OBJECTIVES: BIOL 2275 LECTURE
After you have completed this course:
1. You should be more aware of and able to recognize the important ecological, medical, social, and economic roles of microorganisms in the biological world.
2. You should be able to recognize and relate the basic similarities and differences of microbes and eukaryotic life forms from structural and functional standpoints.
3. You should have gained an awareness of and an understanding of the problems and techniques involved in the cultivation, maintenance,and identification of microorganisms.
4. You should have obtained a deeper understanding of the means used by microorganisms to cause disease and of the defensive measures provided by the human body.
5. You should be able to recognize the various types of disease agents and means by which disease organisms are transmitted.
6. You should have gained a familiarity with specific diseases induced by microorganisms.
7. You should be able to critically evaluate the various methods used to control microorganisms, being acutely aware of the role you (humans in general) have in
transmitting microbes and creating resistance in many as the result of misuse, overuse and abuse of chemical controls in particular.
8. You should have become more aware of recent advances in all areas of microbiology and related molecular biology through various print and electronic media sources.