Course Name: General Microbiology Course Department: Science

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Course Name: General Microbiology Instructor Name: Course Number: BIO - 186 Course Department: Science Course Term: Last Revised by Department: May 2020 Total Semester Hour(s) Credit: 4 Total Contact Hours per Semester:

Lec: 45

Lab: 30

Catalog Description: This is a study of microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria and viruses. An overview of fungi, protozoan and metazoan parasites is also included. The course also covers morphology, physiology, genetics, immunity, distribution of microbes, culturing techniques, identification, control, disease and disease resistance. It is designed for biology majors and others that require a general microbiology course. This course will help students refine their critical thinking skills as they evaluate various topics and concepts while searching for underlying connections between the concepts, which is a skill that should be beneficial in any/all types of careers. This course will also help students gain scientific literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. It is strongly recommended that BIO-112 General Biology I or BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology w/Lab or equivalent precede this course. Two hours lab.

Pre-requisites and/or Co-requisites: N/A

Textbooks Required: Cowan. Microbiology, A Systems Approach. 5th edition. McGraw Hill, 2017. (e-book with Connect access code) ISBN: 978-126-024-7053

Leboffe &Pierce. Microbiology Laboratory Theory and Applications. Brief edition. 2015. ISBN: 978-161-731-8474

Access Code: Part of textbook package.

Materials Required: Permanent marker (fine-tip Sharpie; dark ink is best) Web Advisor – check grades regularly

Suggested Materials: N/A

Institutional Outcomes:
Critical Thinking: The ability to dissect a multitude of incoming information, sorting the pertinent from the irrelevant, in order to analyze, evaluate, synthesize, or apply the information to a defendable conclusion.
Effective Communication: Information, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, or beliefs transferred either verbally or nonverbally through a medium in which the intended meaning is clearly and correctly understood by the recipient with the expectation of feedback.
Personal Responsibility: Initiative to consistently meet or exceed stated expectations over time.
Department/Program Outcomes: 1. Students will be able to use the scientific method. 2. Students will be able to express how science impacts everyday life. 3. Students will be able to apply scientific principles to a specific problem or scenario and effectively communicate the problem and proposed solution.
Student Learning Outcomes: 1. Students will catalogue the major types of microorganisms. 2. Students will correlate the physiological features of microbes with their ability to survive and their ability to cause disease. 3. Students will observe, identify, manipulate, modify, cultivate and destroy microorganisms in the laboratory. 4. Students will present information on the ability of some microorganisms to cause disease 5. Students will evaluate new technologies in microbiology for implications socially, medically and ethically.
Unit Objectives:
Unit Objectives:
Unit 1: History and Taxonomy of Microbes Objective 1: Discuss the development of microbiology from early times until today. Objective 2: Evaluate where bacteria fit into the taxonomic scheme of all living
Unit 2: Structure, Genetics, Metabolism and Reproduction of Microbes Objective 1: Describe the functional anatomy of bacteria and the factors which influence bacterial growth. Objective 2: Analyze microbial metabolism. Objective 3: Describe how bacteria produce variance in the species through genetics.

Unit 3: Disinfectants and Antibiotics
Objective 1: Critique the physical and chemical methods of microbial control. Objective 2: Evaluate the major antibiotics and how they control of microbes.
Unit 4: Immunity Objective 1: Describe how the body uses nonspecific and specific resistance to avoid infection. Objective 2: Discuss disorders associated with the immune system.
Unit 5: Epidemiology Objective 1: Describe the principles of disease and epidemiology. Objective 2: Discuss airborne diseases as to etiology and symptoms. Objective 3: Describe foodborne and waterborne diseases as to etiology and methods of transfer. Objective 4: Describe the etiology and epidemiology of diseases transferred by arthropods and soil borne diseases.
Unit 6: Types of Diseases Objective 1: Describe the causative agent, method of transfer and symptoms for reproductive system diseases, contact bacterial diseases and some miscellaneous diseases. Objective 2: Define a virus and discuss the notion of whether it is living or nonliving, as well as list the general characteristic of a virus. Objective 3: Discuss the viruses that cause disease and the important epidemiologic and clinical aspects of the diseases. Objective 4: Discuss the nature of important human mycotic diseases in terms of their causative organisms, clinical characteristics and epidemiology.
College Procedures: All college-wide procedures are located in the Iowa Central Community College Student Handbook.
Assessments: Proctored assessments will account for at least 60% of the overall course grade. A proctored assessment is supervised by an approved, neutral person who ensures the identity of the test taker and the integrity of the test taking environment. See the assessment and/or grading policy section of the course policy for a listing of proctored assessments and their overall percentage of the course grade. Please note that assessments are subject to change.
Non-discrimination Statement:
It is the policy of the Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,

disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental, or marital status.
If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Stacy Ihrig, Human Resources, 515-574-1138, [email protected], or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, Email: [email protected]
Disability/Accommodation Services:
If you have a request for an accommodation based on the impact of a disability, it is Iowa Central’s policy that you contact the Academic Assistance & Accommodations Coordinator to discuss your specific needs and to provide supporting information and documentation, so we may determine appropriate accommodations. The office for accommodations is located in the Academic Resource Center, and it can be reached by calling 515-574-1045. For online information about accommodations, please go to
Bias-Free Classroom Statement:
BIO-186 General Microbiology maintains high standards of respect in regard to individual beliefs and values when selecting classroom materials including textbooks, project activities, power points, videos, presentations, and classroom discussions.
It is our belief that all people have the right to obtain an education within our department/program courses free of bias, with full respect demonstrated to all who enroll in the courses of this department/program.

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Course Name: General Microbiology Course Department: Science