BI-311 : Microbiology

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BI-311 Microbiology

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours 3 laboratory hours

Credits: 4

Pre-requisites (if any): 1 year of Anatomy and Physiology (BI-301,302) or 1 year of General Biology courses.

Course Description in college catalog:

Study of bacteria, molds, yeasts, and viruses, with emphasis on micro-organisms associated with infectious diseases. Laboratory work includes basic microbiological techniques, and procedures for sterilization and disinfection. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/Hunter Dual/Joint Degree Program in Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/School of Professional Studies Dual/Joint Degree Program in Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/York College Dual/Joint Degree in Nursing

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. The students will have an understanding of the general principles of Microbiology with practical emphasis on pathogenic microorganisms.

2. The students will develop the skills necessary to perform various microbiological laboratory procedures.

3. The students will understand the importance of aseptic techniques and be able to perform methods of sterilization and disinfection.

4. The course will create an incentive for further investigations in the field and allow students to acquire sufficient background to understand the technical terminology in current publications.

5. The students will be able to correlate the principles of Microbiology with their own interests and their future as a health practitioner.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Student Learning in the lecture class will be assessed by 5 exams and will be assessed by Quizzes and two practical exams in laboratory class.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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