Explain factors that influence bacterial growth

SYLLABUS
SCI/250 Microbiology
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Course Description
This course explores the basic principles of microbiology. Case scenarios and classroom discussions will allow the student to apply the framework and concepts of microbiology within the work place.
Course Dates
Jun 10, 2014 – Jul 28, 2014
Faculty Information

Name : DARLENE MILLER (PRIMARY)
Email Address : kemba2@email.phoenix.edu
Phone Number : See Policies

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•Academic Policies
•Instructor Policies
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Program Information
•Student Program Handbooks and Forms
•AACN Essentials
•QSEN Competencies
Get Ready for Class
• Familiarize yourself with the textbooks used in this course.
Instructions
Black, J. G. (2008). Microbiology: Principles and explorations (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Course Materials

All electronic materials are available on your student website.

Week1 Jun, 10 – Jun, 16
The History and Future of Microbiology The Study of Bacteria Introducing Staining and Culture Introducing Taxonomy
Tasks
•Download the new and improved Phoenix Mobile app.
•All assignments must be submitted to WritePoint and Plagiarism Checker. Students are expected to integrate all appropriate feedback into the final assignment before posting.
Objectives/Competencies
1.1Define the scope of microbiology.
1.2Explain factors that influence bacterial growth.
1.3Identify the techniques and principles of staining.
1.4Classify bacteria according to taxonomic criteria.
Required Learning Activities
• Week One Read Me First
Instructions
Read the Week One Read Me First.
Support Material
Week One Read Me First
•Microbiology, Ch. 1
•Microbiology, Ch. 3
•Microbiology, Ch. 6
•Microbiology, Ch. 9
•Week 1 Learning Team Activity Team Charter
Instructions
Hi Teams,
Please select and post your choice for your Epidemiology Presentation in your week 1 Team forum.
Thanks
See the student website for additional recommended learning activities that may help you learn this week’s concepts.
Assignments

Title Type Due Points
       
Week One Participation Individual Jun 16, 2014 11:59 PM 2
Instructions:
     
Participate in class discussion.      
       
Cell Division Template Individual Jun 16, 2014 11:59 PM 5
Instructions:
     
Resource: Appendix A      
Examine cell division in bacteria to determine how it relates to growth.      
Complete Appendix A located on the student website to explain the      
following in your own words:      
• The phases of growth in a bacterial culture      
• Methods used to measure bacterial growth      
• Physical and nutritional factors affecting bacterial growth      
• The processes of sporulation      
• The function of bacterial endospores      
SupportingMaterial:Appendix A – Cell Division Template      
       
Staining Lab and Quiz Individual Jun 16, 2014 11:59 PM 5
Instructions:
     
Review Ch. 3 of Microbiology.      
Review “Staining Bacteria: The Gram Stain” simulation      
(http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/black/0471420840/animati      
ons/ch03/ch3Staining_Bacteria/index.html).      
This simulation is also found on the student website.      
Complete the open book quiz. The quiz will be provided by your      
instructor.      
SupportingMaterial:Staining Bacteria: The Gram Stain      
SimulationMicrobiology, Ch. 3      
       
Identifying Bacteria Individual Jun 16, 2014 11:59 PM 5
Instructions:
     
Review Figure 6.25 and Table 9.5 of Microbiology.      
Access the “Identifying Bacteria” multimedia scenario      
(http://www.microbelibrary.org/microbelibrary/files/ccImages/Articleimag      
es/shoeb/api20.html) to gain an understanding of the processes      
involved with identifying and classifying bacteria.      
Complete Appendix B located on the student website to classify      
bacteria and identify a strain of bacteria responsible for a simulated      
food poisoning outbreak.      
SupportingMaterial:Appendix B – Identifying BacteriaMicrobiology, Ch.      
6Microbiology, Ch. 9      
       
Team Charter Individual Jun 16, 2014 11:59 PM 1
Instructions:Team Leader should post Team Charter to Assignment
     
Thread      
       

Week2 Jun, 17 – Jun, 23
Microorganisms and Parasitology Microbes and Disease Processes Epidemiology
and Nosocomial Infections
Objectives/Competencies
2.1Discuss characteristics of parasites, fungi, helmiths, and arthropods.
2.2Explain host–microbe relationships.
2.3Analyze different diseases and their relationship to human life.
2.4Describe the disease process and its impact on humans.
2.5Describe the scope of epidemiology.
2.6Define the epidemiology of nosocomial infections.
Required Learning Activities
• Week Two Read Me First
Instructions
Read the Week Two Read Me First.
Support Material
Week Two Read Me First
•Microbiology, Ch. 11
•Microbiology, Ch. 14
•Microbiology, Ch. 15
See the student website for additional recommended learning activities that may help you learn this week’s concepts.
Assignments

Title Type Due Points
       
Week Two Participation Individual Jun 23, 2014 11:59 PM 3
Instructions:
     
Participate in class discussion.      
       
Parasitology Matrix Individual Jun 23, 2014 11:59 PM 5
Instructions:
     
Resource: Appendix C      
Complete Appendix C located on the student website to differentiate      
among parasites, fungi, helminths, and arthropods.      
SupportingMaterial:Appendix C – Parasitology Matrix      
       
Epidemiology Presentation Learning Jun 23, 2014 11:59 PM 10  
Instructions: team      
Define epidemiology, in your assigned Learning Team, explaining its        
purpose and methods of study.        
Select an emergent disease to research.        
Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that        
includes the following details within speaker’s notes:        
• An explanation of the purpose and methods of study for        
epidemiology        
• A thorough description of the selected infectious agent        
• Incubation period        
• Signs and symptoms        
• Related diagnostic tests        
• Precautions that should be taken against the        
• A summary slide        
         
     
Week3   Jun, 24 – Jun, 30

Viruses and Their Relationship to the Human Body Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Objectives/Competencies
3.1Identify characteristics of viruses.
3.2Describe the classification of viruses.
3.3Discuss viral replication in microbiology.
3.4Describe virus-like agents.
3.5Identify the relationship between viruses and cancer.
3.6Define antimicrobial chemotherapies and their impact on humans.
3.7Describe general properties of antimicrobial agents in relation to the human body.
Required Learning Activities
• Week Three Read Me First
Instructions
Read the Week Three Read Me First.
Support Material
Week Three Read Me First
•Microbiology, Ch. 10
•Microbiology, Ch. 13
•Microbial Resistance Debate
See the student website for additional recommended learning activities that may help you learn this week’s concepts.
Assignments

Title Type Due Points
       
Week Three Participation Individual Jun 30, 2014 11:59 PM 2
Instructions:
     
Participate in class discussion.      
       
Virus Matrix Individual Jun 30, 2014 11:59 PM 5  
Instructions:  
       
Resource: Appendix D        
Watch the “Viruses” animation        
(http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/black/0471420840/animati        
ons/ch10/ch10_Viruses/index.html). This animation is also located on        
the student website.        
Describe the characteristics of viruses by filling out the matrix in        
Appendix D located on the student website.        
  Learning      
Team Summary-Microbial Resistance Debate Jun 30, 2014 11:59 PM 1  
Instructions:Submit Team summary on the discussion of microbial team      
resistance.  
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