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Medical Bacteriology & Mycology (BIOM 402) Spring Semester, 2012 Instructor: Dr.

Mike Minnick Meeting: MWF 9:10 - 10:00 AM in HS 207 Office hours: Open-door policy- drop in whenever you like Office location: HS 509B Phone: 243-5972 (office) / 243-6327 (lab) E-mail: mike.minnick@mso.umt.edu Text: Medical Microbiology (Murray et al., 6th edition; 2009). Performance- There will be three, 100-point exams during the semester and a 150-point final (100 points comprehensive and 50 points from the last five lectures). Make-up exams are available for excused and documented absences. Performance will be evaluated by a classical grading system of: A (90-100%); B (80-89%); C (70-79%); D (60-69%); F (<60%). Preparation- Reading assigned materials in advance and attending class are highly recommended, as lecture notes are the only source of test questions. MICB 300 is a prerequisite for this course. If you have not taken general microbiology or an equivalent course, please see me before proceeding further. Immunology is highly recommended. Accommodations for students with disabilities are gladly made, but to qualify you must be registered with Disability Services for Students (DSS). Arrangements for accommodations on exams must be made in advance by the student, through DSS. Academic misconduct will be reported and handled as described in The University of Montana Student Conduct Code. All students must practice academic honesty. Academic misconduct is subject to an academic penalty by the course instructor and/or a disciplinary sanction by the University. All students need to be familiar with the Student Conduct Code. The Code is available for review online at: http://life.umt.edu/vpsa/student_conduct.php. Cheating on exams will also result in an automatic “F” for that examination without exception. A second episode of cheating will result in an F for the course, without exception. Dropping course or changing grading status will strictly follow University policies and procedures, which are described in the catalog. Students should note that they cannot change to an audit after the 15th day of instruction. In addition, dropping the course or changing the grading status (to CR/NCR) are not automatically approved after the 30th day of the semester; these may be requested by petition, but the petition must be accompanied by documentation of extenuating circumstances. Requests to drop the course or change the grading status to benefit a student's grade point average will not be approved. Cell phones must be turned off during class. Disruption of class by a cell phone could result in the loss of points. Date January Topic Murray chapter(s)

18 20 23 25 27 30 May 2 4 8 Introduction Introduction. 8 10.5:00 pm (All students) Colloquy #2. 18 9-12 9-12 20.May 4 . 39 25. 12 14. 23 22. 29 March 2. 13 15. 6 9.Listeria. Campylobacter Haemophilus (COLLOQUY #1 due at 5 pm) Holiday.President’s Day ☺ EXAM 1 (100 points) Pneumococcus G+ sporeformers. Yersinia EXAM 2 (100 points) Pseudomonads Vibrio Helicobacter. 4.23 25.Spring Break Mycobacterium Bordetella Neisseria Chlamydia EXAM 3 (100 pts) Mycoplasma Spirochetes Pathogenic fungi Pathogenic fungi Pathogenic fungi (COLLOQUY #2 due at 5 pm) FINAL (150 pts) (10:10 AM to 12:10 PM) 1 7.To fulfill the 1/3 “W” (writing) credit for BIOM 402 and introduce students to current research in medical bacteriology and mycology. Salmonella Enterics. 27 30 February 1 3. virulence and pathogenesis Immune response against pathogens Immune response against pathogens Antimicrobials and resistance Staphylococcus Streptococcus.Clostridium.Escherichia. Enterococcus Holiday. 7 9. 71-77 68. 23 24.March 30 . 16 19 21. 70 21 22. 5. 17 20 22 24 27. Bacillus G+ non-sporeformers. 71-77 COLLOQUY Purpose. 26 30 30 33 31 32 34 28 35 29 46 43 42 68. Due datesColloquy #1.5:00 pm (Grads and undergrad re-writes) . 11 13 16. 23 26 28 30 April 2. 71-77 68. 6.Shigella. Corynebacterium Enterics.

virulence plasmid.g. Directions.nlm. Plagiarism will result in an automatic F for the assignment. title of article. based upon writing clarity.nih. For undergrads. Caution. antibiotic resistance.ALL students complete Colloquy #1.Research articles are found in a variety of journals including Molecular Microbiology. etc. double-spaced and typed with a synopsis as below: • Brief introduction of the topic and goals of the research. . How might the paper be improved? Discuss the significance of the paper to medical bacteriology / mycology • • 3) Attach a copy of the research article to the colloquy. you may do a second colloquy on another article and turn it in by the Colloquy #2 due date. However. NOTE: Colloquy #1 must be done to be eligible for the colloquy #2 re-write. IF you have problems downloading an article.don’t write a colloquy on a review article or a topic of interest. overall flow of logic and how well the article is summarized. Don’t steal the authors’ words. please explain.ncbi. but don’t go into details on the protocols. Minnick for assistance. Journal of Bacteriology.Choose a 2012 research article in medical bacteriology or mycology. conforming to format. if you are not happy with your grade. Graduate students will prepare both colloquies on two separate articles and each graduate colloquy is worth 50 points..Assignments. A 10% reduction in points per day will be penalized for tardy colloquies. MRSA. Scan for articles in journals or search the PubMed database at http://www. etc.100 pts are possible. Articles. Explaining why the authors did their experiments to study virulence is more important than how the experiment was actually done. syntax.). Articles in journals subscribed to by the library can be downloaded for free on campus computers. The better grade of the two assignments will be used to calculate your final grade. read it in depth and write a synopsis.gov/pubmed/ for subjects that interest you (e. Do the results support the author(s)’ conclusions? If you do not agree with the authors. The synopsis is a condensed summary of the article in your own words. grammar. The assignment will be corrected and returned. tuberculosis. author(s) and full citation 2) 4 additional full pages. see Dr. Format1) Title page with your contact information.IF you are satisfied with the grade you can ignore the second colloquy. Grading. Infection and Immunity. Follow this section with a discussion of the experimental approach and justification. candidiasis. etc.