Course Description

Course Name

Microbes to Medicine

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Fundamental concepts in microbiology, building from the characteristics of microorganisms, through the handling and containment of microorganisms, to medical microbiology and immunology.

Microbes are essential to our lives. Microbiology and Immunology has a major influence on human health, industry, biotechnology and food production. MICR 221 covers the fundamental concepts in microbiology, building from the characteristics of microorganisms, through the handling and containment of microorganisms to medical microbiology, immunology and virology.

Course Structure
Lectures cover the following areas:
-Bacterial powerhouses
-Microbial growth and control
-Medical microbiology
-Immunology
-Virology

Assessment:
-Lecture test 15% (usually in week 5 of the semester)
-Laboratory test 15% (usually in week 10 of the semester)
-3-hour final exam 70%

Learning Outcomes
-Be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of microbiology and immunology in preparation for advanced laboratory skills in 300-level and in graduate papers
-Display a practical knowledge of fundamental microbiology and immunology, with the ability to assimilate complex information on a spectrum of interdisciplinary topics and to use this knowledge for applications in the workplace
-Develop an ability to communicate ideas about science

Textbooks
Essential: Prescott's Microbiology by Wiley, Sherwood and Woolverton, 9th edition, 2014, McGraw-Hill Publishers

*Course content subject to change