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Our experts have created our Biology 107L: Clinical Microbiology course with ease of understanding in mind. Here you'll find video lessons, self-assessment quizzes, multiple-choice chapter tests and a comprehensive course exam that ensure you fully understand these topics before moving on. Just a few of the subjects covered here include eukaryotic microorganisms, virus replication, immune system hypersensitivity and illnesses of the GI tract caused by bacteria. You can create a study system that works for you and your goals by reviewing as many or as few of the lessons and chapters as needed on your mobile device or computer. If you find that you need some help, any questions that come up along the way can be directed to one of our experts through the Dashboard.
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|Biology 107L Labs||Includes hands-on labs on a variety of biology topics covered in this course including controlling microbial growth, microscopy, identification of unknown bacteria, genetic transfer in bacteria and biosafety|
|Introduction to Microbiology||Outlines bacteria, the chemical structure of DNA, the differences between RNA and DNA and the characteristics of archaea|
|Bacteria Structure Function & Reproduction||Details bacterial conjugation, the structure of bacterial cell walls, bacterial transformation and transduction and the bacterial genome|
|Virus Structure, Function & Replication||Explains the life cycle of a virus, how viruses mutate and how viruses impact the immune system|
|Eukaryotic Microorganisms||Defines fungi, protozoa, parasite and algae, as well as outlining diatoms, unicellular protists and pseudopods|
|Biochemical Activity of Microorganisms||Identifies aerobic bacterial metabolism, the bacterial fermentation process, the nitrogen cycle and microbial contamination of drinking water|
|Disease Transmission & Progression||Discusses the progress and spread of disease, the establishment of disease, disease control and prevention and nosocomial infections|
|Immune System Components & Processes||Explores the complement system, B and T cells, the function of antibodies and the lymphatic system|
|Immune System Hypersensitivity||Outlines different types of immune system hypersensitivity, autoimmune diseases and different blood types|
|Bacterial Skin & Wound Diseases||Identifies anthrax, the causes of flesh-eating bacteria, the history of leprosy and the symptoms of tetanus|
|Bacterial Respiratory Diseases||Describes the causes of bacterial pneumonia, the symptoms of pertussis, what causes diphtheria and the transmission of bacterial meningitis|
|Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Diseases & Blood-borne Diseases||Details the causes of syphilis and gonorrhea, the bubonic and pneumonic plague, the symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome and the symptoms of different spotted fevers|
|Foodborne Illnesses & GI Tract Bacterial Infections||Explores dysentery, the relationship between bacteria and cavities, food poisoning caused by botulism and salmonella and E.coli infections|
|Fundamentals of DNA Viruses||Covers chickenpox and mono, the diseases of the papilomaviridae family and what adenoviridae viruses look like|
|Fundamentals of RNA Viruses||Explains measles and mumps, German measles, the West Nile Virus, SARS and other pertinent RNA virus families|
|Protozoal & Fungal Diseases||Discusses the symptoms of giardia and toxoplasmosis, the fungal infection aspergillosis, candidasis infections caused by yeast and the causes of trichomoniasis|
|Aseptic Technique & Sterilization||Reviews the definition of pasteurization, the methods for sterilization by filtration and irradiation, the uses of iodine and silver for sterilization and how alcohol is used as a disinfectant|
|Antibiotics & Antimicrobials||Outlines antibiotics and antimicrobial drugs, the different types of antibiotics, antiviral treatments used for flus and viruses, MRSA and multi-drug resistant pathogens and the components of antibiotic effectiveness|
|Microbiology Laboratory Tools & Techniques||Explores the different types of microscopes, the theory and procedure of the gram stain, the growth requirements of E.coli and the difference between selective and differential media in microbiology|
|Industrial & Food Microbiology||Describes yeast and lactic acid fermentation, how microbes are used int he clothing industry, the role of bioremediation and the purpose served by probiotics and prebiotics in the GI tract|
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