Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

BIO 275 Microbiology

Lecture: 3 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 4
This course covers principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment. Topics include the various groups of microorganisms, their structure, physiology, genetics, microbial pathogenicity, infectious diseases, immunology, and selected practical applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills including microscopy, aseptic technique, staining, culture methods, and identification of microorganisms.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Pre-requisite(s): BIO 111 , BIO 163 , BIO 165 or BIO 168 .
Course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.
Course has transfer restrictions - 20 years

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Illustrate an understanding of nature and diversity of microorganisms.
  2. Analyze prokaryotic cell structure and function.
  3. Assess the ecological importance and evolutionary relationships among microorganisms.
  4. Depict the practical importance of microbiology to humans.
  5. Compose a scientific term paper with current scientific literature.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge on lecture and lab examinations.
  7. Cultivate microbiology laboratory techniques including safety and aseptic technique.
  8. Develop oral presentation relating to a current topic in Microbiology.