SYLLABI & STUDENT INFORMATION PLAN (SIP)
Medical Science- Medical Microbiology
Students in Medical Microbiology explore the microbial world, studying topics such as pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, laboratory procedures, identifying microorganisms, drug resistant organisms, and emerging diseases. While microbiology is the study of all microscopic life, medical microbiology is most concerned with those creatures which have a particular impact on medicine and their clinical implications.
Microbiology is an integral part of many different scientific studies, such as immunology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, medicine, agriculture, ecology, industrial processes and many more. People working in these fields use microbiology in their daily procedures, although they aren't microbiologists. Because of the wide range of its applications, understanding the basics of microbiology is in many ways essential to our completeness as biologists, no matter what field we may pursue.
When they have finished the course, students will have been introduced to a working knowledge of basic bacterial laboratory techniques, as well as to the foundations of microbiology - the concepts of classification, evolution and growth of microorganisms, as well as a factual and laboratory knowledge of specific microorganism types. In addition, they should have developed an understanding of microbial ecology and of medical and practical uses for microorganisms, and how they relate to basic biological concepts. It is the intent of the course to provide an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to understand and get a feel for the basic ideas embodied within the various facts that they will encounter, and how those ideas are related.
Learning activities will include but are not be limited to scientific reading and writing, oral recitation, lectures, guest speakers, virtual learning, research, and laboratory experiments.
Weeks 1 - 2
Medical Microbiology Overview
Weeks 3 - 4
The Basics of Cells
Weeks 6 -7
EXAM #1 and Practical #1
Careers in Microbiology
Weeks 9 -11
Bacterial Cell Growth and Reproduction
EXAM #2 and Practical #2
Weeks 19 – 20
Parasitology & Virology
EXAM #3 and Practical #3
Weeks 21 - 22
Weeks 23 - 24
Food Safety Sources of Contamination
Weeks 25 - 26
Weeks 27 -28
Control of Microbial Growth & Antimicrobial Drugs
Students at work on Presentations
All work should be kept/organized. Graded work and notes will be referenced throughout the year. All information covered will be presented on Exams in a cumulative format.
The following units will be covered or integrated, but is not limited in the curriculum:
Basics of Cells Infectious Diseases
Cell Morphology and Growth Microscopy Techniques
Food Contamination Careers in Microbiology
Virology, Mycology, and Parasitology Use of the Scientific Method
Instructor: Jayme Simlin, BS, MS, EMT-B
Class Room: B221
Mondays: 3:00-3:30 PM— I will stay longer if you show up between 3:00-3:30 and need more time
Wednesdays: 3:00 – 3:30 PM-- I will stay longer if you show up between 3:00-3:30 and need more time
Other times available upon request absolutely NO TUESDAYS OR THURSDAYS
Composition Book for Lab Note Cards*
Plain white computer paper for Class Notes (8)3 ring pocketed folders
Pencils/Pens LAB GLOVES (YOU MUST HAVE)
Colored Pencils Scissors*
Glue Stick or Elmer’s glue* Expo Markers*
* Not required for class. Teacher will provide extra credit to the 1st exam for students who bring (3) out of the 5 starred items listed
COURSE REQUIREMENTS / EXPECTATIONS:
1st Nine Weeks
(10)Class Assignments/Homework 200
(4) Folders 200
(12)Lab Assignments/Lab Reporting Book 600
(?)Bell Ringers 150
(1) Final Project 300
TOTAL POINTS 3180
***Students who make below 70 may retest a report form on reasons for the failure. The highest possible grade on a retest is 70. Retesting will only be available for one week after the Exam grades are submitted.
Medicine and technology are rapidly changing. In order to keep up with new trends in the medical profession, you will occasionally be required to read a health care related article, listen to or watch a health care news story. You will summarize what you have learned with a culminating project. The current events may be about an ethical issue, a new procedure, information about new drugs and their application, or any other information that interests you in health care. After preparation of your project, you will be required to present your news report to the class. Mrs. Bagwell will allow you to choose from a variety of ways to complete your project. She also welcomes other methods to complete these reports and is open to requests for alternative assignments that demonstrate adequate learning.
SPIRAL NOTEBOOK / NOTETAKING:
Note taking is still the primary means of sorting, organizing, and processing important material and an important tool in medicine. Therefore, you will be introduced to my own personal style of note taking I used while in college. You will need to have access to a printer where you can print off any necessary power point slides and you will also need to have plain white computer paper in case the lecture is “Draw it To Learn it” based. Lessons on how to put the folders together will be presented during the first week of school. Please be advised now that my classroom will be mainly flipped so most of my lectures will be online and no longer than 15 minutes each. You can gain access to these lectures at the class website www.schoology.com using your class access code _________________ which you will need in order to log on.
MICROBE RESEARCH PROJECT:
Because Medical Microbiology is an overview course, students will be required to complete a major project exploring a microorganism of the student’s choice during the second nine weeks. Guidelines and rubrics will be presented at the beginning of the first nine weeks.
Due Date: Wednesday and Thursday, December 16 and 17
CLASSROOM AND LABORATORY EXPECTAIONS:
See Policy and Procedures Manual on my website
Completion of homework on time is expected from each student. If you do not have your homework ready when the teacher asks for it, you will be “pink slipped”. Homework will receive a deduction of fifteen points for each day it is late.
Students in this class are expected to read and abide by the statements on academic dishonesty, plagiarism, stealing, and cheating found in the student handbook. If a student is found to be in violation of any of these statements, he/she will be subject to receiving a failing grade for the assignment and will be sent to his/her assistant principal for appropriate punishment.
If you miss a class, please check the class website page www.schoology.com, as soon as you return to school, so that you can get any materials that were handed out during your absence. You are responsible for copying any notes that were taken in class during your absence from a classmate. In the event you are absent for an exam, you are responsible for rescheduling a makeup exam the day you return to school before or after class.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device):
Understanding that in order to compete in an increasingly technological society, students should be permitted to use the newest electronic devices that allow them to increase learning, the teachers of this course strongly support the initiative to allow students to bring electronic devices into the classroom. Our course is flipped so you will need to have access to a device where you can watch the lectures. All electronic devices except gaming devices will be allowed for personal use. Students however are not obliged to use them in class. Grades are not based on whether or not technology was used. If students use devices they should abide by the classroom expectations about proper use of these learning tools. See these expectations at the end of this syllabus.
Students are invited to join HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America). HOSA participates in community outreach projects, health awareness issues, and regional competitions (which are great fun!). HOSA offers many thousands of dollars in scholarships and offers the student excellent leadership opportunities. It is YOUR professional organization. Ask Ms. Lewis for more details.
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throughout the year.
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