2015 micro syll

complications (spectrum of disease, other
complications of infection).
Medical Microbiology
Instructor: Jennifer Lazare
Email: [email protected] Phone 512-841-1572
Website: CANVAS site and lazarebiology.weebly.com
Course Description:
The goals of the course are are for students
to gain a basic knowledge and
understanding of:
microbial diagnosis (the basis,
sensitivity, and limitations of clinical
diagnostic tests).
etiology (infectious agents
responsible, differential diagnoses –
infectious or not).
epidemiology (transmission,
susceptibility, patterns).
pathogenesis (how the organisms
cause disease).
symptoms (symptoms that help in
diagnosis, how these symptoms relate
to disease).
prevention (vaccines, hand washing,
treatment (drug or other treatment
Textbook: Microbiology with Diseases by Body System
ISBN-10: 032191838X/ISBN-13: 9780321918383o I
have a class set of textbooks. Students will have
to purchase their own textbook if they would like to
keep one at home, but it is not required.
Lab Binder for this class ONLY-small is fine but I
will be collecting them for grades so it may not
Internet Access outside of class
1 role of paper towels
1 ream of paper
Closed Toe shoes!
Labs, homework, everything else-50%
*Don’t be upset by the results you get from the work you didn’t do.
*If it’s important to you, you will make it
happen. If not, you will make excuses.
This is a college workforce course that is career
prep/student centered meaning you will do the
information gathering, lab setups, lab execution
and lab clean up.
You will be able to create a resume with various lab
skills upon completion of the course and be
overqualified for a lab technician position.
If you take care of business during class,
homework should be rare with the exception of
studying for test.
Topics Coverage: The following is a listing of the units we will cover this year.It may increase as
opportunities arise.
Unit1 Foundations of Microbiology: History &Development; Structure, Growth& Control of microorganisms. General
anatomy and physiology of humans.
Unit2 Bacterial Diseases of Humans: Airborne, Foodborne, Soil / Environmental bacteria, Sexually transmitted.
Unit3 Viral Diseases of Humans: General viral anatomy; Infections of respiratory tract, Skin, Blood, Lymphatic,
Gastrointestinal, Nervous systems.
Unit4 Human interactions with Pathogens; Infection & diseases; Resistance and the Immune System; serology, Immune
system disorders, Antimicrobial Drugs.
Unit5 Environmental and Applied Microbiology; Microbes in food and water; Environmental Microbiology, Industrial
Microbiology and Biotechnology
o Warning:This course will discuss and show medical conditions and anatomy and physiology that are of a mature
nature and typical of what you would see and encounter ina medical career. This includes discussion and examination
of sexually transmitted diseases. If you are not mature enough to accept this or you object to the course content;
please see the counselors for placement into a different course.
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