Introduction to Microbiology
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This course is a basic overview of microbiology concepts. It is geared towards the casual learner learning about the foundational concepts of microbiology.
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Lesson 1: Introduction to MicrobiologyMicrobiology is defined as the branch of biology focused on microorganisms and the effects they have on other living organisms.
Lesson 2: The MicroorganismNow moving on to learning more about the varying forms in which microorganisms exist.
Lesson 3: The Chemical Basis of MicrobiologyIn previous lessons, while we have gained insight to the different forms of microorganisms and their varying applications (both effective and harmful), we have not yet begun to understand their basic structure, manner of functioning, and genera
Lesson 4: Prokaryotes and EukaryotesAll cells have a cell membrane that separates the environs outside a cell from the degree of organization within the cell.
Lesson 5: Microbial MetabolismOne reason why the metabolism of microbes is an instrumental area of study is that it serves as a way of differentiating one species from another.
Lesson 6: Microbial Growth and Control of GrowthIn the last few lessons we have spent time learning about microorganisms, their nutritional needs, and the manner in which they utilize the energy they obtain.
Lesson 7: Microbial GeneticsThe contributions of microbial genetics to the science world, as well as, the world at large, have been extensive and, in many respects, pivotal to furthering significant studies.
Lesson 8: DNA TechnologyWe are extending the discussion of genetic systems of microorganisms to the point where scientists are now able to manipulate the genetic make up of particular organisms for the benefit of modern day application
Lesson 9: The BacteriaAs we have learned about bacteria from a very early age -- falling down and scraping our knee and having it treated with an antibacterial spray, we may think we know all we need to on the subject.
Lesson 10: 'V' for 'Virus'Viruses are a means of transmitting genetic information in an effort to continue their survival. In order to accomplish their end goal, viruses act as agents which reproduce their own DNA/RNA within living cells.
Lesson 11: The Algae, Fungi, Protozoa and HelminthesThe world of microorganisms is made of bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and viruses. They are grouped together not by their function but by their small size.
Lesson 12: The Development of DiseaseTo understand how diseases have evolved throughout the ages, we first need to have a basis for qualifying what indeed a disease is.
Lesson 13: The Immune SystemIn the previous lesson, we explored the world of disease- how diseases have become more endemic to society (known as epidemiology) and the methods utilized to help contain and eradicate them.
Lesson 14: Disorders of the Immune SystemAll immune defense mechanisms can only take place in a healthy system where the immunity defenses are properly functioning.
Lesson 15: Diseases of the Skin and EyeThe largest organ of the body, skin (in conjunction with mucous membranes) is designed to prohibit microorganisms from entering the body.
Lesson 16: Diseases of the Nervous SystemDiseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems include all disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscles.
Lesson 17: Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic SystemsBy looking at the components of both the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems and how, respectively they each perform their core responsibilities, we can ascertain how ensuing diseases compromise their functioning.
Lesson 18: Diseases of the Respiratory SystemMoving from diseases affecting the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems to those pertinent to the respiratory system, we first attempt to gain a sense of what respiration is and how it functions in the body.
Lesson 19: Diseases of the Digestive SystemAccording to the food pyramid and collective wisdom, a diet based upon sound nutrition and a regular exercise program can alleviate many serious health problems down the road.
Lesson 20: Diseases of the Reproductive SystemSpecies, in the general sense, all have a desire to ensure the survival of their kind. And, reproduction is the method by which they are able to accomplish the perpetuation of their genealogy/race.
Lesson 21: VaccinesA vaccine is a form of an antigen (substance which stimulates an immune response) used to create a barrier of immunity against a specific disease.
Lesson 22: Exploring Antimicrobial DrugsEploring the world of antimicrobial drugs, it is helpful to define the term antimicrobial. Anti means 'against' and 'microbial', is an object which is not completely visible to the naked eye and
Lesson 23: ConclusionSome may believe that just because microbiology deals with small particles invisible to the naked eye, the impact of its studies and findings are not equally as important as larger bodied sciences, e.g., biology and nuclear physics.
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Course Title: Introduction to Microbiology
Course Number: 7550434
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: College Level
CEU 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 earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Course URL: microbiology101.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: April Graves
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
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Course Fee: $85.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $110.00
By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Define microbiology.
- Define the microorganism.
- Describe the chemical basis of microbiology.
- Describe prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
- Describe microbial metabolism and growth.
- Summarize microbial genetics and DNA technology.
- Describe bacteria and viruses.
- Describe the algae, fungi, protozoa and helminthes.
- Describe the immune system, disorders of the immune system, and the development of disease.
- Describe diseases of the skin and eye.
- Describe diseases of the nervous system.
- Describe diseases of the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems.
- Describe diseases of the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems.
- Describe diseases of the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems.
- Summarize vaccines and antimicrobial drugs, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
|Lesson 1 Assignment 1: Who's Who in Microbiology||Assignment||40|
|Lesson 1 Assignment 2: Research Pays Off||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 1 Exam||Exam||20|
|Lesson 2 Assignment 1: Understand Microorganisms||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 2 Assignment 2: Pathogens Rule||Assignment||25|
|Lesson 2 Exam||Exam||18|
|Lesson 3 Assignment 1: Cell Bingo||Assignment||50|
|Lesson 3 Assignment 2: Center Stage||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 3 Exam||Exam||18|
|Lesson 4 Assignment 1: Carry the Oats!||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 4 Assignment 2: Cellular Similarities||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 4 Exam||Exam||18|
|Lesson 5 Assignment 1: Metabolism for Molecules||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 5 Assignment 2: Energy Generator||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 5 Exam||Exam||18|
|Lesson 6 Assignment 1: Microbial Control||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 6 Assignment 2: What's Clean?||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 6 Exam||Exam||20|
|Lesson 7 Assignment 1: Ingredients Please||Assignment||40|
|Lesson 7 Assignment 2: Copy That||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 7 Exam||Exam||20|
|Lesson 8 Assignment 1: Genetic Basics||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 8 Assignment 2: Do That Again||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 8 Exam||Exam||18|
|Lesson 9 Assignment 1: Identifying Bacteria||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 9 Assignment 2: Classifying Bacteria||Assignment||40|
|Lesson 9 Exam||Exam||20|
|Lesson 10 Assignment 1: What is a Virus?||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 10 Assignment 2: Virus Life Cycle||Assignment||50|
|Lesson 10 Exam||Exam||16|
|Lesson 11 Assignment 1: Microorganism Tag||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 11 Assignment 2: Category Please?||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 11 Exam||Exam||18|
|Lesson 12 Assignment 1: What is a disease?||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 12 Assignment 2: Back Off!||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 12 Exam||Exam||16|
|Lesson 13 Assignment 1: Immunity Factors||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 13 Assignment 2: Body Guards||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 13 Exam||Exam||18|
|Lesson 14 Assignment 1: Immunity and Your Body||Assignment||40|
|Lesson 14 Assignment 2: Defensive Moves||Assignment||50|
|Lesson 14 Exam||Exam||18|
|Lesson 15 Assignment 1: Viral Infections||Assignment||50|
|Lesson 15 Assignment 2: The Eyes Have It||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 15 Exam||Exam||20|
|Lesson 16 Assignment 1: Meninges Mater||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 16 Assignment 2: Nervous?||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 16 Exam||Exam||14|
|Lesson 17 Assignment 1: Take Your Pick||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 17 Assignment 2: Yellow Fever S&S||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 17 Exam||Exam||18|
|Lesson 18 Assignment 1: Job Description||Assignment||50|
|Lesson 18 Assignment 2: ATP Means Energy||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 18 Exam||Exam||18|
|Lesson 19 Assignment 1: Danger Ahead||Assignment||50|
|Lesson 19 Assignment 2: Diver What?||Assignment||40|
|Lesson 19 Exam||Exam||18|
|Lesson 20 Assignment 1: Connections||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 20 Assignment 2: STD's||Assignment||50|
|Lesson 20 Exam||Exam||20|
|Lesson 21 Assignment 1: This Shot's For You||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 21 Assignment 2: Who Are You?||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 21 Exam||Exam||20|
|Lesson 22 Assignment 1: Anti-What?||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 22 Assignment 2: Antibiotic Know How||Assignment||50|
|Lesson 22 Exam||Exam||20|
|Lesson 23 Assignment 1: Defining Microbiology||Assignment||20|
|Lesson 23 Assignment 2: Bugs Everywhere||Assignment||50|
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