- $350 per credit
Total: $1,400 per 4 credit course
Microbiology with Lab (NR.110.203)
The Microbiology with Lab course introduces the core concepts and basic principles in microbiology, examining microorganisms and how they interact with humans and the environment. Information regarding classification of microorganisms, characteristics of different cell types and processes critical for cell survival is presented. Topics such as bacterial metabolism, microbial nutrition, genetics, antimicrobial approaches and interaction of pathogenic bacteria with humans are discussed. The course includes a virtual laboratory component designed to complement lecture topics. The course content provides the foundation of general microbiology necessary for students who are interested in applying to health profession programs. (4 credits)
SAMPLE Course Syllabus (pdf download)
Note: This is a SAMPLE course syllabus and does not necessarily reflect the most recent version of the course syllabus. Do not order the textbook found on this sample syllabus. For further information regarding materials for this course, please visit the Prerequisite Textbook Information page
- Describe and differentiate among the broad classes of microorganisms, including bacteria, protozoa, fungi, helminthes, and viruses.
- Describe in appropriate terminology the structure, function and characteristics of prokaryotes, eukaryotes and viruses.
- Explain the metabolic processes necessary for microbe survival, focusing on the different methods of energy acquisition.
- Describe ways microbes can cause infection and pathology in humans and apply this understanding to infection prevention and control in healthcare settings.
- Identify strategies employed by antimicrobial drugs and how they specifically target certain pathogens and apply this understanding to antimicrobial treatment, drug resistance and interaction with host.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in common laboratory procedures.
Required Textbook and Course Materials
The custom bundle required for this course includes an electronic copy of the textbook and access to resources within McGraw-Hill Connect.
For further information regarding materials for this course, please visit the Prerequisite Textbook
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- Why Prerequisites at Hopkins?
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- An introduction to the excellence of a Johns Hopkins education
- Health-focused perspective delivered through a facilitated teaching approach (participatory, interactive, engaging)
- Instructor led, online convenience
- 11 week format
- Are these prerequisite courses appropriate for health professions other than nursing?
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- Physical Therapy (PT)
- Physician Assistant (PA)
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