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Schedule for BIOL 313 – Fall Semester 2017

Unit 1: Microbiology Basics


Date Lecture topic Textbook Laboratory Mastering
reading Assignment
Week 1: Introduction to Micro Chapters 1-2 Safety Protocols Chapter 1
August 22 – T Prokaryotic cell Lab Project 1 - Chapter 2
August 24 – TH structure/function Winogradsky Columan
setup
Week 2: Microbial metabolism Chapter 3 Lab Project 2 Chapter 3
August 29 – T Chapter 4 Review
August 31 – TH
Week 3: Growth and control of Chapter 5 Lab Project 2 Chapter 5
September 5 – T growth
September 7 – TH
Week 4: EXAM 1 - Ch. 1-5 Lab Project 2 Chapter 15
September 12 – T Diversity of bacteria Chapter 15
September 14 – TH

Unit 2: Bacteriology
Date Lecture topic Textbook Laboratory Mastering
reading Assignment
Week 5: Immune system defenses Chapters 24- Determination of metabolic Chapter 24
September 19 – T 25 pathways Chapter 25
September 21 – TH Lab Project 2 write-up is due
on Tuesday
Week 6: Gram positive organisms Chapters 29- Control of bacterial growth – GPC; GPR
September 26 – T 31 physical and chemical
September 28 – TH
Week 7: Gram negative bacteria Chapters 29- Growth and identification of GNC; GNR
October 3 – T 31 gram positive organisms
October 5 – TH
Week 8: Special groups of bacteria Chapters 29- Identification methods for Misc bacteria
October 10 – T 31 gram negative Bacteria
October 12 – TH
Week 9: EXAM 2 - Ch. 15, 24-25, 29- Acid fast staining None
October 17 – T 31 Specialty stains
NO CLASS/LAB on TH
Unit 3: Virology
Date Lecture topic Textbook Laboratory Mastering
reading Assignment
Week 10: Viral classification, structure, Chapter 8 Evaluation of throat culture Chapter 8
October 24 – T replication, pathogenesis
October 26 – TH
Week 11: Viral disease; diagnosis Chapter 9 Evaluation of urine culture Chapter 9
October 31 – T Antiviral agents; Prions Chapter 29,30 Begin evaluation of
November 2 – TH Winogradsky columns
Week 12: DNA and RNA viral groups Chapter 9 Evaluation of fecal culture Viral diseases
November 7 – T EXAM 3 - Ch. 8-9, 29-30
November 9 – TH

Unit 4: Mycology and Parasitology


Date Lecture topic Textbook Laboratory Mastering
reading Assignment
Week : 13 Fungus classification, Chapter 17 Evaluation of blood culture Fungus
November 14 – T structure, replication, identification
November 16 – TH Pathogenesis and
classification
Week : 14 Fungal diseases Chapter 17 Fungal identification Fungal
November 21 – T Antifungal agents diseases
November 23 - NO
CLASS
THANKSGIVING
Week : 15 Parasitic classification, Chapter 17 Parasite identification Parasite
November 28 – T structure, replication , Winogradsky column project identification
November 30 – TH disease write-up is due on Tuesday and
classification
Week : 16 Parasitic protozoa and Chapter 17 Using immunology as a Parasitic
December 5 – T animals diagnostic tool diseases and
December 7 – TH Anti-protozoan agents vectors
Week : 17 FINAL EXAM on Thursday LABORATORY FINAL EXAM Lab final
December 12 – T on Tuesday review
December 14 - TH