Online Class: Microbiology 101
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Course DescriptionOur comprehensive online course on microbiology covers all aspects of microbiology and includes a CEU Certificate at successful class completion.
The study of microbiology is extremely rewarding, leading to advances in the welfare of the environment as well as human populations. Pursuing this fascinating subject lead to careers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical research and forensics among other challenging professions.
Regardless of whether you are a serious student considering a career in microbiology or a layperson who just wants to learn everything you can about the world around you, Microbiology 101 is guaranteed to change the way you look at the world.
What will you gain by taking this course?
- Learn the history and frequently used Microbiology terminology
- Understand Composition and the chemical basis of Microbiology
- Microscopy and the process of Microbial metabolism, cultivation and growth
- Microbial Genetics
- Bacteria, viruses and fungi
- Understand the development of Infectious diseases as well as the process of the body defense systems
- An exploration of Microbiology and Environmental studies
- And many other topics will be discussed in this study
Join us in the comprehensive online course as we explore in detail all aspects of microbiology.Microorganisms play an important part in our lives. Microorganisms will recycle once-living matter into valuable nutrients for plants, but microorganisms are also the primary source of food spoilage in the process of food production.
Microbiology is defined as the branch of biology focused on microorganisms and the effects they have on other living organisms.The word microbiology is the combination of the terms micro--an object which not completely visible to the naked eye requires a microscope to see in detail and biology--the study of living things.
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Lesson 1. Introduction to MicrobiologyIn broad terms, microbiology is the study of living creatures that are invisible or indistinct to the naked eye because of their extremely small size.
Lesson 2. Microbiology TermsAs with all scientific disciplines, microbiologists have developed a vocabulary specific to their field.
Lesson 3. History of MicrobiologyGenerally speaking, the field of microbiology started with the invention of the microscope.
Lesson 4. CompositionThe majority of people equate microbes with disease, but those only account for a fraction of those unseen life forms. Microbes live in every corner of the planet.
Lesson 5. The Chemical Basis of MicrobiologyIn the 1700s, scientists began to understand the chemical and physical basis of life and quickly realized that the chemistry of all living organisms shared many similarities.
Lesson 6. Prokaryotes and EukaryotesThe vast majority of life on Earth can be classified as either prokaryotes or eukaryotes.
Lesson 7. Microbial MetabolismMicrobial metabolism is how microorganisms get the energy and nutrients that they need to live and reproduce.
Lesson 8. Microbial Cultivation and GrowthJust as people need oxygen, plants need sunlight, and fish need water to survive, different microorganisms need specific chemical and physical environments for their growth and survival.
Lesson 9. Microbial GeneticsAll characteristics of microorganisms, and every other living thing, are determined by their genes. More specifically, information stored in macromolecules called nucleic acids that are passed on from one generation to the next through the organism's DNA.
Lesson 10. DNA and Gene ExpressionDeoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has often been called the blueprint of life, because the characteristics of all life forms ultimately depend upon the information specified by DNA.
Lesson 11. The BacteriaBacteria come in a great many sizes and several shapes.
Lesson 12. The VirusesViruses have the same general structure, genetic material in the form of either DNA or RNA surrounded by a protein coat and, in some cases, an outer membrane.
Lesson 13. The FungiOver the last 10 years, the incidence of serious fungal infections has been increasing.
Lesson 14. The Unicellular AlgaeThe term algae describes a large and diverse group of microorganisms that contains over 22,000 species.
Lesson 15. The ProtozoaThe term protozoan means "first animal," which generally describes its animal-like nutrition.
Lesson 16. The Host-Parasite RelationshipA rather delicate balance exists between our defenses and the pathogenic mechanisms of microorganisms.
Lesson 17. The Development of Infectious DiseasePathogens can gain access to the human body and other hosts through several avenues, which are called portals of entry.
Lesson 18. Nonspecific Body DefenseWhen our bodies are challenged by microbes, we defend ourselves by utilizing our various mechanisms of immunity.
Lesson 19. The SkinThe science of skin medicine is referred to as dermatology.
Lesson 20. The EyesThe science of eye medicine is referred to as ophthalmology.
Lesson 21: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic SystemsThe cardiovascular and lymphatic systems are responsible for the body's circulation, and are studied by cardiologists and immunologists.
Lesson 22. The Respiratory SystemDiseases and disorders that affect the respiratory system can cause problems in the lungs, the nerves, and muscles that allow breathing in the lungs, and the respiratory tract that leads air down into the lungs while breathing.
Lesson 23. The Nervous SystemDiseases and disorders that affect the nervous system can affect either the brain, spinal cord, or the network of nerves to which the brain and spine are connected.
Lesson 24. The Digestive SystemDiseases and disorders of the digestive system can include everything from the mouth to the stomach, and the stomach to the digestive tract, and associated organs.
Lesson 25. The Reproductive SystemThe reproductive system is both a victim of diseases and disorders as well as a vehicle for disease transmission for diseases both related and unrelated to the reproductive system.
Lesson 26. The Immune SystemThe immune system is composed of the white blood cells and their accompanying components that combat pathogens in the human body.
Lesson 27. Soil MicrobiologySoil genesis is a long-term event that produces the stable environment in which microbiological cycles and processes occur.
Lesson 28. Aquatic MicrobiologyThere are between four and five thousand species of phytoplankton on earth, organisms defined as any microscopic, photosynthetic (or partially photosynthetic) organism that lives in or partially in water.
Lesson 29. Microbiology in the Environment and in UsMicrobiology serves several major functions in our food.
Additional Course Information
- Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
- Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
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Course Title: Microbiology 101Course Number: 8900081Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: General EducationCEU Value: 3.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsCourse URL: microbiology.onlineclasses.comInstructor: April GravesSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $85.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $110.00
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Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Define microbiology and microbiology terms
- Summarize history of microbiology.
- Define the chemical basis of microbiology.
- Summarize prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
- Describe microbial metabolism.
- Describe microbial cultivation and growth.
- Summarize microbial genetics and DNS and gene expression
- Describe the bacteria.
- Describe the viruses.
- Identify the fungi, unicellular algae and the protozoa.
- Summarize the host-parasite relationship.
- Identify the development of infectious disease.
- Describe role of microbiology in the eyes and skin.
- Describe the role of microbiology in cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, respiratory systems, nervous systems, digestive systems.
- Describe the role of microbiology in the reproductive systems and the immune systems.
- Summarize soil microbiology.
- Summarize aquatic microbiology, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Assignment 1: Introduction to Microbiology Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 1: Introduction to Microbiology Exam Exam 10 Assignment 2: Microbiology Terms Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 2: Microbiology Terms Exam Exam 10 Assignment 3: History of Microbiology Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 3: History of Microbiology Exam Exam 10 Assignment 4: Composition Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 4: Composition Exam Exam 10 Assignment 5: The Chemical Basis of Microbiology Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 5: The Chemical Basis of Microbiology Exam Exam 10 Assignment 6: Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 6: Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes Exam 10 Assignment 7: Microbial Metabolism Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 7: Microbial Metabolism Exam Exam 10 Assignment 8: Microbial Cultivation and Growth Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 8: Microbial Cultivation and Growth Exam Exam 10 Quiz 9: Microbial Genetics Exam Exam 10 Quiz 10: DNA and Gene Expression Exam Exam 10 Assignment 11: The Bacteria Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 11: The Bacteria Exam Exam 10 Assignment 12: The Viruses Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 12: The Viruses Exam 10 Assignment 13: The Fungi Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 13: The Fungi Exam Exam 10 Assignment 14: The Algae Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 14: The Unicellular Algae Exam Exam 10 Assignment 15: The Protozea Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 15: The Protozea Exam Exam 10 Quiz 16: The Host-Parasite Relationship Exam Exam 10 Quiz 17: The Development of Infectious Disease Exam Exam 10 Quiz 18: Nonspecific Body Defense Exam Exam 10 Assignment 19: The Skin Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 19: The Skin Exam Exam 9 Assignment 20: The Eyes Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 21: The Eyes Exam Exam 10 Assignment 21: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 21: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems Exam Exam 10 Quiz 22: The Respiratory System Exam Exam 10 Assignment 23: The Nervous System Assignment 25 Quiz 23: The Nervous System Exam 10 Assignment 24: The Digestive System Assignment 25 Quiz 24: The Digestive System Exam Exam 10 Assignment 25: The Reproductive System Assignment 25 Quiz 25: The Reproductive System Exam Exam 10 Assignment 26: The Immune System Assignment 25 Quiz 26: The Immune System Exam Exam 10 Quiz 27: Soil Microbiology Exam Exam 10 Assignment 28: Aquatic Microbiology Assignment Assignment 25 Quiz 28: Aquatic Microbiology Exam Exam 10 Assignment 29: Microbiology in the Environment and Us Assignment 25 Quiz 29: Microbiology in the Environment and Us Exam Exam 10 The Final Exam Exam 85 Total Points: 924