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southern california university of health sciences

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH

DIVISION OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Title: Microbiology

Course Number: BIO120M and BIO330

Term: Spring 2016 2nd Block

Faculty: M. Reza Mirbolooki, MD, PhD

Email:

rezamirbolooki@scuhs.edu

Phone Number: TBA

Office Hours: TBA

Time Requirement: (hours/week)

Lecture Hours:

Laboratory Hours:

37

30

Total Units: 4

CRITICAL COURSE INFORMATION:

Lab Instruction

Follow all lab instructions. Special attention to safety is mandatory and essential.

PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)

 

-UVEX Goggles

-Flame resistant Lab Coat/Apron

- Nitrile gloves

Students are required to wear long, cotton pants and closed-toed shoes.  

No shorts, heals or flip-flops will be allowed in the laboratory.  

Hair longer than shoulder-length must be pulled back and held with a clip or rubber

band.

Studying Activities

Be prepared to spend about 20 hours a week outside of school studying and completing

homework assignments.

It is important to read about each lecture’s chapter before coming to class.

It would be a good idea to form study groups.

COURSE PURPOSE

Course Description

This course will serve as an introduction to the microbial world. A thorough survey of bacteria,

archae, viruses, and microbial eukarya will be offered, citing variety in structure and function.

Aspects of biotechnology will be discussed, including recombinant DNA technology and cloning.

Microbial growth and genetics will be a focus, as well as an introduction to pathology,

epidemiology, immunology, and facets of the immune system response.

university learning outcomes

University Learning Outcomes

1. Evidence-Based Knowledge: The student will utilize foundational health science

knowledge; and critically appraise and apply relevant scientific literature in

professional healthcare practice.

2. Communication: The student will effectively engage patients/clients, colleagues, and

the public using appropriate verbal, non-verbal, and written communication.

3. Professionalism: The student will demonstrate leadership, integrity, respect, and self-

reflection while employing ethical and legal standards in professional and community

interactions.

4. Integrative Healthcare: The student will serve as an effective member of a healthcare

team, collaborating with other professionals to improve community health and patient

outcomes for the health of individuals and the community.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, a successful student should be able to:

1. Explain the diversity of microbes.

2. Compare various metabolic and replicative processes

3. Classify various microorganisms

4. Apply the principles of microbial genetics

5. Understand the basics of biotechnology equipment and principles, including

recombinant DNA methods.

6. Understand pathogenicity and epidemiology.

7. Identify the components of the immune system and describe the process of immune

response in detail.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Optional Text

Microbiology: An Introduction to Microbiology, 11/E Tortora, Funke & Case

ISBN-10: 0321767381 ; ISBN-13: 9780321767387

Required Text

Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual, 1/E

Mirbolooki MR


Provided Materials: Laboratory materials

Required Laboratory Attire: No open toe shoes allowed

teaching methods and activities

TEACHING METHODS AND ACTIVITIES

Format

There are 8 hours of lecture and 5 hours of lab each week for 4 weeks.

The laboratory will be held on Fridays from 5PM-10PM. The lecture component of this course

will be held on Saturdays from 10AM-6PM.

The course requires a significant time commitment from students. This commitment is both in

terms of reading before lectures and preparing before labs, as well as reviewing the material

and doing problems after the lectures and labs. In the four weeks of classes, we will cover the

first eighteen chapters of the book. Not every topic will be covered in great depth, but

students are expected to study each topic in greater detail through completing the homework

and the labs.

Homeworks

There will be a test given online that will be available on MySCU from Tuesday at 10AM to

Saturday at 10AM. There will be 20 questions which come directly from the text book chapters

to be covered on the next lecture and questions may come in the form of multiple choice,

free response, or fill in the blank. Students will have unlimited time to complete each test.

These homeworks need to be completed by students before coming to the lecture on

Saturday.

Lab. Reports

Lab. reports are found in the laboratory manual and are required to be completed during the

lab. While students may work in pairs to complete labs, each student must submit his or her

own lab. experiment questions.

Exams

There will be a test given online that will be available on MySCU from Saturday at 6PM to

Tuesday at 6PM. There will be 50 questions which come directly from the text book chapters

and in-class lectures and questions may come in the form of multiple choice, free response,

or fill in the blank. Students will have 75 minutes to complete each test.

Final Lab Exam

There will be a final lab exam given on the fourth Friday. There will be 15 questions which

may come directly from previous lab lectures and lab assignments. Questions may come in a

form of multiple choice, free response or fill-in. Students will be given 20 minutes to

complete the exam. The students will be given 2 hours for their Lab. practicum.

Classroom Expectation

Please be professional, prompt, prepared, and polite at all times.

The professor will adhere to all polices as found in the BSBS Student Handbook and SCU

policy guide.

Cellular phones must be kept on silent during class and lab times.

Students may not use a phone as a calculator.

as a safety precaution no food or drinks

As a safety precaution, no food or drinks are allowed inside the lab, but there will be a

30 minute break for eating and drinking outside of the lab.

Best Practices for Studying Microbiology

Read before and read after each class. Skim the chapter before it is covered in lecture

in order to become comfortable with some of the terms associated with each topic.

Review each chapter after it is covered in class to enhance your understanding of what

was covered in class.

Participate during class by taking notes during class and looking over them afterwards.

Don't skip class, arrive late, or leave early. Ask questions for clarification when you

don’t understand the material.

Stay on top of the homework and assignments. Do the assigned problems as close to the

time as when the topic is covered in the class to increase the depth of your

understanding of specific concepts and will help you learn the material more efficiently

and effectively.

Do not wait until the night before the homework is due to start the assignment. You

will get more out of it if you take the time to really learn the concepts and review the

material without being rushed.

Find a group of students to study with. Seek out students dedicated to doing well in the

course. This makes studying more fun and also helps you learn the material better by

teaching what you know and learning from your peers what you don’t know. Explaining

these chemistry concepts to others will help you learn the material even better

Stay focused by finding an environment where you can study with few distractions.

EVALUATION OF STUDENT LEARNING

Grading procedures

Assessment

Points

Weight%

Lab-Reports (3 @ 50 points

each)

150

15

Homework (4 @ 25 points

each)

100

10

Exams (4 @ 100 points each)

400

40

Lab Practicum

200

20

Attendance (50 @ 3 points

each)

150

15

Total

1,000

100

5th week assignment (BSBS)

100

10

grading scale

Grading scale:

Letter Grade

Criteria

Percentage

A

Far exceeds the standard for all required work

90-100

B

Exceeds the standard for all required work

80-89

C

Met the standard for all required work

70-79

D

Did not meet the standard for all required work

60-69

F

Did not meet the standard for all required work; must retake

the course

≤ 59

I

Incomplete

0

W

Withdrawal

0

Registration

Students can add courses by logging in to the MySCU portal. All pre-requisites must be met in

order to enroll.

Withdrawal

Students can withdraw by submitting a formal withdrawal via electronic mail.

Disability

In keeping with the Americans Disabilities Act of 1990, SCU will accommodate a student’s

known physical or mental limitations in order to enable him or her to perform the essential

functions of the curriculum, to the extent the necessary accommodations are reasonable and

do not impose undue hardship to the University. Interested students should request

information regarding the services offered by the University. The Learning Resource

Specialists are located in the library and can assist with the documentation required to access

special services due to disabilities.

Student Policy Manual

The Policy Manual can be easily accessed by:

(1) going on to the University Homepage at: http://www.scuhs.edu/

(2) Then opening the link for MY SCU

(3) Logging on using your university supplied login and password

(4) Next, opening the header for “Department”

(5) Next opening the header for “Human Resources”

(6) Finally, opening the header for the “Policy Manual.”

academic dishonesty

Academic Dishonesty

Students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty. In this class,

cheating will not be tolerated. Plagiarism includes passing someone else’s ideas off as your

own without citing proper credit. Cheating includes looking at another student's test during an

exam, allowing other students to copy your work, use of unauthorized materials during an

exam, presenting lab reports that are not your original work, and recording laboratory data

that was not actually observed. These are all prohibited in this program. Collaboration and

discussion are encouraged, but it is important for each student to individually complete each

assignment. Any student who is academically dishonest material will receive a failing grade.

University Policies

Students are expected to spend at least two hours for each lecture or practicum hour and one

hour for every two laboratory hours of course time per week in activities and assessments

outside the classroom. Examples of activities include, but are not limited to: writing papers;

reading articles or text; small group work; presentations; completing assignments;

preparation for assessments; online activities and other activities that do not include direct

instructor interaction and involvement.

All university policies apply to this course and all others. For full policy information please

consult the university SCU Policy Manual. For a quick reference guide to the following

policies: make-up examination, F-challenge examination, grade posting, results of failing

grades, student support information, syllabus amendments, special needs, student conduct,

and attendance, please consult the

academic policies document housed on the Online Student Services [the preceding is a

hyperlink]

Microbiology Program Learning Outcomes:

Learning Objective

Outcome

The course will begin with a survey of the types of microbes.

Biotechnology, as well as microbial growth and genetics will

also be a focus. Students will conduct experiments in lab and

submit pre-lab and post-lab assignments describing the

biological relevance of laboratory activities.

Basic Science Knowledge

This class introduces students to more technical procedures

through laboratory assessments as well as theoretical

knowledge that can be utilized in future testing of claims and

assessing accuracy of other people’s assertions.

Scientific Reasoning

Textbook reading is assigned and students are required to do

many hours of independent learning. By asking questions on

readings and outside learning, to professors and peers,

students will gain more knowledge on how to find and

assimilate important information from sources.

Information Literacy

through the utilization of in class discussions

Through the utilization of in class discussions, lab reports,

online discussion board posts and responses, students will

learn how to share ideas and give constructive criticisms. Peer

and professor critiques will help students grow to become

more effective collaborators and communicators.

Communication

Effectiveness

The portfolio project ties together basic aspects of

microbiology in relation to specific integrative health areas.

This project helps students grow in understanding of

integrative health in general while seeing applications of the

specific biology coursework they are working on.

Integrative Health

Knowledge

Microbiology I General Education Outcomes:

General Education

Objective

Outcome

Lab assignments as well as online discussion board posts and

responses focus on effective written communication.

English & Writing

Composition

Various physiological systems will be analyzed. Students will

conduct interactive activities in lab and submit pre-lab and

post-lab assignments describing the structure and function of

various physiological systems.

Science & Mathematics

Online discussion board posts and responses as well as online

submission, online videos, self-check quizzes, and online tests

are accessed using the online platform for SCU, e-Racer. All

homework will be written through platforms such as Microsoft

Word.

Computer Language

Historical topics on anatomy and physiology in general are

introduced and examined through online discussions. The

time, significance for the time, and ways discoveries came

about are analyzed. Also, the reactions people of the time

had and some the cultural relevance and implications of the

discoveries.

History and Social

Science/

Social Behavior

2016 course schedule

2016 COURSE SCHEDULE

Week

Chapter

s

Date

Description

Orientation: Laboratory Guidelines

19-

Feb

Laboratory: Microscopy and Simple Staining

Lab Report 1 Assignment Due

Homework 1 Assignment Due

Lecture 1: Characteristics and definitions of microbes, bacteria,

archaea, algae, fungi, protozoa, viruses

Lecture 2: Introduction to microbial classification.

Lunch Break

Lecture 3: Bacterial structural components: bacillus, coccus,

spiral, glycocalyx, capsule, flagella, fimbriae, pili, cell wall,

membranes. Chemotaxis and phototaxis.

Lecture 4: Thermophiles, acidophiles, halophiles, biofilms.

Bacterial growth: lag phase, log phase, stationary phase, death

phase, control methods including disinfectants and antibiotics.

Exam 1 due 02-24-16

Chapters

1-4,

(Optiona

l

Review:

Ch. 2, 5)

1

20-

Feb

Laboratory: Differential Staining

Lab Report 2 Assignment Due

26-

Feb

Homework 2 Assignment Due

Lecture 1: Bacterial DNA structure. Chromosomes, plasmids,

supercoiling, genes, replication, transcription, translation, regulation of

gene expression, repression, induction.

Lecture 2: Missense mutation, nonsense mutation, frameshift

mutation.

Lunch Break

Lecture 3:Alkylating agents, intercalators, radiation, Photolyases,

BES.

Lecture 4:Vertical and horizontal gene transfer. Transduction,

transformation, conjugation. Recombinant DNA technology, GMO’s,

cloning, PCR, genomic libraries, colony hybridization, gene therapy.


Exam 2 due 03-02-16

6-9

2

27-

Feb

04-

Mar

Laboratory: Culturing, Subculturing, and differential culturing

Lab Report 3 Assignment Due

homework 3 assignment due lecture 1 three domain

Homework 3 Assignment Due

Lecture 1: Three-domain system, cell lineage, taxa,

identification methods.

Bacteria: protobacteria, actinobacteria, various other phyla.

Lecture 2: Survey of archaea, fungi, algae, protozoa.

Lunch Break

Lecture 3: Viral structure, capsid, protein coat, relative sizes.

Lecture 4: Lytic cycle, lysogenic cycle, viroids, prions,

oncogenes.

Exam 3 due 03-09-16

10-13

3

05-

Mar

11-

Mar

Laboratory: Examine Cultures From Previous week

Final Lab Exam

Homework 4 Assignment Due

Lecture 1: Pathology: etiology, pathogenesis, infection, disease,

Koch’s postulates, communicable vs. contagious disease.

Lecture 2: Epidemiology: descriptive vs. analytical, exotoxins,

endotoxins.

Lunch Break

Lecture 3: The immune system: innate immunity vs. adaptive

immunity, formed elements in blood, lymphatic system,

phagocytosis, inflammation, antigens and antibodies, vaccines,

allergy, autoimmune disease, immunodeficiency.

Exam 4 due 03-16-16

4

12-

Mar

14-18

Personal Reading Assignment

The students at BSBS program must study chapters 21-26 and take

an online exam. The deadline to take the sam is March 19th 2016

at 11:55 PM.

19-

Mar

5

21-26

Syllabus prepared by: M. Reza Mirbolooki

Date:Feb 15, 2016