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BIO/340

Microbiology

Online

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$1194

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Course level: Undergraduate

This course presents students with the fundamentals and applications of microbiology. Topics will include microbial genetics, microorganisms, diseases, and immunity.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

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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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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