Classify bacteria according to taxonomic criteria.
Introducing Staining and Culture
Identify the techniques and principles of staining.
The Study of Bacteria
Explain factors that influence bacterial growth.
The History and Future of Microbiology
Define the scope of microbiology.
The Application of Microbiology
Apply microbiology to daily living.
Nervous System Diseases
Identify major microbial diseases of the nervous system.
Identify components of a healthy nervous system.
Identify major microbial diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Identify components of a healthy cardiovascular system.
Respiratory System Diseases
Identify major microbial diseases of the respiratory system.
Identify components of a healthy respiratory system.
Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases
Identify major microbial diseases that impact the gastrointestinal system.
Discuss components of a healthy digestive system.
Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Distinguish between sexually and non-sexually transmitted microbial urogenital diseases.
Describe components of a healthy urogenital system.
Skin and Eye Diseases, Wounds, and Bites
Identify diseases related to wounds and bites.
Identify diseases related to the skin, mucous membranes, and eyes.
Basic Principles of Immunology
Define types of immunity.
Innate and Adaptive Host Defenses
Identify nonspecific and specific host defenses.
Describe general properties of antimicrobial agents in relation to the human body.
Define antimicrobial chemotherapies and their impact on humans.
Viruses and Their Relationship to the Human Body
Identify the relationship between viruses and cancer.
Describe virus-like agents.
Discuss viral replication in microbiology.
Describe the classification of viruses.
Identify characteristics of viruses.
Microbes and Disease Processes
Describe the disease process and its impact on humans.
Analyze different diseases and their relationship to human life.
Explain host–microbe relationships.
Microorganisms and Parasitology
Discuss characteristics of parasites, fungi, helmiths, and arthropods.
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