Microbiology –


(3 credits)

This course presents students with the fundamentals and applications of microbiology. Topics will include microbial genetics, microorganisms, diseases, and immunity.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Fundamentals of Microbiology and Microorganisms

  • Differentiate among types of microorganisms.
  • Describe appropriate microscopy and lab techniques.
  • Explain historical contributions made by well-known microbiologists.

Microbial Diversity

  • Classify microorganisms by taxonomy.
  • Differentiate between the cell structure and functions of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.
  • Analyze the evolutionary relationships between Eukarya, Archaea, and Bacteria.

Microbial Growth, Control, and Genetics

  • Describe the process of cell division.
  • Explain microbial growth and microbial growth control.
  • Analyze the role that genetic information plays in biological functions of microorganisms.

Human Diseases and Immunity

  • Explain how diseases are transmitted.
  • Define terms related to infectious diseases.
  • Differentiate between innate and acquired immune systems.
  • Analyze the effect immunology has had on society.

Benefits of Microorganisms

  • Identify how microbes affect humans and their environment.
  • Analyze the application of genetically engineered products in modern living.

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