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Asssociate Professor, Microbiology

Department of Biological Sciences

Marshall University

One John Marshall Drive

Huntington, WV 25755

Email: trzyna@marshall.edu

Phone: 304-696-6791 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            304-696-6791      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

 

Overall Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
·         Understand prokaryotic cell structure and function
·         Understand the effects of environmental conditions on microbial growth
·         Be able to identify the various groups of microorganisms, describe their basic characteristics and differentiate between major groups.
·         Understand the non-specific and specific mechanisms of host defenses against microorganisms
·         Be able to describe mechanisms of pathogenicity and understand the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the control of infectious diseases
·         Understand the diverse roles and impact of microorganisms on other living things
 
 
Course Objective 1: Understand prokaryotic cell structure and function
Learning Objectives for Course Objective 1:
 
Students should be able to:
A.  Compare and contrast prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells and explain key ways in which they differ
B.  Identify and describe the structural components of prokaryotic cells
C. Understand the function of the prokaryotic cell structures
D. Differentiate between the structures of Gram-positive and Gram-negative cell walls
E. Explain how the Gram-stain works to differentiate major groups of cells based on cell wall structure.
F. Describe various procedures for staining bacterial cells and explain the context in which each stain would be used.
 
Course Objective 2: Understand the effects of environmental conditions on microbial growth.
Learning Objectives for Course Objective 2:
(chapters 3, 4 and 5) You don't need this! But do you think your students do?
 
Students should be able to:
G. Explain how bacteria are categorized according to oxygen utilization, temperature tolerance, pH tolerance, and osmotolerance.
H. Understand how bacteria are able to resist/adapt to various environmental circumstances
I. Describe the process for culturing bacteria, understand growth characteristics and identify various types of growth media.
J. Understand how microbial growth is affected by physical and chemical factors, the environment and the host.
K. Explain each of the phases of a microbial growth curve and the state of the cells in the various phases.
L. Construct a growth curve from a given data set for microbes grown under different environmental conditions and determine growth rates.
 
Course Objective 3:  Identify the various groups of microorganisms, describe their basic characteristics and differentiate between major groups.
 
Course Objective 4: Understand the non-specific and specific mechanisms of host defenses against microorganisms
  
Course Objective 5: Describe mechanisms of pathogenicity and understand the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the control of infectious diseases
M. Evaluate data to determine the type of microbe in a given situation, i.e. bacterial, fungal, protozoan or viral.
Are there certain types of experiments that students should be familar with and/or know how to do?
N. Decide on Evaluate data to formulate recommendations of? control strategies for major categories of microbes

 

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