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Maria E Ramos-Nino May20-June 14 2013 1 of 3
University of VermontDepartment of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences(802) 656-3811, www.uvm.edu/mlrs
MLRS 54, PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGYCOURSE SYLLABUS SUMMER 2013
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Lectures dealing with the structure, physiology, and control of microorganisms, in particular those of medicalimportance. Credits: 3.
LECTURE SCHEDULED DAYS & TIMES
Section Z1: MWF, 9:00am -12:45pm, LAFAYE L308
COURSE INSTRUCTOR
Maria E. Ramos-Nino, PhDContact via email: Maria.Ramos@uvm.edu
RECOMMENDED TEXT
Foundations in Microbiology, Talaro (any edition)
Blackboard
 This course utilizes Blackboard. All lectures and course material are available online.
COURSE OBJECTIVES & GOALS
The general aim of this course is to provide the student with a strong foundation in the structure and function ofprocaryotes, eucaryotes, and viruses. The course will also cover mechanisms important for bacterial growth andreplication.Upon completion the student should be able to:
1.
Compare and contrast the basic structure and biochemistry of procaryotes, eucaryoticmicroorganisms, and viruses.
2.
Outline and compare the metabolic pathways of the various classes of microorganisms.
3.
Describe the genetic organization of procaryotes, eucaryotic microorganisms, and viruses and theirreplicative cycles.
4.
Describe the growth requirements of microorganisms.
5.
Identify and describe the most common human pathogens and the diseases which they cause.
 
Maria E Ramos-Nino May20-June 14 2013 2 of 3
GRADING
The course grade will be determined as follows:Quizzes: 20%Exams + Extra Credits: 80%
GRADING SCALE
 The following numerical scale will be used to assign letter grades.90-92 A- 93-96 A 97-100 A+80-82 B- 83-86 B 87-89 B+70-72 C- 73-76 C 77-79 C+60-62 D- 63-66 D 67-69 D+<60 F
EXAMS
 There will be 4 exams, extra credits and 7 quizzes. Makeup exams will not be given for unexcusedabsences.
ACADEMIC HONESTY
Honesty is taken very seriously in this course. Any form of dishonesty will not be tolerated and willresult in grading penalties up to and including failure of the course. See
The Cat’s Tale 
for moreinformation.
COURSE EVALUATION
A mandatory, anonymous, on-line course evaluation must be completed by each student at the end ofthe course before grades are submitted.
REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES
In keeping with University policy, any student with a disability who needs academic/classroomaccommodations should contact ACCESS. ACCESS coordinates reasonable accommodations forstudents with documented disabilities. They are located at A170 Living/Learning Center, and can bereached by phone 802-656-7753, or by e-mail access@uvm.edu. Visit their websitehttp://www.uvm.edu/access
.
 
RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. You must submit in writing to theinstructor by the end of the second full week of classes your documented religious holiday schedule forthe semester. Students who miss class work for the purpose of religious observance will be allowed tomake up the work in keeping with University policy.

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