medical microbiology syllabus

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MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY SYLLABUS
Patricia Recker
Phone: 649-2951
Conference: 4th Period
Email: [email protected]
Course Description:
Students conduct laboratory investigations and fieldwork, use scientific methods
during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and
problem solving. Students in Medical Microbiology study relationships of
microorganisms to wellness and disease. They develop knowledge and skills related
to disease prevention by learning the chain of infection, asepsis, and standard
precautions. Pathogenic and nonpathogenic organisms will be identified to assist in
the understanding of specific diseases, causative agents, and treatment options.
Texts:
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Mechanisms of Microbial Diseases
McGraw Hill, Medical Microbiology
*Students will receive excerpts from these texts during the class.
Supplies:
Pencils
Blue/black pens
Composition book
Colored pencils
Goals:
The student will:
*Apply new information to solve real world problems.
*Make connections between material presented and previous experiences.
*Use safe and proper laboratory methods to explore issues in science.
*Determine validity of hypotheses and theories.
*Design and carry out experiments.
*Evaluate consumer information to determine product quality.
*Develop communication skills that will allow them to successfully work in
groups.
*Recognize, describe, apply microbiological terms and concepts in appropriate
and meaningful ways.
Evaluation:
1. Major grades (tests and other projects)-50%
2. Labs -50%
Course Scope and Sequence:
I.
II.
Introduction to Microbiology
Laboratory Safety and Infection Control
1. Laboratory Safety
2. Standard Precautions for the Laboratory
3. The Microscope
4. Quality Control
5. Analysis of Current Infection Control Measures
III.
History of Medical Microbiology
IV.
The Immune Response
1. Immune Response
2. Immunity/Vaccinations
V.
Microorganisms
1. Introduction to Microorganisms
2. Virology
3. Mycology
4. Parasitology
5. Antimicrobials
6. Nosocomial Antibiotic Resistant Organisms
7. Food Borne Illnesses
VI.
Basic Concepts of Medical Microbiology
1. Critical Thinking Problems
2. The Growth of Microorganisms
3. Gram Stain
4. The Art of Streaking (for isolation)
5. Bacterial Growth Characteristics
6. Mystery Growth Laboratory Practical
7. Catalase and Oxidase Testing
8. Coagulase Testing
9. Urease Testing
VII. Laboratory Investigations and Diagnosis of Patients
1. Water Purification
2. Capstone Laboratory Investigation
VIII. Case Studies
Tutorials:
Monday-Friday
7:20-8:30 am/4:20-5:00 pm
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