bio340 | undergraduate

Microbiology

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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 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Fundamentals of Microbiology and Microorganisms

    • Explain the importance of microbiology.
    • Describe the primary differences between Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.
    • Compare the processes of fermentation and respiration for energy production within bacteria.

    Microbial Diversity

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

    Microbial Growth, Control, and Genetics

    • Explain the structure and characteristics of viruses and how they differ from bacteria.
    • Differentiate between the cell structure and functions of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.
    • Analyze the evolutionary relationships between Eukarya, Archaea, and Bacteria.

    Human Diseases and Immunity

    • Identify microbial interactions with humans.
    • Describe the relationship between human health and normal microflora.
    • Discuss the major components and roles of the innate immune system.
    • Discuss the major components and roles of the adaptive immune system.

    Benefits of Microorganisms

    • Describe how epidemiologists identify and track infectious diseases.
    • Explain what is unique and provide examples of person-to-person bacterial and viral diseases.
    • Explain what is unique and provide examples of vectorborne diseases.
    • Explain what is unique and provide examples of water and food diseases.
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