I (LECTURES 1-11)
1. The scope of microbiology
2. Techniques for observing microorganisms - I
3. Techniques for observing microorganisms - II
4. Classification of bacteria
5. Anatomy and chemical composition - I
6. Anatomy and chemical composition - II
7. Cultivation - I
8. Cultivation - II
11. Genetic recombination
EXAM II (LECTURES 12-19)
12. Control of microorganisms
13. Physical methods - heat
14. Physical methods - other
15. Chemical methods - protein coagulation
16. Chemical methods - non- specific chemical
17. Chemical methods - lipoprotein membrane
18. Chemical methods - cell wall, antimetabolites
19. Chemical methods - protein and nucleic acid
EXAM III (LECTURES 20-29)
20. Disease production -transmission
21. Disease production - entry, incubation,
22. Disease production - symptoms, portals of
23. Defense mechanisms against disease - I
24. Defense mechanisms against disease - II
25. Mycobacteria - I
26. Mycobacteria - II, Leprosy, Corynebacterium
29. Bacillus,Clostridium and Mycoplasma
EXAM IV (LECTURES 30-43)
30. Spirochetes- I
31. Spirochetes- II
32. Neisseria - I
33. Neisseria - II
34. Pseudomonas and related organisms
35. Salmonellosis, Shigellosis
36. Escherichia and Klebsiella
37. Proteus and Haemophilus
38. Rickettsia and Chlamydia
39. Viruses - I
40. Viruses - II
Lecture: Four examinations will be given, 100 points each, based on
reading assignments, and lectures, for a total of 400 points. Multiple
choice, short answer, essay and other types of questions may be utilized.
NO GRADES WILL BE DROPPED.
Laboratory: The lab grade will be discussed in lab.
Lecture grade = 75% of final grade.
Laboratory grade = 25% of final grade
"You must be the change you wish to see
in the world." Mahatma Gandhi.
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Attendance is not required for lecture. It is required for
lab, and the requirements for lab attendance will be discussed
during the first prelab lecture.
Exam questions will assess students at various cognitive levels as
TAXONOMY OF EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: THE COGNITIVE DOMAIN. Modified
from Bloom, B. (ed.) 1956. Taxonomy of educational objectives, Handbook
1: Cognitive domain. New York:McKay. (Hoffmann, R. and McGuire, S.
Y. 2010. Learning and teaching strategies. American Scientist 98 (5),
Level One: Basic
Definition: Students know specific facts, terms,
Level two: Comprehension
Definition: Students must show they understand
the materials, ideas, facts, and theories.
Students restate the material in their own words.
Level Three: Application
Students must be able to demonstrate their knowledge to real situations.
Level Four: Analysis
Students must be able to classify to break material down into its
components, understand the relationship between the components, and
recognize the principle that organizes the structure or the system.
Level Five: Evaluation
Students will be able to evaluate information and ideas according
to established or created standards of judgement.
Level Six: Synthesis
Students bring ideas together to form new ideas, methods, or procedures.