May 21, 2024  
TCC Catalog 2016-17 
TCC Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MCB2004 General Microbiology

3 credit hour(s) | Fall | Spring | Summer
Prerequisite(s): documented exemption, appropriate placement scores or completion of developmental education writing; and a grade of “C” or better in BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology I .
Corequisite(s): Recommended MCB2004L .
Principles of microbiology and cell biology are covered, emphasizing microbial and viral structure, physiology, genetics, growth, pathogenesis and control. Basic physical, chemical and biochemical explanations of microbial actions at the cellular and biofilm level will be presented, including enzyme kinetics, cellular metabolism and molecular genetics. Specific and nonspecific defenses will be explored in detail, along with the dynamics of the spread of epidemics. The biology and medical implications of HIV infection will be addressed. Students will be responsible for understanding major features of approximately 60 to 80 microbial diseases. Critical thinking and problem solving will be emphasized throughout the course. Case studies, written projects and disease presentations are also emphasized. Lecture: 3 hours.