options). 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: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 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, etc.). treatment (drug or other treatment Supplies: 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 contain ANY OTHER SUBJECTS! Internet Access outside of class 1 role of paper towels 1 ream of paper Closed Toe shoes! Grades: Test-50% Labs, homework, everything else-50% CLASS RULES: *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.