MBG353 - Microbiology

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Subject Title
Microbiology

Subject Description
An introductory course which examines the structure and physiology of microorganisms. Laboratory exercises introduce basic microbiological techniques including staining and microscopy, media preparation and culture techniques, quantitation of microbial populations, the examination of physical and chemical factors which affect the growth of microbes, and methods used to isolate and identify common bacteria.

Credit Status
Credit Status:
One credit towards the BTR(C) and CLP(C) programs.

Prerequisites:
BIO 273
MTH 273

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. identify the organisms which make-up the microbial world, including eubacteria, archaebacteria, protozoa, fungi, algae and viruses.
2. describe the contributions of early microbiologists, such as Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Louis Pasteur, Robert Koch, Joseph Lister (and others) to our present-day knowledge of microbiology.
3. demonstrate competency in the use of the light microscope to examine bacteria and fungi.
4. explain the methods and materials used to cultivate bacteria in the laboratory, including types of media, inoculation and transfer techniques.
5. list the nutritional and environmental requirements of bacteria.
6. describe the functional anatomy of prokaryotic cells.
7. describe the dynamics of microbial growth in both batch and continuous culture.
8. explain the principles of controlling microbial growth, including physical and chemical methods.
9. identify the role of microbes in causing human disease.
10. describe the nature and function of several classes of antibiotics used to control microbial infection.
11. demonstrate the procedures which must be followed in order to work safely in the microbiology laboratory.
12. apply the basic microbiological laboratory methods learned in this course to the isolation and identification of two unknown bacteria.

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