Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences
- Introduction to microorganisms
- Historical overview of microbiology
- Prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms
- Introduction to bacteria
- INTRODUCTION TO CELL BIOLOGY
- DNA replication and protein synthesis
- Bacterial cell structure
- BACTERIAL REPRODUCTION AND CLASSIFICATION
- Chemical and physical requirements for growth
- Phases of bacterial growth
- Gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria
- CONTROL OF BACTERIAL GROWTH
- General antiseptics
- Antimicrobial drugs
- Drug resistance
- INTRODUCTION TO VIROLOGY
- Introduction to viral structure
- Viral replication
- Viruses and disease
- Innate and acquired immunity
- Humoral and cell-mediated responses
- Microbial pathogenesis
- CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
- Epidemiology and public health
- Emergent diseases
- Transmission of disease
- Nosocomial infections
- Specific body system diseases
- LABORATORY TOPICS
- Basic Techniques in Microbiology
- Laboratory operations and safety
- Laboratory reporting techniques
- Bacteria: Transfer, culture and isolation techniques
- Aseptic techniques
- Preparation of media and plates
- Tube transfers
- Streak plate and spread plate techniques
- Colony and Cellular Morphology
- Agar plate colonial characteristic and agar slant growth
- Individual cell characteristics (coccus, bacillus and spirillum microscopic recognition)
- Differential Staining
- Negative staining
- Gram stain
- Endospore staining
- Bacterial Growth
- Serial dilution
- Growth rate determination (direct/plate counts)
- Bacterial Sensitivity and Resistance
- Examination of bacterial sensitivity to a variety of antibiotics
- Plating and isolation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
- Antibody-Antigen reactions
- Agglutination reactions
- ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay)
- Control of Microbial Growth
- Disc Diffusion Assays
- Antiseptics, Disinfectants, Anitbiotics
- Practical Case Study
- Characterization and identification of a microorganism using the techniques learned throughout the laboratories, as well as the information given in the theory lectures.
- Basic Techniques in Microbiology
The content of lectures is integrated with laboratory experiments, and readings in the textbook. Instruction may include group work and online components.
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:
|Class tests and assignments||20-30%|
Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Describe the range of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms that are considered to be microorganisms and explain the historical context of microbiological science.
- Identify and explain the components and cellular structure of bacterial cells.
- Explain the principles of classification and be able to explain the classification of bacteria.
- Explain the process of bacterial cell division, and relate it to the growth of bacterial populations
- Describe the principles involved in the control of bacterial growth.
- Describe the structure of viruses, viral replication and explain the role of viruses in disease.
- Explain the difference between innate and acquired immunity to disease in humans and the effects of humoral and cell-mediated responses.
- Describe the mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis.
- Explain the modes of transmission and mechanisms of infection by human bacterial diseases and strategies for management of transmission and infection in the context of public health.
- Explain the basis of the development of bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents.
- Demonstrate familiarity and competency with a wide variety of microbiological laboratory techniques including transfer, culture, isolation and identification techniques, growth rates and antibiotic sensitivity.
Consult the Douglas College Bookstore for the latest required textbooks and materials. Example textbooks and materials may include:
OpenStax Microbiology (current edition), or a comparable current microbiology textbook such as Tortora, Funke, Case, and Weber, Microbiology: An Introduction (current edition). Pearson.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for BIOL 2401|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||CAMO BIOL 104 (3)|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU BIOL 2XX (3)|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||CMTN BIOL 133 (3)|
|College of New Caledonia (CNC)||CNC BIO 105 (3)|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR BIOL 2XX (3)|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU BIOL 2330 (4)|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG BIOL 2XXX (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU BISC 2XX (3)|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU BIOL 2XXX (3)|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU BIOL 2XX (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO BIOL 2nd (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV MICB 2nd (4)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC HHSC 110 (3)|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV BIO 2XX (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC MICR 1XX (1.5)|
|Vancouver Community College (VCC)||VCC BIOL 2XXX (3)|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU BIOL 1st (3)|
BIOL 2401 001 is intended for students planning to apply to the BS Nursing or the BS Psychiatric Nursing programs.
BIOL 2401 002 is intended for students planning to apply to the BS Nursing or the BS Psychiatric Nursing programs.
BIOL 2401 003 is intended for students planning to apply to the BS Nursing or the BS Psychiatric Nursing programs.
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BIOL 2401 006 is intended for students planning to apply to the BS Nursing or the BS Psychiatric Nursing programs.
BIOL 2401 007 is intended for students planning to apply to the BS Nursing or the BS Psychiatric Nursing programs.
BIOL 2401 008 is intended for students planning to apply to the BS Nursing or the BS Psychiatric Nursing programs.