Fall 2022 - BISC 303 D100

Microbiology (4)

Class Number: 1577

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 3005, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 9, 2022
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    WMC 3260, 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. 

Grading

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

NOTES:

 
 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

(Ebook) PRESCOTTS MICROBIOLOGY

By WILLEY, SANDMAN & WOOD

Print ISBN-13: 9781265123031

Publisher: Mhr

Edition: 12th


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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