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Microbiology with Lab (NR.110.203)

Tuition Cost

$350 per credit

Total: $1,400 per 4 credit course

Microbiology with Lab (NR.110.203)

Course Description

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.

Course Outcomes

  1. Describe and differentiate among the broad classes of microorganisms, including bacteria, protozoa, fungi, helminthes, and viruses.

  2. Describe in appropriate terminology the structure, function and characteristics of prokaryotes, eukaryotes and viruses.

  3. Explain the metabolic processes necessary for microbe survival, focusing on the different methods of energy acquisition.

  4. Describe ways microbes can cause infection and pathology in humans and apply this understanding to infection prevention and control in healthcare settings.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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  • Health-focused perspective delivered through a facilitated teaching approach (participatory, interactive, engaging)
  • Instructor led, online convenience
  • 11-week format

Every nursing school has entrance requirements that are a little different, but for the most part, prerequisites for nursing school are similar. Here are prerequisites offered at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing:

* Virtual labs are accepted at Hopkins Nursing, but not everywhere. Check your university and state licensure requirements for prerequisite courses.

* §  Offered but not required for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing MSN Entry into Nursing program.

The short answer is yes! Prospective students pursuing any discipline in need of supplemental coursework can now take instructor-led, undergraduate-level prerequisites all online at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Always speak directly with the program/school at which you are applying to confirm, but our courses are designed to align with requirements for other health programs like:

  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Pharmacist
  • Pre-Med

Prerequisite Info Session and Virtual Classroom Tour, August 14, 2023.

Watch video demo of virtual classroom and labs.

For further information regarding required materials for all courses, please visit the Prerequisite Textbook Information page.

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