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 Course Title:   Microbiology

 Title Abbreviation:   MICROBIOLOGY

 Department:    BIOL&

 Course #:    260

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    260501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Practical and elementary theoretical aspects of medical microbiology for students in allied health professions. Lab included.


Prerequisite:Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. BIOL& 160 or 211, passed with a 2.0 or higher or BIOL& 221, 222, and 223 passed with a 2.0 or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 322
U W MicromXX
WSU MBioS 101L
WWU 345 +346

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform aseptic techniques.
  2. Use oil immersion microscopes.
  3. Describe and differentiate between procaryotic and eucaryotic cell types.
  4. Describe glycolysis, Krebs cycle, electron transport, fermentation, and pentose shunt.
  5. Discuss chemical and physical growth requirements for culturing bacteria.
  6. Perform the common microbiological staining techniques.
  7. Correlate specific organisms with the diseases they cause.
  8. Identify the symptoms of the diseases presented in the class.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. History; biochemistry; characteristics of eucaryotes and procaryotes; basic microscopy; scientific inquiry.
  2. Ultrastructure and function of procaryote cells and viruses.
  3. Microbial metabolism including electron transport, TCA cycle, pentose cycle, glycolysis.
  4. Bacterial and viral genetics including DNA replication, genetic code, protein synthesis and genetic engineering.
  5. Pathology of common diseases caused by microorganisms.
  6. Infection and immunity involving bacteria and viruses.
  7. Epidemiology of infectious diseases and parasites.