Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Dec 07, 2021  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 210 - Microbiology

Provides an overview of microorganisms, emphasizing bacteria and including the structure, metabolic activities, genetics, and mechanisms of control of microorganisms, as well as the relationships of microorganisms to humans, the environment, disease, and immunity. Laboratory sessions include basic techniques of culturing and identifying microorganisms, as well as observations of their activities. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in BIOL 150 . Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 203.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Use appropriate aseptic techniques, microscopy, and biochemical testing to identify unknown bacteria
  • Discuss mechanisms of microbial pathogenicity and host resistance to microbes
  • Describe and differentiate the major types of microbial metabolic pathways
  • Describe the bacterial mechanisms of gene exchange and their practical applications using recombinant DNA technology

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