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Microbiology (MICR)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (e.g. [M2<>QB]).

2021 [2210]. General Microbiology. 4. Introduces nature and diversity of microorganisms and their implications for all of biology. Covers comparative properties of eukaryotic and prokaryotic microbes, as well as their roles as disease agents, ecological agents and model systems for understanding of fundamental biological processes at the molecular level.  Cross listed with MOLB 2021. Prerequisites: LIFE 1010, CHEM 1000 or equivalent.

2220. Pathogenic Microbiology. 4. Covers major communicable diseases of man caused by bacteria, mycoplasma. Discusses disease, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and transmission.  Cross listed with PATB 2220. Prerequisite: MICR/MOLB 2210.

2240. Medical Microbiology. 5. Designed primarily for nursing and pre-pharmacy majors, introduces students to microbiology, including the diversity of procaryotic and eucaryotic microbes, their structural and physiological properties, and their applied medical significance; also covers the basic principles of the immune system and emphasizes the communicable diseases of man caused by microbial pathogens. Cross listed with MOLB 2240. Prerequisite: LIFE 1010.

4001. Epidemiology (Diseases in Population). 3. Basic epidemiologic concepts and approaches to population problems in medicine, with examples from veterinary and human health. Covers a wide spectrum of topics and introduces practical applications of epidemiology. Dual listed with MICR 5001; cross listed with PATB 4001. Prerequisite: STAT 2050.

4090. Food Microbiology. 3. Discusses micro-organisms and theory of their growth and survival in relation to spoilage and preservation of foods and health hazards in foods. Cross listed with FDSC 4090.  Prerequisite:  MOLB 2210.

4100. Food Microbiology Lab. 1. Lab techniques used in food microbiology. Cross listed with FDSC 4100. Prerequisite: FDSC 4090 or 5090, taken concurrently.

4130. Mammalian Pathobiology. 3. Anatomical basis of disease in mammals. Emphasis on concepts of pathogenesis of disease, and the gross, microscopic and clinicopatholigical changes associated with lesions: cell injury and death; cellular degeneration; disturbances of growth and circulation; neoplasia; inflammation; and recognition of gross and microscopic tissue changes. Background in immunology will be beneficial. Dual listed with MICR 5130; cross listed with PATB 4130. Prerequisite: C or better in LIFE 2022.

4140. Soil Microbiology. 4. Fundamental principles of soil microbiology and how they relate to microbial ecology, environmental contamination, agriculture and forestry. Dual listed with MICR 5140; cross listed with SOIL 4140. Prerequisite: SOIL 2010.

4200. Diagnostic Bacteriology. 1. Practical training with emphasis on diagnostic procedures used in a clinical microbiology laboratory. Students identify bacterial pathogens of animals and humans. Taught in a clinical setting utilizing selected clinical material. Techniques employed in the processing and identification of clinically significant bacteria are used and discussed. Safe laboratory practices for working with biohazards are presented. Cross listed with PATB 4200.  Prerequisites: junior standing and a MICR course which included a laboratory.

4220. Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis. 3. Intended for students majoring in microbiology or a related field. The class will consist of lectures and small group decisions. Student responsibilities will include note-taking and preparation for discussion by completion of reading assignments consisting of classic and/or recent journal articles addressing the weekly topic. Cross listed with PATB 4220; dual listed with MICR 5220. Prerequisites: PATB/MICR 2220 and statistics (or epidemiology).

4250. Bacterial Genetics Laboratory. 1. Introduces genetic manipulations of bacteria using molecular genetic techniques. Cross listed with MOLB 4250. Prerequisites: MOLB 2021, MOLB 3000, and LIFE 3050.

4360. Medical Entomology and Parasitology. 4. Emphasis on medically important arthropods, protozoa, and worms; clinical effects of infection epidemiology avoidance/control and identification/diagnosis. PATB/ENTO 4360. Prerequisite: 8 hours of biological science.

4440. Microbial Genetics. 3. Discusses microbial genetic approaches to study cell function and provides a molecular foundation for understanding how genes work to elicit phenotypes. Dual listed with MICR 5440; Cross-listed with MOLB 4440. Prerequisites: MOLB 2021 and 3000 and LIFE 3050. (Normally offered spring semester).

4460. Microbial Physiology. 3. Studies life processes of microbes as mediated by their structures acting in consort, in response to changing environments. Cross listed with MOLB 4460. Prerequisites: MOLB 2021 or MOLB 2240 or MICR 2021 or MICR 2240, and MOLB 3610 or MOLB 4610. (Normally offered fall semester).

4500. Veterinary Entomology and Parasitology. 3. Biology, importance and control of arthropod, helminth and protozoan parasites of food and companion animals. Diagnosis and identification of live and preserved specimens. Cross listed with ENTO 4500. Cross listed with PATB/ENTO 4500. Prerequisite: 8 hours of biological science.

4510. Introductory Virology. 3. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic viruses as infectious agents and models for modern molecular biology. Examines concepts and principles of pathogenesis, host response and the regulation of virus-host interactions. Genome organization, structure and replication are examined within the context of the co-evolution of virus and host. Cross listed with MOLB 4510. Prerequisites: MOLB 3610 or MOLB 4600 plus MOLB 4610.

4540. Microbial Diversity and Ecology. 4. Introduces the diversity and ecology of soil microbes through an integrated lecture and laboratory course. Emphasis on molecular approaches to analyzing microbial diversity and evolution, and student-directed experimental design. Provides a continuum of realistic research experiences in molecular microbial ecology, from field work to evolutionary analysis of DNA sequence data. Cross listed with MOLB 4540, ECOL 4540. Prerequisite: MOLB 2021.

4710. Medical Virology. 3. Human and animal viruses as biological entities. Methods of study, classification, replication strategies, diagnostic approaches, epidemiology and significance as disease agents. Cross listed with PATB 4710. Prerequisite: MOLB 2220 or MOLB 2240.

5001. Epidemiology (Diseases in Population). 3. Basic epidemiologic concepts and approaches to population problems in medicine, with examples from veterinary and human health. Covers a wide spectrum of topics and introduces practical applications of epidemiology. Dual listed with MICR 4001; cross listed with PATB 5001. Prerequisite: STAT 2050.

5130. Mammalian Pathobiology. 3. Anatomical basis of disease in mammals. Emphasis on concepts of pathogenesis of disease, and the gross, microscopic and clinicopathological changes associated with lesions: cell injury and death; cellular degeneration; disturbances of growth and circulation; neoplasia; inflammation; and recognition of gross and microscopic tissue changes. Background in immunology will be beneficial. Dual listed with MICR 4130; cross listed with PATB 5130. Prerequisite: C or better in LIFE 2022.

5140. Soil Microbiology. 4. Fundamental principles of soil microbiology and how they relate to microbial ecology, environmental contamination, agriculture and forestry. Dual listed with MICR 4140; cross listed with SOIL 5140. Prerequisite: SOIL 2010.

5220. Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis. 3. Intended for students majoring in microbiology or a related field.  Consists of lectures and small group decisions. Student responsibilities include note-taking and preparation for discussion by completion of reading assignments consisting of classic and/or recent journal articles addressing the weekly topic. Dual listed with MICR 4220; cross listed with PATB 4220/5220. Prerequisites: PATB/MICR 2220 and statistics (or epidemiology).

 

5440. Microbial Genetics. 3. Discusses microbial genetic approaches to study cell function and provides a molecular foundation for understanding how genes work to elicit phenotypes. Dual listed with MICR 4440; Cross-listed with MOLB 5440. Prerequisites: MOLB 2021 and 3000 and LIFE 3050. (Normally offered spring semester).

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