Ch 11: Fungal Infections: Microbiology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Fungal Infections chapter of this Microbiology Syllabus Resource and Lesson Plans course is designed to help you plan and teach the types of infections in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Fungal Infections chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Cryptococcus and Histoplasma infections Discussion of the fungi Cryptococcus neoformans, Cryptococcus gattii and Histoplasma capsulatum
Tuesday Aspergillosis Symptoms of Aspergillosis and details of the fungi Aspergillus
Wednesday Ringworm Causes and infections of Trichophyton and Microsporum
Thursday Pneumonia Overview of the fungus Pneumocystis jiroveci
Friday Yeast infections Description of the Candida albicans infection
6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Fungal Infections: Microbiology Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Cryptococcus neoformans and gattii: Infections & Symptoms

1. Cryptococcus neoformans and gattii: Infections & Symptoms

A fungus that commonly grows on pigeon droppings can cause meningitis. In this lesson, we will look at the yeast Cryptococcus, and its ability to cause disease in humans unfortunate enough to breathe it in.

What is Histoplasmosis? - Infections Caused by Histoplasma capsulatum

2. What is Histoplasmosis? - Infections Caused by Histoplasma capsulatum

Raising backyard chickens can be a fun and rewarding experience, but you might end up raising more than just chicks. In this lesson, we will explore the world of Histoplasma capsulatum, a pathogenic fungus that can grow on chicken feces.

What is Aspergillosis? - Fungal Infections & Symptoms

3. What is Aspergillosis? - Fungal Infections & Symptoms

Human fungal diseases are rare and usually don't cause symptoms in healthy people. In this lesson, we'll discuss Aspergillus, a disease-causing mold, and the different infections and symptoms it can cause in susceptible hosts.

Pneumocystis Pneumonia: Infections Caused by Pneumocystis jiroveci

4. Pneumocystis Pneumonia: Infections Caused by Pneumocystis jiroveci

AIDS patients have a lot to worry about. In this lesson we examine Pneumocystis jiroveci, the fungal pathogen that can cause life-threatening pneumonia in AIDS patients due to their compromised immune function.

Candidiasis: Yeast Infections Caused by Candida albicans

5. Candidiasis: Yeast Infections Caused by Candida albicans

Your body is teeming with microorganisms that normally live in perfect balance without you ever knowing they are there. Candida albicans is one fungal member of this group, but upset the balance and Candida can cause some very unpleasant diseases.

What is Ringworm? - Infections Caused by Trichophyton & Microsporum Fungi

6. What is Ringworm? - Infections Caused by Trichophyton & Microsporum Fungi

Ringworm is a common pathogen that infects the skin, hair, and nails of people and animals. This disease is not caused by a worm, however. In this lesson we will examine the fungus that causes ringworm and its impact on human health.

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