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Microbiology

Fall 1999


Instructor: Dr. Nancy Tress

Telephone: 777-6206 (office) ntress@stargate.net (e-mail)

643-1532 (home) angelfire.com/nt/classinfo (web page)

Class time: Lecture Lab Recitation

W,F 10:15-11:45 F 1:00-3:00 F 3:00-4:00

Textbook: Microbiology in Patient Care. Josephine A. Morello

Lab Text: Laboratory Manual & Workbook in Microbiology.

Hyperclinic CD-Rom

Goals & Objectives:

This course is designed primarily as a support course for the nursing major. This course will focus on the principles and applications of microbiology in the process of disease. The course will also cover microbiology and it’s application to a career in nursing. The topics covered in this course will include identification of microorganisms, an introduction to their metabolism and a systemic approach to diseases caused by microorganisms. Attention is given to clinical correlation and application to health care practices. The specific goals of this course are as follows:

Attendance:

Attendance in class and lab is mandatory. All absences require a written excuse. If a student misses 2 classes, a written warning will be issued. If a student continues to miss class after receiving a written warning, they will be penalized 5% from their final grade.

Exams:

Four exams will be given during the semester. Each exam will consist of essay questions, short answer questions, problem solving questions and multiple choice questions.

Exams must be taken on the scheduled day. Makeups will be given, however a 10% penalty will be assessed for unexcused absences. All absences require a written excuse. Chronic offenders (those who miss more than one exam or quiz) will not be permitted further make-ups.

**No makeup for the lab practical or final exam**

Homework Assignments:

Several assignments will be given over the course of the semester.

Please follow these guidelines when turning in homework assignments:

1) Write name on each page

2) Justify answers with references from the textbook.

3) Please write legible. If you have handwriting that is difficult to read you may be asked to use a word processor for homework assignments.

**Late assignments will not be accepted**

Grading Criteria: Final Grade:

Exam I 100 points 630-700 A Exam II 100 points 560-629 B

Exam III 100 points 490-559 C

Final Exam 100 points 420-489 D

Quizzes 100 points 0-419 F

Lab 200 points

Total 700 points

Laboratory:

Lab attendance is Mandatory. Failure to consistently attend lab will result in a failing grade. **Make-ups will NOT be given.**

Recitation:

A recitation will be held each Friday from 3:00-4:00 and are a mandatory requirement for the microbiology course. The recitation session will be used to answer question and work on problems and case studies pertaining to material covered in class that week. Recitations will NOT be mandatory for any student with an 85% or better in the course.

Tentative Class Schedule:

9-8-99 Chapter 1 9-10-99 Chapter 2

      1. Chapter 3 9-17-99 Chapter 3
      1. Chapter 5 9-24-99 Chapter 6
      1. Chapter 6 10-1-99 Chapter 7

10-6-99 Exam 1 (1-7) 10-8-99 Chapter 8

10-13-99 Chapter 9 10-15-99 Chapter 10

10-20-99 Chapter 11 10-22-99 Chapter 12

10-27-99 Exam 2 (8-12) 10-29-99 Chapter 13

11-3-99 Chapter 14 11-5-99 Chapter 14

11-10-99 Chapter 15 11-12-99 Chapter 16

11-17-99 Chapter17 11-19-99 Chapter 18

11-24-99 Exam 3 (13-18) 11-26-99 No Class – Thanksgiving

12-1-99 Chapter 19 12-3-99 Chapter 20

12-8-99 Chapter 22 12-10-99 Chapter 23

12-13-99 Final Exam (19-23)

 

 

Tentative Lab Schedule:

9-10-99 Lab 1 Exercise 1 – The Microscope

9-17-99 Lab 2 Chapter 4 – Textbook

Exercise 2 – Handling and Examining Cultures

9-24-99 Lab 3 Exercise 4 – Simple Stains

10-1-99 Lab 4 Exercise 5 – Gram Stains

10-8-99 Lab 5 Spore Wars Kit

10-15-99 Lab 6 Exercise 11 – Culturing Organisms from the Environment

10-22-99 Lab 7 Exercise 14 – Disinfectants

Hand Soap Kit

10-29-99 Lab 8 Exercise 15.1 – Antibiotic Disc Diffusion

11-5-99 Lab 9 Exercise 17.1 – Metabolic Activities of Bacteria

Cavity Kit

11-12-99 Lab 10 Exercise 19.5 – Throat Swabs

Mouthwash Kit

11-19-99 Lab 11 Exercise 26.1 – Urine Culture Techniques

Urine Kit

      1. No Lab Thanksgiving Break

12-3-99 Lab 12 Chapter 23 – Textbook

Epidemic Kit

12-10-99 Unknowns Due