Welcome to BIO370 - Microbiology (Spring 2018)

Syllabus

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Tentative Outline for class

 

Week

Date

Lecture

Lab Topics

Lab Book Number

1

1/8 to 1/12

- Main themes of Microbiology

-Chemistry of Biology

 

(Chapters 1 and 2)

-Lab Intro (safety, notebook, dichotomous keys)

-Ubiquity

-Aseptic Technique

-Microscopy

 

1, 7 and 9

2

1/15 to 1/19

1/15-No class-MLK Day

-Tools of the Laboratory

 

-Prokaryotic cells

 

(Chapters 3 and 4)

-Smear preparation

-Pure culture technique

-Simple staining

-Negative staining

 

  10, 11, 12, 13

3

1/22 to 1/26

-Prokaryotic cells

-Eukaryotic cells

 

(Chapter 4 and 5)

 

-Gram staining

-Capsular staining

-Spore staining

-Acid fast staining

 

 

14,15,16,17

4

1/29 to 2/2

Introduction to Viruses

 

(Chapter 6)

-Culture media preparation and stock cultures

-Enumeration of bacteria

19,20,21

5

2/5 to 2/9

Review for Exam 1

Friday Feb. 9 -Exam 1 (Chapters 1 to 6)

-Effects of temperature, oxygen, pH on microbial growth

27,28,29

6

2/12 to 2/16

-Microbial nutrition, ecology and growth

 

-Microbial metabolism

 

(Chapters 7 and 8)

 

-Commensalism, synergism and antagonism

54,55,56

7

2/19 to 2/23

2/19 – No class-President’s Day

-Microbial metabolism

 

-Microbial genetics

 

(Chapter 8 and 9)

-Antimicrobial testing (antibiotic, antiseptic), effectiveness of hand scrubbing and mouth wash

34,35,36

8

2/26 to 3/2

-Genetic Engineering

 

(Chapter 10)

-Gram Negatives

 

 

 

69

9

3/5 to 3/9

-Chemical agents for Microbial control

 

(Chapter 11)

-Gram Positives

67,68

10

3/12 to 3/16

Review for Exam 2

Friday March 16- Exam 2

(Chapters 7 to 11)

-Intro to “Unknowns” and special Gram Positive section

Part 8 of the book and special handout

11

3/19 to 3/23

 Host Pathogen Interactions

Slide Deck 1

Slide Deck 2

 

(Chapters 12 and 13)

-Unknowns

Part 8 of the book and special handout

12

3/26 to 3/30

SPRING BREAK NO CLASS

13

4/2 to 4/6

Clinical Microbiology

 

(Select topics from Ch.17 to 25)

-Unknown

-Bacterial genetics

65, 66 and special handout

14

4/9 to 4/13

Environmental Microbiology

 

(Chapter 26)

-Unknown

-Bacterial genetics

65, 66 and special handout

15

4/16 to 4/20

Industrial Microbiology

(Chapter 27)

Review for Exam 3

Friday April 20- Exam 3

 

-Food preparation and fermentation

Special handout

16

4/23 to 4/27

Wrap-up and review for final exam

-Lab clean-up and notebook due

17

4/30 to 5/4

FINALS WEEK

Final exam: Monday April 30 8:00-9:45 am