- Summarize the main themes of Microbiology and briefly outline the major historical events of this field of Science.
- Discuss the evolution, classification, and naming of microorganisms.
- Provide an overview of the Chemistry of Biology including a discussion of atoms, chemical bonds, molecules, and organic compounds common to all cells.
- Summarize the methods used to study microorganism in a laboratory including: microscopy, isolation and identification techniques known as the “six I’s”, and culture media.
- Compare and contrast the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and discuss the following groups of eukaryotic organisms: fungi, algae, protozoa, and helminthes.
- Discuss viruses with regard to structure, classification, multiplication cycle, cultivation techniques, detection and treatment methods.
- Explain microbial nutrition and discuss transport mechanisms, environmental factors that can influence growth, and methods to study microbial growth.
- Define the role of enzymes in microbial metabolism, differentiate between anabolism and catabolism, and provide an overview of the process of photosynthesis.
- Discuss control methods for microorganisms and differentiate between physical methods of control and chemical methods of control.
- Summarize the principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy and discuss the major antimicrobial drug groups.
- Highlight the important concepts of microbe-human interaction in health and in infection and disease.
Step 1: Respond to the following:
- Discuss at least 3 important topics related to the course content for Modules 1-4 as a tool to prepare for the midterm assessment.