Biology 234 Course Outcomes

Biology 234 - Microbiology

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to be able to:

  • Know what types of microorganism common pathogens are, so you know how to treat them. These pathogens include viruses, Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, fungi and protozoa, and all require different treatments.
  • Know the names of common human pathogens.
  • Understand our defenses against infections, including how vaccinations work to immunize an individual against an infection.
  • Understand the difference between narrow-spectrum and broad-spectrum antibiotics, and how they work on bacterial infections.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of infectious diseases common in the USA.
  • Use microscopes properly, be able to grow and handle bacteria using sterile technique, and be familiar with some of the techniques used to identify medically important bacteria.
  • Practice active listening and be able to follow verbal and written instructions.