Syllabus Overview for HMBIO-454-DL Microbiology

3 credits

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer

Note:  The lab for this course (HMBIO-455-DL) requires separate registration.

Course Materials

Topics you will study

•    Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cell Structure
•    Microbial Growth
•    Bacteria and Archaea
•    Viruses, Viroids and Prions
•    Fungal Diseases
•    Prokaryotic Diseases
•    Helminth Diseases
•    Epidemiology
•    Immunology
•    Disorders of the Immune System
•    Antimicrobial Drugs
•    Diseases of the Body Systems

General Course Activities/How To Plan Your Time

•    Work is organized into modules of 1-2 weeks in length.
•    All activities are fully asynchronous—there are no required meeting times. Our format allows flexibility so you can fit the following course learning activities into your schedule:
–    Mini-lectures
–    Self-assessment exercises
–    Weekly discussions
–    Mastery activities
–    Case Studies
–    Connections Project
–    Exams
–    Lab experiments and reports (only for students taking lab)
•    Most students dedicate 10-15 hours/week to the course; 13-18 if taking lab.
•    We recommend planning several 1-2 hour study blocks throughout the week and checking into the course daily once the discussions begin.

Technology Requirements

This course uses the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L.) D2L integrates text, video, and audio. Before enrolling in the course, please review the D2L system recommendations.

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