• Introduction to microbes with emphasis on the nature and behavior of microorganisms, the interrelationships between microbes and the human host in health and disease, and the principles of prevention and control of infectious disease.
  • Semester Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Credits: 1 (Lab)
  • Course URL: Canvas

Prerequisites

01:119:116 or 01:119:128

Lecture (119:131) is pre- or co-requisite for lab (119:132).  At the end of the registration period, the 119:132 roster will be checked to make sure that all students meet the pre-/co-requisite of 119:131. Any student not meeting this requirement will be immediately dropped from the roster.

Course Description

Introduction to microbes with emphasis on the nature and behavior of microorganisms, the interrelationships between microbes and the human host in health and disease, and the principles of prevention and control of infectious disease. 

Topics include:

       • History of Microbiology
       • Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cell Characteristics
       • Metabolism
       • Microbial Growth
       • Microbial Genetics
       • Gene Transfer
       • Virology
       • Sterilization and Disinfection
       • Antimicrobial Therapy
       • Epidemiology
       • Host – Microbe Relationships
       • Innate Host Defenses
       • Adaptive Immunity and Immunization
       • Immunological Disorders and Tests
       • Microbial Diseases

Course Syllabi

Spring 2024 Syllabus - Lab

Course URL

Canvas

Course Satisfies Learning Goals

  • To develop academic skills that will provide a foundation for success in advanced courses, gate-keeper standardized tests, graduate or professional school, and life-long learning.
  • To acquire the appropriate factual and conceptual knowledge that provides student with a foundation on which they can further their immediate education and to manage a career.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

  • Lab: The final grade is based on quizzes, homework, lab reports, a lab practical and class participation.
  • Lecture and Lab are In Person 

Course Materials

Required Text: Microbiology:  An Introduction, 14th Edition, Tortora, Funke and Case, 2023,  Pearson.  ISBN: 9780137941674   

Lab Manual: Microbiology: A Lab Manual, 112th Edition, Cappuccino & Welsh, 2020,
Pearson. ISBN-9780135174616  for the e-book which you will use in the lab

Course Closed?

If the lecture or lab courses are closed, please use the following link to add your name to the appropriate wait list: Wait List Sign Up. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus.

Faculty

Dr. Susan Skelly
Nelson Biology Labs, B147
Phone: 848-445-2818
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.