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MICR 140: General Microbiology Laboratory (2 credits)

Course Description

Laboratory course illustrating fundamental techniques and concepts of microbiology, such as microscopic observations, aseptic transfer, microorganism classification and identification, environmental factors influencing microorganisms, biochemistry of microorganisms, ecological microbiology, and medical microbiology. This course is designed to complement MICR 130. Primarily for students in nursing, dental hygiene and nutrition. Science laboratory course. (4 hours laboratory)

Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for or registration in MICR 130; placement into MATH 24 or higher.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Operate equipment used in microbiology laboratory.
  • Prepare growth media.
  • Perform aseptic transfer.
  • Identify microorganisms using morphological and physiological tests.
  • Follow biosafety procedures.
  • Produce lab reports using the standard scientific format.

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Classes Offered


page last updated: April 28, 2014

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