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 Advisor.
Fundamentals of Microbiology and Microorganisms
- Differentiate among types of microorganisms.
- Describe appropriate microscopy and lab techniques.
- Explain historical contributions made by well-known microbiologists.
- 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.
- The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
- While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
- Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.