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Germs 101

courses


 with Patrick Sargent






short description:
Introduction to bacteria/viruses/prions
 
long description:
Explores the fundamentals of microbiology including structure and genomic
structure of prokaryotic cells, viruses, and prions.
 
level of difficulty:
beginner
 
minimum class size:
4
 
availability:
Varies
 
fee comments:
n.a.
 
 session structure




title:


type:

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Introduction to Microbiology

lecture

Short introduction to the work of microbiology and how it impacts our life


0h 30m



What we think of as bacteria

lecture

Distinguish between microbes


0h 30m



Grouping of microbes

lecture

Explore the differences of viruses, bacteria, and prions


0h 30m



Focussing just on prokaryotes

lecture

Introduction to prokaryotic cells and genetic make-up


0h 30m



Review Prior Sessions For Assessment 1

review materials

n.a.


1h 0m



Assessment 1

take a test

Assessment 1. Material from sessions 1-4


1h 0m



Gram-Positive vs. Gram-Negative

lecture

Introduction to the two main groups of bacteria. Introduction to the peptidoglycan wall, and how it is stained


0h 30m



Respiration of Bacteria

lecture

Explore aerobes, anaerobes, and other respirations.


0h 30m



Our Microbiota

lecture

The normal flora or normal bacteria on or in our bodies


0h 30m



Disease Causing Bacteria

lecture

Introduction to what bacteria cause disease


0h 30m



Viruses

lecture

Explore viruses and how they work. Which ones cause diseases?


0h 30m



Viruses and Disease Causing Bacteria

discussion group

Discuss the material covered in the previous sessions.


0h 30m



Prions

lecture

Explore what a prion is and what disease they cause


0h 30m



Review of Material for Assessment 2

review session

Review of material from previous sessions for a comprehensive assessment


0h 50m



Assessment 2

take a test

Comprehensive Assessment


1h 30m




total duration: 9h 50m over 15 session(s)
comments: n.a.
 

discussion forums: 1
 










languages: English
duration: 9h 50m over 15 session(s)
fee: 15US$  (150lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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United States


Patrick Sargent



description of :
[[[Teaches special topics at schools during university
breaks]]]
 
Teacher's qualifications:
[[[Undergraduate student. Medical laboratory science major
with a minor in chemistry]]]
 
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