Fall 2020 - BISC 303 D100

Microbiology (4)

Class Number: 1262

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2020
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BISC 102 and MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The biology of micro-organisms and their significance in the understanding of cellular processes. Students are required to come into the lab on average of two hours per week in addition to the four hour scheduled lab each week for project work.

COURSE DETAILS:

Students will be introduced to the unique biology of microorganisms as well as their importance to medicine. Lecture topics complement the lab exercises (see below) and will include: Taxonomy and Evolution, Microorganism growth and nutrition; sterilization, Microbial diversity - structure and function of bacteria, fungi and viruses, symbiosis, Immunology - vaccines, serology, Selected diseases, Antimicrobial agents and Bacterial genetics

Laboratory Component: The laboratory exercises familiarize students with basic techniques in microbiology. Labs will commence during the first week of classes. In addition to scheduled labs, for some exercises, students must attend open lab sessions to complete their experiments. Labs will take place in person, on campus.

Grading

  • Lab Assignments 50%
  • Midterm Exam 15%
  • Final Exam 35%

NOTES:

Lectures will be asynchronous. Labs will be in person.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Prescott’s Microbiology  10th Edition (2017) Connect (w/ Smartbook ebook) - ISBN 1259669939 by Willey, Sherwood and Wolverton,  McGraw Hill Higher Education

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).