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SYLLABUS

SCI/250 Microbiology

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Course Description

This course explores the basic principles of microbiology. Case scenarios and classroom discussions will allow the student to apply the framework and concepts of microbiology within the work place.

Course Dates

Jun 10, 2014 – Jul 28, 2014

Faculty Information

Policies

Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents (both located on your student website):

Academic Policies

Instructor Policies

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Program Information

Student Program Handbooks and Forms

AACN Essentials

QSEN Competencies

Get Ready for Class

• Familiarize yourself with the textbooks used in this course.

Instructions

Black, J. G. (2008). Microbiology: Principles and explorations (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Course Materials

All electronic materials are available on your student website.

 

Week1 Jun, 10 – Jun, 16

The History and Future of Microbiology The Study of Bacteria Introducing Staining and Culture Introducing Taxonomy

Tasks

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Objectives/Competencies

1.1Define the scope of microbiology.

1.2Explain factors that influence bacterial growth.

1.3Identify the techniques and principles of staining.

1.4Classify bacteria according to taxonomic criteria.

Required Learning Activities

• Week One Read Me First

Instructions

Read the Week One Read Me First.

Support Material

Week One Read Me First

Microbiology, Ch. 1

Microbiology, Ch. 3

Microbiology, Ch. 6

Microbiology, Ch. 9

Week 1 Learning Team Activity Team Charter

Instructions

Hi Teams,

Please select and post your choice for your Epidemiology Presentation in your week 1 Team forum.

Thanks

See the student website for additional recommended learning activities that may help you learn this week’s concepts.

Assignments

 

Title

Type

Due

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week One Participation

Individual

Jun 16, 2014 11:59 PM

2

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in class discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cell Division Template

Individual

Jun 16, 2014 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Resource: Appendix A

 

 

 

 

Examine cell division in bacteria to determine how it relates to growth.

 

 

 

 

Complete Appendix A located on the student website to explain the

 

 

 

 

following in your own words:

 

 

 

 

• The phases of growth in a bacterial culture

 

 

 

 

• Methods used to measure bacterial growth

 

 

 

 

• Physical and nutritional factors affecting bacterial growth

 

 

 

 

• The processes of sporulation

 

 

 

 

• The function of bacterial endospores

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Appendix A – Cell Division Template

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staining Lab and Quiz

Individual

Jun 16, 2014 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Review Ch. 3 of Microbiology.

 

 

 

 

Review “Staining Bacteria: The Gram Stain” simulation

 

 

 

 

(http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/black/0471420840/animati

 

 

 

 

ons/ch03/ch3Staining_Bacteria/index.html).

 

 

 

 

This simulation is also found on the student website.

 

 

 

 

Complete the open book quiz. The quiz will be provided by your

 

 

 

 

instructor.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Staining Bacteria: The Gram Stain

 

 

 

 

SimulationMicrobiology, Ch. 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identifying Bacteria

Individual

Jun 16, 2014 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Review Figure 6.25 and Table 9.5 of Microbiology.

 

 

 

 

Access the “Identifying Bacteria” multimedia scenario

 

 

 

 

(http://www.microbelibrary.org/microbelibrary/files/ccImages/Articleimag

 

 

 

 

es/shoeb/api20.html) to gain an understanding of the processes

 

 

 

 

involved with identifying and classifying bacteria.

 

 

 

 

Complete Appendix B located on the student website to classify

 

 

 

 

bacteria and identify a strain of bacteria responsible for a simulated

 

 

 

 

food poisoning outbreak.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Appendix B – Identifying BacteriaMicrobiology, Ch.

 

 

 

 

6Microbiology, Ch. 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Charter

Individual

Jun 16, 2014 11:59 PM

1

 

Instructions:Team Leader should post Team Charter to Assignment

 

 

 

 

 

Thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week2 Jun, 17 – Jun, 23

Microorganisms and Parasitology Microbes and Disease Processes Epidemiology

and Nosocomial Infections

Objectives/Competencies

2.1Discuss characteristics of parasites, fungi, helmiths, and arthropods.

2.2Explain host–microbe relationships.

2.3Analyze different diseases and their relationship to human life.

2.4Describe the disease process and its impact on humans.

2.5Describe the scope of epidemiology.

2.6Define the epidemiology of nosocomial infections.

Required Learning Activities

• Week Two Read Me First

Instructions

Read the Week Two Read Me First.

Support Material

Week Two Read Me First

Microbiology, Ch. 11

Microbiology, Ch. 14

Microbiology, Ch. 15

See the student website for additional recommended learning activities that may help you learn this week’s concepts.

Assignments

 

Title

Type

Due

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Two Participation

Individual

Jun 23, 2014 11:59 PM

3

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in class discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parasitology Matrix

Individual

Jun 23, 2014 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Resource: Appendix C

 

 

 

 

Complete Appendix C located on the student website to differentiate

 

 

 

 

among parasites, fungi, helminths, and arthropods.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Appendix C – Parasitology Matrix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epidemiology Presentation

Learning

Jun 23, 2014 11:59 PM

10

 

Instructions:

team

 

 

 

Define epidemiology, in your assigned Learning Team, explaining its

 

 

 

 

purpose and methods of study.

 

 

 

 

Select an emergent disease to research.

 

 

 

 

Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that

 

 

 

 

includes the following details within speaker’s notes:

 

 

 

 

• An explanation of the purpose and methods of study for

 

 

 

 

epidemiology

 

 

 

 

• A thorough description of the selected infectious agent

 

 

 

 

• Incubation period

 

 

 

 

• Signs and symptoms

 

 

 

 

• Related diagnostic tests

 

 

 

 

• Precautions that should be taken against the

 

 

 

 

• A summary slide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week3

 

Jun, 24 – Jun, 30

Viruses and Their Relationship to the Human Body Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Objectives/Competencies

3.1Identify characteristics of viruses.

3.2Describe the classification of viruses.

3.3Discuss viral replication in microbiology.

3.4Describe virus-like agents.

3.5Identify the relationship between viruses and cancer.

3.6Define antimicrobial chemotherapies and their impact on humans.

3.7Describe general properties of antimicrobial agents in relation to the human body.

Required Learning Activities

• Week Three Read Me First

Instructions

Read the Week Three Read Me First.

Support Material

Week Three Read Me First

Microbiology, Ch. 10

Microbiology, Ch. 13

Microbial Resistance Debate

See the student website for additional recommended learning activities that may help you learn this week’s concepts.

Assignments

 

Title

Type

Due

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Three Participation

Individual

Jun 30, 2014 11:59 PM

2

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in class discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virus Matrix

Individual

Jun 30, 2014 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Resource: Appendix D

 

 

 

 

Watch the “Viruses” animation

 

 

 

 

(http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/black/0471420840/animati

 

 

 

 

ons/ch10/ch10_Viruses/index.html). This animation is also located on

 

 

 

 

the student website.

 

 

 

 

Describe the characteristics of viruses by filling out the matrix in

 

 

 

 

Appendix D located on the student website.

 

 

 

 

 

Learning

 

 

 

Team Summary-Microbial Resistance Debate

Jun 30, 2014 11:59 PM

1

 

Instructions:Submit Team summary on the discussion of microbial

team

 

 

 

resistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week4

Jul, 01 – Jul, 07

Innate and Adaptive Host Defenses Basic Principles of Immunology

 

Objectives/Competencies

4.1Identify nonspecific and specific host defenses.

4.2Define types of immunity.

Required Learning Activities

• Week Four Read Me First

Instructions

Read the Week Four Read Me First.

Support Material

Week Four Read Me First

Microbiology, Ch. 16

Microbiology, Ch. 17

Microbiology, Ch. 18

Learning Team Activity-Allergens- the Good and the Bad!

See the student website for additional recommended learning activities that may help you learn this week’s concepts.

Assignments

 

Title

Type

Due

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Four Participation

Individual

Jul 07, 2014 11:59 PM

2

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in class discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Innate Defenses Matrix

Individual

Jul 07, 2014 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Resource: Appendix E

 

 

 

 

Complete the matrix in Appendix E located on the student website to

 

 

 

 

contrast types of innate host defenses. Be sure to include specific

 

 

 

 

information about how each can affect the human body.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial: Appendix E – Innate Defenses Matrix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immunity Activity

Individual

Jul 07, 2014 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Resource: Appendix F

 

 

 

 

Using the template in Appendix F, located on the student website,

 

 

 

 

define the following in your own words:

 

 

 

 

• The difference between adaptive and innate immunity

 

 

 

 

• The difference between cellular and humoral immunity

 

 

 

 

• The factors that stimulate an immune response

 

 

 

 

• The difference between active and passive immunizations

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Appendix F – Immunity Activity

 

 

 

 

 

Learning

 

 

 

Learning Team-Allergens-The Good and the Bad

Jul 07, 2014 11:59 PM

1

 

Instructions:Summary Team summary on the discussion and response

team

 

 

 

to “Allergens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week5 Jul, 08 – Jul, 14

Skin and Eye Diseases, Wounds, and Bites Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Objectives/Competencies

5.1Identify diseases related to the skin, mucous membranes, and eyes.

5.2Identify diseases related to wounds and bites.

5.3Describe components of a healthy urogenital system.

5.4Distinguish between sexually and non-sexually transmitted microbial urogenital diseases.

5.5Discuss components of a healthy digestive system.

5.6Identify major microbial diseases that impact the gastrointestinal system.

Required Learning Activities

• Week Five Read Me First

Instructions

Read the Week Five Read Me First.

Support Material

Week Five Read Me First

Microbiology, Ch. 19

Microbiology, Ch. 20

Microbiology, Ch. 22

Learning Team Activity-Smallpox-To Eradicate or Not to Eradicate?

See the student website for additional recommended learning activities that may help you learn this week’s concepts.

Assignments

 

Title

Type

Due

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Five Participation

Individual

Jul 14, 2014 11:59 PM

2

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in class discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integumentary System Lab and Quiz

Individual

Jul 14, 2014 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Resource: Integumentary System Lab

 

 

 

 

Complete the Integumentary System Lab located on the student

 

 

 

 

website.

 

 

 

 

Complete the open book quiz about diseases of the integumentary

 

 

 

 

system. The quiz will be provided by your instructor.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Integumentary System Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STD Informational Pamphlet – Appendix G

Individual

Jul 14, 2014 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Resources: An information pamphlet from a doctor’s office and

 

 

 

 

Appendix G

 

 

 

 

Create a tri-fold pamphlet, such as one you would find at a doctor’s

 

 

 

 

office, about a sexually transmitted disease of your choice using the

 

 

 

 

template provided in Appendix G located on the student website.

 

 

 

 

Address each of the elements in the grading form provided in the

 

 

 

 

document titled Appendix G Rubric located on the student website, and

 

 

 

 

answer the following questions:

 

 

 

 

• Is the disease transmitted exclusively through sexual contact or can

 

 

 

 

it be spread nonsexually?

 

 

 

 

• What are its symptoms, and how can it can be diagnosed? (Be sure

 

 

 

 

to compare a healthy system to one affected by the infection or

 

 

 

 

disease.)

 

 

 

 

• What epidemiological and clinical impact does the disease or

 

 

 

 

infection have?

 

 

 

 

• How can the infection or disease be prevented?

 

 

 

 

Note. Feel free to modify the template by changing font sizes and colors

 

 

 

 

and adding graphics or pictures. If, however, you use graphics or

 

 

 

 

pictures, please be sure to cite their sources according to APA

 

 

 

 

standards. Formatting help is available at http://office.microsoft.com/en-

 

 

 

 

us/default.aspx

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Appendix G – STD Informational PamphletAppendix

 

 

 

 

G – Rubric

 

 

 

 

 

Learning

 

 

 

Learning Team Activity-Smallpox-To Eradicate or Not to Eradicate

Jul 14, 2014 11:59 PM

1

 

Instructions:Respond to Critical Thinking #3, Chapter 19-Does the team

team

 

 

 

agree with the eradication?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week6

Jul, 15 – Jul, 21

Respiratory System Diseases Cardiovascular Diseases

 

Objectives/Competencies

6.1Identify components of a healthy respiratory system.

6.2Identify major microbial diseases of the respiratory system.

6.3Identify components of a healthy cardiovascular system.

6.4Identify major microbial diseases of the cardiovascular system.

Required Learning Activities

• Week Six Read Me First

Instructions

Read the Week Six Read Me First.

Support Material

Week Six Read Me First

Microbiology, Ch. 21

Microbiology, Ch. 23

Cardiovascular vs Respiratory Microbial Infections–What’s the Connection?

See the student website for additional recommended learning activities that may help you learn this week’s concepts.

Assignments

 

Title

Type

Due

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Six Participation

Individual

Jul 21, 2014 11:59 PM

2

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in class discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respiratory System Lab and Quiz

Individual

Jul 21, 2014 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Resource: Respiratory System Lab

 

 

 

 

Complete the Respiratory System Lab located on the student website.

 

 

 

 

Complete the open-book quiz about the respiratory system and

 

 

 

 

associated diseases. The quiz will be provided by your instructor.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Respiratory System Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiovascular System Lab and Quiz

Individual

Jul 21, 2014 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Resource: Cardiovascular System Lab

 

 

 

 

Complete the Cardiovascular System Lab located on the student

 

 

 

 

website.

 

 

 

 

Complete the open-book quiz about the cardiovascular system and

 

 

 

 

associated diseases. The quiz will be provided by your instructor.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Cardiovascular System Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems in Health and Infections

Individual

Jul 21, 2014 11:59 PM

1

 

Instructions:Summary of discussion on the interrelatedness of function

 

and infections of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week7

Jul, 22 – Jul, 28

Nervous System Diseases The Application of Microbiology

 

Objectives/Competencies

7.1Identify components of a healthy nervous system.

7.2Identify major microbial diseases of the nervous system.

7.3Apply microbiology to daily living.

Required Learning Activities

• Week Seven Read Me First

Instructions

Read the Week Seven Read Me First.

Support Material

Week Seven Read Me First

Microbiology, Ch. 24

Microbiology, Ch. 26

Learning Team Activity=vCJD vs CJD-Who’s At Risk?

See the student website for additional recommended learning activities that may help you learn this week’s concepts.

Assignments

 

Title

Type

Due

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Seven Participation

Individual

Jul 28, 2014 11:59 PM

1

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in class discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nervous System Lab and Quiz

Individual

Jul 28, 2014 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Resource: Nervous System Lab

 

 

 

 

Complete the Nervous System Lab located on the student website.

 

 

 

 

Complete the open-book quiz about the nervous system and associated

 

 

 

 

diseases. The quiz will be provided by your instructor.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Nervous System Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Exam

Individual

Jul 28, 2014 11:59 PM

10

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Complete the final exam. The final exam will be provided by your

 

 

 

 

instructor.

 

 

 

 

 

Learning

 

 

 

Learning Team Activity-vCJD vs CJD

Jul 28, 2014 11:59 PM

1

 

Instructions:Submit Team summary on the discussion on the

team

 

 

 

differences between vCJD and CJD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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