Eastwick College | Evaluated Learning Experience
72 hours (12 Weeks).
August 2019 - Present.
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 PowerPoint presentations, exams of theoretical knowledge and exams on laboratory practical activities; textbook assignments; and diagram identification.
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