Sep 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

BIO 225 - Microbiology

Class: 3 Lab: 3 Credits: 4
This is a detailed study of microbiology as it relates to infection and the disease processes of the body. Topics include immunity, epidemiology, medically important microorganisms, and diagnostic procedures for identification.

Prerequisite(s): Take BIO 101  or BIO 210  or BIO 216  with a minimum grade of “C”.
Course Topics:
  • Major themes of Microbiology
  • Tools of the Laboratory: Methods for studying microorganisms
  • Prokaryotic profiles: Archae and Bacteria
  • Eukaryotic cells and microorganisms
  • Introduction to viruses
  • Microbial nutrition, ecology, and growth
  • Microbial metabolism
  • Microbial genetics
  • Genetic engineering
  • Physical and Chemical control methods for microbes
  • Interactions between drugs, microbes, and hosts
  • Infection and Disease
  • Nonspecific immune response
  • Specific immune response
  • Disorders in immunity: hypersensitivity, autoimmune disorders, and immunodeficiency
  • Infectious diseases of the skin, eyes, respiratory tract, nervous system, circulatory system, lymphatic system, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Required Materials:
All lecture notes will be provided to the students by the instructor. Safety goggles are provided but student is free to bring their own.
Grading System:
A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 0-59
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Recognize and describe the major physiological characteristics and classifications of the prokaryotes, eukaryotic microbes, and viruses.
  2. Describe the major biochemical events that take place in microbial cells including nutrient uptake, metabolism, growth/replication, protein synthesis, and recombination.
  3. Describe the effects of environmental factors on microbial growth including: temperature, oxygen levels, osmolarity, pH, and ecological associations.
  4. Describe the mechanisms associated with the various forms of microbial control and development of antimicrobial resistance.
  5. Describe the major types of infection and how they are transmitted between hosts.
  6. Recognize and describe the mechanisms involved with the nonspecific immune responmse, the specific immune response, and hypersensitivity reactions.
  7. Identify the major characteristics of major human diseases by body system.

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  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Face Covering Requirements:
All faculty, staff and students must wear a face mask/covering at all times (absent a medical condition) on all SCC campuses when safe social distancing measures are not possible or difficult to follow. For further details, refer to the Student Guidelines for Face Coverings and Social Distancing on the SCC Coronavirus COVID-19 Information page.
Standard SCC Course Policies:
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  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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