Sep 28, 2023
BIOS 2225 - Microbes and Humans, Laboratory
Microbes and Humans lab focuses on growth, metabolic, and structural characteristics of bacteria and other microbes. Students learn and perform aseptic technique and other standard lab skills that have relevance to controlling microbes, observing and quantifying bacteria in food and water, and demonstrating the presence and role of bacteria in the environment. Special topics also include basics of epidemiology and immunology.
Requisites: BIOS 2210 or concurrent
Credit Hours: 2
General Education Code: 2AS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM Course: TMNS Natural Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Students will be able to safely handle: chemicals, equipment, microbial cultures, human samples, water samples, and/or food handling in the laboratory or clinical setting.
- Students will be able to discuss the importance of the diversity and abundance of microbes and role of microbial metabolism in our environment
- Students will be able to quantify bacteria and viruses
- Students will be able to identify microbes, both environmental and human pathogens
- Students will be able to describe antibiotics
- Students will be able to discuss how scientists are learning how to use knowledge of microbial genetics to benefit human health
- Students will be able to implement experimental design.
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