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Course: BIO205

First Term: 2011 Fall
Lecture   4.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Study of microorganisms and their relationship to health, ecology, and related fields.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify the major contributors and describe their contributions to the development of microbiology. (I)
2. Utilize compound microscope to visualize microbial organisms. (II)
3. Identify structural characteristics of the major groups of microorganisms. (III)
4. Compare prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. (III)
5. Describe physiology and biochemistry common to the various groups of microorganisms as well as differences among groups. (III, IV,XII)
6. Describe methods of growth and reproduction in various types of microorganisms. (V, XII)
7. Describe DNA replication, protein synthesis, and mutation in microbes. (VI)
8. Describe microbial methods of DNA recombination including transformation, conjugation, and transduction. (VII)
9. Describe techniques and applications of genetic engineering. (VII)
10. Describe control mechanisms for genetic information in bacteria. (VIII)
11. Describe control of microorganisms in the environment and the human body. (IX, XI, XII)
12. Utilize aseptic technique for safe handling of microbes. (X, XII)
13. Describe human body responses to presence of antigenic substances. (X, XI)
14. Describe cause, symptoms, course, transmission, and treatment of infectious diseases. (XI)
15. Identify microorganisms in the laboratory, emphasizing bacteria. (XII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Introduction
   A. Definition of microbiology
   B. Contributors and their contributions
   C. Significance of microorganisms in the world around us
II. Microscopy
   A. Types of microorganisms
   B. Staining techniques
III. Major groups of Microorganisms
   A. Bacteria
   B. Algae
   C. Fungi
   D. Protozoa
   E. Multicellular parasites
   F. Viruses
IV. Physiology and Biochemistry
   A. Atoms and molecules
   B. Bonds and reactions
   C. Organic molecules
   D. Enzymes
   E. Cellular respiration
   F. Fermentation
   G. Cataolism
   H. Anabolism
V. Reproduction
   A. Binary fission
   B. Viral lysis
C. Viral lysogeny
VI. Bacterial Genetics
   A. DNA replication
   B. Transcription
   C. Translation
   D. Mutation
VII. Recombinant DNA
   A. Transformation
   B. Conjugation
   C. Transduction
   D. Genetic engineering
      1. Tools
      2. Techniques
      3. Applications
VIII. Control Mechanisms
   A. Feedback inhibition
   B. Induction
   C. Repression
   D. Catabolic repression
IX. Control of Microorganisms
   A. Use of chemicals
      1. Disinfection
      2. Antisepsis
      3. Sterilization
   B. Physical means of microbial control
   C. Antimicrobial control
   D. Epidemiology
X. Human Response to Antigenic Substances
   A. Initial defense mechanisms to foreign invasion
   B. Phagocytosis
   C. Nature of antigens
   D. Antibody formation
   E. Immunization
   F. Hypersensitivity
   G. Immunologic disorders
   H. Transplantation
   I. Cancer
XI. Microorganisms and Selected Infectious Diseases
   A. Microbial virulence
   B. Identification of infectious agents
XII. Safe Handling, Growth, and Identification of Microorganisms
   A. Inoculation
   B. Aseptic technique
   C. Morphological and physical characteristics for bacterial identification
   D. Use of Bergey`s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
   E. Culture techniques
   F. Types of Media
   G. Phases of growth
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  3/22/2011

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