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SCI/250

Microbiology

Online

Format

$1592

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

weeks

Course length

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23 Nov 2021

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Microbiology

Course level: Undergraduate

This course will instruct students on the fundamentals of microbiology. Topics will include introduction to the biology of microorganisms, including structure, function, metabolism, growth, genetics, diversity, and host-parasite relationships. Also, examples of how microorganisms are relevant to the needs, activities, and role of the health of individuals is discussed. Students will explore principles of applied microbiology and apply these scientific principles to case studies and lab experiences.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Describe how to control the spread of diseases.
  • Explain how staining is used to diagnose an infectious.

Week 2

  • Describe why antibacterial agents that inhibit cell wall synthesis are ineffective in treating Mycoplasma pneumonia. 
  • Identify pathogens that cause infections and the symptoms associated with the infection. 
  • Explain the function of proteins in the infection process.  
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Week 3

  • Explain how the metabolism of microbes can adversely affect polluted environments.
  • Describe the genetics of the spread of antibacterial resistance.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of diseases caused by microbial growth.

Week 4

  • Describe the process of disease spread.
  • Explain how antimicrobial drugs are used to control microbial growth and prevent the spread of drug resistant organisms.
  • Describe the practices used to prevent the spread of microbial diseases.

Week 5

  • Describe the pathogens, transmission treatment, and prevention of microbial diseases of the respiratory system.
  • Explain how microbial pathogens of the skin and eyes are transmitted treated and prevented.
  • Describe the pathogens, transmission treatment, and prevention of microbial diseases of the nervous system.

Week 6

  • Describe the pathogens, transmission treatment and prevention of microbial diseases of the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems.
  • Explain how microbial pathogens of gastrointestinal system are transmitted treated and prevented.
  • Describe the pathogens, transmission, and treatment of microbial diseases of the urogenital system.

Week 7

  • Describe the protective roles of the nonspecific defenses and the normal microbiota.
  • Explain how to diagnose whether a patient has been exposed to the pathogen that causes tuberculosis.
  • Explain how vaccines produce immunity,

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

Still have questions?

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

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

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