB2010

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
001, 700

 

Course Description:
This course includes the fundamentals of microbiology which include: structure, nutrition, growth, genetics, control mechanisms; and an introduction to immunology, virology, and bacterial pathogens.

 

Course Details

Prerequisites:

A grade of “C” or higher in one of the following:  BSC 2085 and lab, BSC 2010 and lab, BSC 2011 and lab, or CHM 1045 and lab, or consent of the department.

Corequisite: MCB 2010L

 

Instructors:

Dr. Terolyn Lay
layt@chipola.edu

 

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Nester’s Microbiology and Connect with LearnSmart Labs Access Card. ISBN-9781266359330

or

Connect with LearnSmart Access Card for Nester’s Microbiology: A Human Perspective, 10th Edition, Anderson, McGraw-Hill.  ISBN-9781264341962

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 2 - Natural Science: Explore the Nature of Science

The purpose of the study of the natural sciences component in the core curriculum is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to understand the bases for building and testing scientific theories.

NS-1 Recognize appropriate scientific terminology.

NS-2 Apply scientific principles or concepts. 

NS-3 Solve real-world problems using scientific knowledge.

 

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Recognize advances in microbiology through historical events, persons and experimental evidence.
  • Identify key characteristics of microorganisms.
  • Differentiate microbial mechanisms of metabolism and reproduction.
  • Identify methods of microbial inhibition.
  • Relate different microorganisms to disease processes. 

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2

NS-1, NS-2

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3 

Homework, Unit Tests

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Lecture and practical application of skills are the primary methods of instruction. Students are expected to be attentive and are encouraged to ask questions. Lectures may be primarily from the textbook, and may be enhanced by the board illustrations, concept maps, power point presentations and overhead transparencies. Other teaching strategies may include: use of inquiry, science activities, demonstrations, problem solving, critical thinking, cooperative groups, process skills (describing relationships between variables, acquiring and processing your own data, analyzing investigations, constructing hypotheses, defining variables operationally, designing investigations, experimenting), class discussions, large and/or small group projects, service projects, oral presentations, read and report on subject matter articles from referred journals, reflective papers.

 

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