Microbiology Lab

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
1 (2 hours lab per week)

Effective beginning:

001, 002


Course Description:
This course is an introduction to experimental techniques in microbiology. The exercises include cultivation and various staining techniques, isolation, identification, biochemical activities, antibiotic sensitivity tests and basic immunology.


Course Details


Corequisite: MCB 2010





Required textbooks/ course materials:

Leboffe, Michael J. Photographic Atlas for Microbiology Laboratory (Looseleaf). 5th Edition. Morton Publishing. 2021.  ISBN 9781617319037


eBook, ISBN: 9781617319068


**All Microbiology labs require the Nester’s Microbiology Connect Access by Anderson, ISBN: 9781264341962


Assignment/course outline:

See 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
  • Demonstrate proper laboratory, and laboratory safety techniques.
  • Apply proper laboratory techniques for microbial collection, transfer, and isolation.
  • Apply laboratory methodologies for microbial identification.
  • Analyze the effects of decontaminants, heat, and antibiotics on microbial control.  


NS-1, NS-2

NS-1, NS-2

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3 

Tests, Experiments


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Laboratory activities are primarily hands on, designed to reinforce lecture topics.


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