MICROBIOLOGY COURSE
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The Microbiology course contains 153 self-grading microlearning packages that you can upload to your Learning Management System (LMS).

Microbiology covers the requirements for a single-semester microbiology course. It presents the core concepts of microbiology, including Prokaryotic Diversity, Microbial Biochemistry and Mechanisms of Microbial Genetics; and additionally covers material for students considering applications for careers in this sector. The pedagogical features of this content-driven system make the material engaging and accessible anytime, anywhere while maintaining the focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter.

  • The Properties of Light
  • Peering Into the Invisible World
  • Instruments of Microscopy
  • Staining Microscopic Specimens
  • Final Assessment
  • Spontaneous Generation
  • Foundations of Modern Cell Theory
  • Unique Characteristics of Prokaryotic Cells
  • Unique Characteristics of Eukaryotic Cells
  • Final Assessment
  • Prokaryote Habitats, Relationships, and Microbiomes
  • Proteobacteria
  • Nonproteobacteria Gram-Negative Bacteria and Phototrophic Bacteria
  • Gram-Positive Bacteria
  • Deeply Branching Bacteria
  • Archaea
  • Final Assessment
  • Unicellular Eukaryotic Parasites
  • Parasitic Helminths
  • Fungi
  • Algae
  • Lichens
  • Final Assessment
  • Viruses
  • The Viral Life Cycle
  • Isolation, Culture, and Identification of Viruses
  • Viroids, Virusoids, and Prions
  • Final Assessment
  • Organic Molecules
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Proteins
  • Using Biochemistry to Identify Microorganisms
  • Final Assessment
  • Energy, Matter, and Enzymes
  • Catabolism of Carbohydrates
  • Cellular Respiration
  • Fermentation
  • Catabolism of Lipids and Proteins
  • Photosynthesis
  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Final Assessment
  • How Microbes Grow
  • Oxygen Requirements for Microbial Growth
  • The Effects of pH on Microbial Growth
  • Temperature and Microbial Growth
  • Other Environmental Conditions that Affect Growth
  • Media Used for Bacterial Growth
  • Final Assessment
  • Using Microbiology to Discover the Secrets of Life
  • Structure and Function of DNA
  • Structure and Function of RNA
  • Structure and Function of Cellular Genomes
  • Final Assessment
  • The Functions of Genetic Material
  • DNA Replication
  • RNA Transcription
  • Protein Synthesis (Translation)
  • Mutations ← TRY ONE!
  • How Asexual Prokaryotes Achieve Genetic Diversity
  • Gene Regulation: Operon Theory
  • Final Assessment
  • Microbes and the Tools of Genetic Engineering
  • Visualizing and Characterizing DNA, RNA, and Protein
  • Whole Genome Methods and Pharmaceutical Applications of Genetic Engineering
  • Gene Therapy
  • Final Assessment
  • Controlling Microbial Growth
  • Using Physical Methods to Control Microorganisms
  • Using Chemicals to Control Microorganisms
  • Testing the Effectiveness of Antiseptics and Disinfectants
  • Final Assessment
  • History of Chemotherapy and Antimicrobial Discovery
  • Fundamentals of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • Mechanisms of Antibacterial Drugs
  • Mechanisms of Other Antimicrobial Drugs
  • Drug Resistance
  • Testing the Effectiveness of Antimicrobials
  • Current Strategies for Antimicrobial Discovery
  • Final Assessment
  • Characteristics of Infectious Disease
  • How Pathogens Cause Disease
  • Virulence Factors of Bacterial and Viral Pathogens
  • Virulence Factors of Eukaryotic Pathogens
  • Final Assessment
  • The Language of Epidemiologists
  • Tracking Infectious Diseases
  • Modes of Disease Transmission
  • Global Public Health
  • Final Assessment
  • Physical Defenses
  • Chemical Defenses
  • Cellular Defenses
  • Pathogen Recognition and Phagocytosis
  • Inflammation and Fever
  • Final Assessment
  • Overview of Specific Adaptive Immunity
  • Major Histocompatibility Complexes and Antigen-Presenting Cells
  • T Lymphocytes and Cellular Immunity
  • B Lymphocytes and Humoral Immunity
  • Vaccines
  • Final Assessment
  • Hypersensitivities
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Organ Transplantation and Rejection
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Cancer Immunobiology and Immunotherapy
  • Final Assessment
  • Polyclonal and Monoclonal Antibody Production
  • Detecting Antigen-Antibody Complexes
  • Agglutination Assays
  • EIAs and ELISAs
  • Fluorescent Antibody Techniques
  • Final Assessment
  • Anatomy and Normal Microbiota of the Skin and Eyes
  • Bacterial Infections of the Skin and Eyes
  • Viral Infections of the Skin and Eyes
  • Mycoses of the Skin
  • Protozoan and Helminthic Infections of the Skin and Eyes
  • Final Assessment
  • Anatomy and Normal Microbiota of the Respiratory Tract
  • Bacterial Infections of the Respiratory Tract
  • Viral Infections of the Respiratory Tract
  • Respiratory Mycoses
  • Final Assessment
  • Anatomy and Normal Microbiota of the Urogenital Tract
  • Bacterial Infections of the Urinary System
  • Bacterial Infections of the Reproductive System
  • Viral Infections of the Reproductive System
  • Fungal Infections of the Reproductive System
  • Protozoan Infections of the Urogenital System
  • Final Assessment
  • Anatomy and Normal Microbiota of the Digestive System
  • Microbial Diseases of the Mouth and Oral Cavity
  • Bacterial Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Viral Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Protozoan Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Helminthic Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Final Assessment
  • Anatomy of the Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems
  • Bacterial Infections of the Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems
  • Viral Infections of the Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems
  • Parasitic Infections of the Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems
  • Final Assessment
  • Anatomy of the Nervous System
  • Bacterial Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Acellular Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Fungal and Parasitic Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Final Assessment
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