01:119:131,132 Microbiology for the Health Sciences
This is a general course on microbiology with an emphasis on the role microbes play in health and disease. Course is primarily intended for Nursing and other professional students.
This course CANNOT be used to fulfill the requirements of the Biological Sciences major.
Fall and Spring
3 (lecture); 1 (lab)
01:119:116 or 01:119:128
Lecture (119:131) is pre- or co-requisite for lab (119:132). At the end of the registration period, the 119:132 roster will be checked to make sure that all students meet the pre-/co-requisite of 119:131. Any student not meeting this requirement will be immediately dropped from the roster.
Introduction to microbes with emphasis on the nature and behavior of microorganisms, the interrelationships between microbes and the human host in health and disease, and the principles of prevention and control of infectious disease.
• History of Microbiology
• Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cell Characteristics
• Microbial Growth
• Microbial Genetics
• Gene Transfer
• Sterilization and Disinfection
• Antimicrobial Therapy
• Host – Microbe Relationships
• Innate Host Defenses
• Adaptive Immunity and Immunization
• Immunological Disorders and Tests
• Microbial Diseases
Course Satisfies Learning Goals
1. To develop academic skills that will provide a foundation for success in advanced courses, gate-keeper standardized tests, graduate or professional school, and life-long learning.
2. To acquire the appropriate factual and conceptual knowledge that provides student with a foundation on which they can further their immediate education and to manage a career.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
LECTURE: Four hourly exams each worth 25% of the final grade.
LAB: The final grade is based on quizzes, homework, lab reports,
a lab practical and class participation.
REQUIRED TEXT: Microbiology: Principles and Explorations, 9th Edition, J.G. Black, 2015, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 9781119029281
LAB MANUAL: Microbiology: A Lab Manual, 11th Edition, Cappuccino & Welsh, 2017, Pearson. ISBN-9780134298597 for the online format or ISBN-9780134298672 for the unbound format
If the lecture or lab courses are closed, please use the following link to add your name to the appropriate wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Fall 2017 Courses . If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus.
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.