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Eastwick College | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Microbiology (BIO 103)

Course Category: 

72 hours (12 Weeks). 

Eastwick College-10 South Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446; 250 Moore Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

August 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: Explain the general overview of microbiology; define microbiology and microorganisms; recognize historical scientist and their contributions; identify culture media and bacterial growth in a laboratory setting; describe the structure of prokaryotic cells: the bacteria and archaea; discuss the evolutionary history of eukaryotic cells; compare and contrast the main difference between prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells, describe the unique characteristics of viruses and the importance of how viruses impact human health; distinguish the difference between organisms as they relate to human disease and treatments; use scientific and qualitative reasoning to confirm and/or argue laboratory exercise results; explain basic microscopic and proper lab procedures; critically analyze laboratory experiments and correlate the results with the lecture component of the course; such as the shapes of bacteria, gram stain, results, and the spread of disease through the epidemic simulation exercise.


Major topics include: use of the microscope; lab sessions inclusive of gram staining; ELISA lab; instructional mode is inclusive of lecture, lab, distribution of handouts and PowerPoints, exams of theoretical knowledge and exams on laboratory practicals; textbook assignments; diagram identification.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Microbiology (5/22). NOTE: NOTE: This course was previously evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE). To view credit recommendations previously established by ACE, visit the ACE National Guide