SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 2:26:34 AMMICRO 60 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MICRO 60Title:  FUND/MICROBIOLOGY  
Full Title:  Fundamentals of Microbiology
Last Reviewed:5/8/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.005 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Survey of the major groups of microorganisms with emphasis on those related to human disease. Basic techniques for cultivation of microorganisms, principles of metabolism, growth and physiology.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Chemistry 60, Biology 10 or equivalent with grade of "C" or better.


Recommended Preparation:
English 100B or 104, and Math 150B with grade of "C" or better or their equivalents in college or in high school.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Survey of the major groups of micro- organisms with emphasis on those related to human disease. Basic lab techniques.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Chemistry 60, Biology 10 or equivalent with grade of "C" or better.
Recommended:English 100B or 104, and Math 150B with grade of "C" or better or their equivalents in college or in high school.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B2Life ScienceFall 1981
 B3Laboratory Activity  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Isolate, grow and identify bacteria and fungi in the laboratory
   using routine microbiological techniques.
2.  Explain the differences between virus particles, prokaryotic cells
   and eukaryotic cells..
3.  Explain the role of microorganisms in human disease.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Fundamentals of Microbiology.
     A. history of microbiology
     B. use of microscope
     C. survey of microorganisms
     D. bacterial morphology
     E. bacterial reproduction
     F. bacterial nutrition and physiology
     G. structure and reproduction of viruses
     H. life history of protozoan and metazoan parasites
     I. morphology of fungi
     J. sterile technique
2.  Application of Microbiology.
     A. normal flora of the body
     B. methods of invasion of the body by microorganisms
     C. control of microorganisms by physical and chemical factors
        ( disinfection, sterilization, and chemotherapy)
3. Immune System.
     A. antigens
     B. antibodies
     C. vaccines
     D. role of antibodies in diagnosis
     E. other defense mechanisms
4.  Specific Infectious Diseases and Current Status of our Knowledge
   of Transmission and Control.
     A. respiratory
     B. gastro-intestinal
     C. urinary-genital
     D. skin
     E. vector-transmitted

Assignments:
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1.  Read textbook and additional readings.
2.  Lab reports.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
70 - 90%
Lab reports, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 15%
Lab reports, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
ESSAY
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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MICROBIOLOGY, 3rd ed., by I.E. Alcamo, Benjamin/Cummings Publ Co Inc,
1991.

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