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Get introduced to the the field of microbiology and gain fundamental understanding of how microbes work | Learn about the significant roles microbes play in health, food, and the environment | Acquire sublime knowledge about diseases, viruses, infections, and more | Master basic microbiological techniques, laboratory skills and procedures under industry professionals

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Curriculum For Microbiology Course

  • Module 1: Biology Basics

    In this module, learners will learn about basics of biology
    • DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids & Phosphodiester Bonds
    • DNA: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine & Complementary Base Pairing
    • DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity
    • Differences Between RNA and DNA & Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA & rRNA)
    • Function of Enzymes: Substrate, Active Site & Activation Energy
    • Major Elements in Biological Molecules: Proteins, Nucleic Acids, Carbohydrates & Lipids
    • Isotopes and Average Atomic Mass
    • How Radioactive Isotopes Track Biological Molecules
    • Passive Transport in Cells: Simple and Facilitated Diffusion & Osmosis
    • Active Transport in Cells: Definition & Examples
  • Module 2: Microbiology Basics

    In this module, learners will learn about basics of microbiology
    • The Germ Theory of Disease: Definition & Louis Pasteur
    • Antibiotics and Vaccines
    • Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences
    • Archaea: Definition, Characteristics & Examples
    • What is Bacteria? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
    • Cyanobacteria: Definition, Characteristics & Species
    • What are Protozoa? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
    • What is Algae? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
    • What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics
  • Module 3: Bacterial Biology

    In this module, learn about bacteria biology
    • Bacterial Cell Morphology and Classification: Definition, Shapes & Arrangements
    • Bacterial Cytoplasm & Cell Membrane: Structure & Components
    • Bacterial Cell Walls: Structure, Function & Types
    • Bacterial Structures and Their Functions
    • Bacterial Endospores: Definition & Formation
    • The Bacterial Genome: Structure & Organization
    • Bacterial Plasmids: Definition, Function & Uses
    • Bacterial Conjugation: Definition & Protocol
    • Bacterial Transformation: Definition, Process & Applications
    • Bacterial Transduction: Definition, Process & Advantages
    • Regulation of Gene Expression: Transcriptional Repression and Induction
    • How An Operon Controls Transcription in a Prokaryotic Cell
    • Aerobic Bacterial Metabolism: Definition & Process
    • Anaerobic Bacterial Metabolism: Definition & Process
    • Bacterial Fermentation Process & Products
    • Escherichia coli (E. coli) as a Model Organism or Host Cell
    • Growth Requirements of E. coli and Auxotrophs
  • Module 4: Microbiology Laboratory Techniques

    In this module, learners will gain understanding of microbiology laboratory techniques
    • Simple and Differential Stains: Definition and Examples
    • The Gram Stain: Background and Example Organisms
    • The Gram Stain: Theory and Procedure
    • Growing Bacteria in a Lab: Experiments & Conditions
    • What Is Bacterial Growth & Generation Time? - Curves, Phases & Stages
    • Serial Dilution in Microbiology: Calculation, Method & Technique
    • Differential & Selective Media in Microbiology
  • Module 5: Microorganisms and the Environment

    This module will teach learners about microorganisms and their environment
    • Nitrogen Fixation: Significance to Plants and Humans
    • The Nitrogen Cycle, Acid Rain and Fossil Fuels
    • Types of Bacteria Found in Anaerobic Environments
    • Bacteria that Live in Deepwater Vent Ecosystems
    • Thermus Aquaticus and Other Thermophiles: Definition & Examples
    • Microbial Contamination in Drinking Water: Sources & Control
  • Module 6: The Disease Process

    This module will help learners understand disease process
    • Disease Control & Prevention
    • The Differences Between Infection and Disease
    • Preventing Disease: Normal Human Flora
    • Symbiotic Interactions in Disease: Definition, Theory & Examples
    • Progress of Disease: Infection to Recovery
    • The Different Routes of Infectious Disease Transmission
    • The Spread of Disease: Endemic, Epidemic & Pandemic
    • What Are the Types of Diseases?
    • Nosocomial Infections: Definition, Causes & Prevention
    • Establishment of Disease: Entry, Dose & Virulence
  • Module 7: Protozoan Diseases

    In this module, learners will gain understanding of protozoan diseases
    • Toxoplasmosis: Definition, Causes & Symptoms
    • What is Giardia? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms
    • What is Malaria? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms
    • Malaria: Prevention and Treatment
    • Entamoeba Histolytica & Amoebic Dysentery: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
    • What is Sleeping Sickness? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms
    • Cryptosporidiosis: Causes & Symptoms
    • Trichomoniasis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
  • Module 8: Introduction to Viruses

    In this module, get introduced to the concept of viruses and its types
    • What Are Viruses? - Definition, Structure & Function
    • Shapes of a Virus: Helical, Icosahedral, Prolate, Complex & Enveloped
    • The Life Cycle of a Virus: How Viruses Live, Attack & to Replicate
    • Classification of Viruses: Viral Genome and Replication Scheme
    • Replication of DNA Viruses
    • Replication of RNA Viruses
    • How Viruses Mutate: Antigenic Drift and Antigenic Shift
    • Viruses: Bacteriophage Lytic and Lysogenic Cycles
    • Flu Viruses, HIV and Immune System Evasion
  • Module 9: DNA Viruses

    This module, will help learners to understand DNA viruses
    • The Adenoviridae Virus Family: Infections of the Head, Chest & Abdomen
    • Liver Cancer and Hepatitis B: Hepadnaviridae Structure, Transmission & Disease
    • Chickenpox, Herpes, and Mono: Diseases of the Herpesviridae Virus Family
    • Lymphoma and the Epstein Barr Virus: Diseases of the Herpesviridae Virus Family
    • Fifth Disease: Viruses of the Parvoviridae Virus Family
    • Diseases of the Papillomaviridae Virus Family: Warts and Cancer
    • Diseases of the Poxviridae Virus Family: Smallpox, Cowpox & Monkeypox
    • Other DNA Virus Families of Importance
  • Module 10: RNA Viruses

    This module, will help learners to understand RNA viruses
    • Lassa Virus and Bloody Fever: Arenaviridae Structure, Disease, and Transmission
    • Gastrointestinal Infection by the Astroviridae Virus Family
    • Californian Brain Inflammation: Bunyaviridae Structure, Transmission, and Disease
    • The Stomach Flu & Viruses of the Caliciviridae Virus Family
    • Coronaviruses: Strains, History & Statistics
    • The Ebola Virus and other Deadly Filoviridae Viruses
    • West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, and Hepatitis C: The Flaviviridae Virus Family
    • The Orthomyxoviridae Virus Family: Influenza, Flu Shots, and More
    • Measles and Mumps: Disease of the Paramyxoviridae Virus Family
    • Polio, Foot and Mouth Disease, and Hepatitis A: The Picornaviridae Virus Family
    • The Reoviridae Virus Family: Structure, Transmission, and Disease
    • HIV and AIDS: Mechanisms and Diseases of the Retroviridae Virus Family
    • Treatment Methodologies for HIV
    • Rabies and Fear of Water: Diseases of the Rhabdoviridae Virus Family
    • Rubella and German Measles: Diseases of the Togaviridae Virus Family
    • Other RNA Virus Families of Importance
  • Module 11: Fungal Infections

    This module will teach learners about fungal infections, its symptoms, cause and effect
    • Cryptococcus neoformans and gattii: Infections & Symptoms
    • What is Histoplasmosis? - Infections Caused by Histoplasma capsulatum
    • What is Aspergillosis? - Fungal Infections & Symptoms
    • Pneumocystis Pneumonia: Infections Caused by Pneumocystis jiroveci
    • Candidiasis: Yeast Infections Caused by Candida albicans
    • What is Ringworm? - Infections Caused by Trichophyton & Microsporum Fungi
  • Module 12: Foodborne Illnesses and Bacterial Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    In this module learners will learn about food illnesses and bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal tract
    • What Is a Foodborne Illness? - Definition and Common Types
    • Cavities and Tooth Decay: Bacterial Causes of Common Dental Issues
    • What Is Botulism? - Food Poisoning Caused By the Bacterium Clostridium botulinum
    • Salmonella: Symptoms of Food Poisoning Caused By Salmonella
    • What Is Campylobacter? - Infection Caused By Campylobacter Bacteria
    • E. Coli: Common Strains and Pathogenic Varieties of E. Coli Bacteria
    • Escherichia Coli Infections: E. coli O157:H7
    • E. coli O157:H7 - Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
    • Listeriosis: Bacterial Infection from Listeria Monocytogenes
    • Typhoid Fever: Symptoms, Causes, and Salmonella Typhi
    • Food Poisoning from Clostridium perfringens & Clostridium Perfringens Enterotoxin
    • What Is Cholera? - Disease Symptoms and Vibrio Cholerae
    • Cholera: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
    • What Is an Ulcer: Causes, Symptoms and Helicobacter pylori
    • Brucellosis: Infectious Disease Caused by the Brucella Bacteria
    • Dysentery and the Bacteria Shigella: Symptoms & Causes
    • Food Poisoning from Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria
  • Module 13: Sexually Transmitted Bacterial Diseases

    In this module, learn about sexually transmitted bacterial diseases
    • What Is Chlamydia Trachomatis? - Symptoms, Signs & Treatment
    • What Is Gonorrhea? - Cause, Symptoms & Cure
    • What Is Syphilis? - Causes, Symptoms & Stages
  • Module 14: Blood-borne Bacterial Diseases

    This module will teach learners about blood-borne bacterial diseases
    • Lyme Disease: Infections of Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia afzelii
    • Tularemia: Infections Caused by Francisella tularensis
    • Spotted Fevers: Symptoms of Rickettsia Infections
    • Typhus Fevers and Rickettsia
    • Q Fever: Infection Caused by Coxiella burnetii
    • Bubonic & Pneumonic Plague: Disease Caused by Yersinia pestis
    • Plague: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Toxic Shock Syndrome: Symptoms & Causes
    • Human Ehrlichiosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
    • Human Anaplasmosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
  • Module 15: Bacterial Diseases of the Respiratory Tract

    In this module, learners will gain understanding of bacterial diseases of the respiratory tract
    • What Is Diphtheria? - Cause, Symptoms & Treatments
    • Pertussis: Cause & Symptoms of Whooping Cough
    • Legionnaires' Disease: Cause, Symptoms & Treatment
    • Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency
    • Strep Throat: Cause, Symptoms & Treatments
    • Bacterial Meningitis: Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments
    • Bacterial Pneumonia: Causes, Signs & Treatments
  • Module 16: Bacterial Skin and Wound Infections

    In this module, learners will gain understanding of bacterial skin and wound infections
    • What Is a Staph Infection? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatments
    • Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Causes, Progression & Treatments
    • Anthrax: Types, Transmission & Treatment
    • What Is Leprosy? - History, Signs & Treatment
    • Tetanus: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
    • Gangrene: Signs & Treatment
    • Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: The Fluorescent Bacteria
  • Module 17: Immunology And the Body's Defenses Against Pathogens

    This module will teach learners about immunology and the body’s defenses against pathogens
    • What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens
    • The Anatomical Barriers of the Immune System
    • What Is Inflammation? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms
    • Granulocytes: Types and Functions
    • Macrophages, Killer Cells & Other Cells of the Innate Immune System
    • The Complement System: Definition and Function
    • What Is Adaptive Immunity? - Definition and Types
    • The Lymphatic System: Definition and Fundamental Components
    • What are T Cells: Creation and Function
    • What Are B Cells? - Function and Types
    • The Humoral Immune Response: Definition and Features
    • Antibodies: Their Important Structure
    • Antibodies: Their Function In the Immune System
    • The Five Classes of Antibodies
    • Type I Hypersensitivity: Allergic Reactions
    • Type II Hypersensitivity: Cytotoxic Hypersensitivity
    • Type III Hypersensitivity: Immune Complex Hypersensitivity
    • Type IV Hypersensitivity: Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity
    • Autoimmune Diseases and Hypersensitivity
    • Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups
  • Module 18: Antimicrobial Drugs

    In this module, gain understanding of antimicrobial drugs
    • Types of Antibiotics: Bactericidal vs. Bacteriostatic & Narrow Spectrum vs. Broad Spectrum
    • Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Drugs: Selective Toxicity, Classes, and Mechanisms
    • How Does Penicillin Work? - Discovery, Mechanism & Properties
    • Penicillin Resistance: How Penicillin-Resistant Bacteria Avoid Destruction
    • Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis: Bacitracin, Vancomycin & Mycobacteria-specific Drugs
    • Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: How Antibiotics Target the Bacterial Ribosome
    • Antimicrobial Peptides: Definition and Use Against Microbes
    • Inhibitors of DNA/RNA Synthesis: How Rifamycins and Quinolones Kill Bacteria
    • Inhibitors of Metabolite Synthesis: How Sulfa Drugs Work
    • Antifungal Drugs: Major Types & Functions
    • Antiviral Drugs: Treatments for Flu & Other Common Viruses
    • Antiretroviral Drugs: How HIV Medications Work
    • Antiparasitic Drugs: Types and Mechanisms
    • Antibiotic Resistance: Definition, Types & Problems
    • MRSA and Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens
    • Antibiotic Effectiveness: MICs, Time- and Concentration-Dependent Antibiotics
    • Opportunistic Infections from Antibiotic Usage: Definition & Examples
  • Module 19: Food and Industrial Microbiology

    In this module, gain understanding of food and industrial microbiology
    • Lactic Acid Fermentation: Using Fermentation to Make Food
    • Yeast Fermentation: Using Fermentation to Make Alcohol
    • Bacteria and Mold: The Microbiology of Cheesemaking
    • Microbial Factories: Using Bacteria to Make Specific Compounds
    • The Ames Test: Using Bacteria to Test for Carcinogens
    • Bioremediation: Microbes Cleaning Up the Environment
    • Microbes and the Clothing Industry
  • Module 20: Sterilization and Antiseptic Techniques

    In this module, learn all about sterilization and antiseptic techniques
    • Antiseptics, Disinfectants & Sterilization
    • Autoclaves and Moist Heat Sterilization: Use With Surgical Tools
    • Sterilization by Irradiation: Method & Types
    • What Is Gas Plasma Sterilization? - Definition and Applications
    • Sterilization by Filtration: Advantages & Disadvantages
    • What Is Pasteurization? - Definition & Common Uses
    • Understanding How Sterilization Is Quantified
    • Using Alcohol as a Disinfectant and Antiseptic
    • What Are Phenol Disinfectants? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages
    • Chlorine and Quaternary Ammonium Compounds: Advantages and Disadvantages
    • What Are Peroxide Antiseptics? - Definition, Types & Uses
    • What Is Ethylene Oxide? - Uses, Safety & Technology
    • Chlorhexidine, Iodine & Silver: Uses and Modes of Action

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