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Microbiology (MICRB)

MICRB 106 (GN) Elementary Microbiology (3) Importance of microorganisms in health and disease, agriculture, and industry; descriptive course for students not planning advanced study in microbiology. The combination of MICRB 106 GN and 107 GN must be taken to receive General Education credit in biology.
Students must take a combination of MICRB 106 GN and 107 GN to receive General Education credit in biology. Effective: Spring 2002
 

MICRB 107 (GN) Elementary Microbiology Laboratory (1) Selected techniques used to observe, identify and count bacteria; effects of chemical and physical agents on microorganisms. The combination of MICRB 106 GN and 107 GN must be taken to receive General Education credit in biology.
Students must take a combination of MICRB 106 GN and 107 GN to receive General Education credit in biology. Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MICRB 106  

MICRB 150 Introductory Medical Laboratory Technology (4) Introduction to basic principles and procedures of clinical laboratory work. Practicum emphasizes proper collection, handling, and preparation of biological samples.
Effective: Spring 2000
Prerequisite: admission to 2-MLT program  

MICRB 151A Clinical Chemistry for Medical Laboratory Technicians (5) Basic principles and procedures for measuring chemical components of blood and other body fluids.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: BIOL 141, CHEM 202, MICRB 150, MICRB 201, MICRB 202  

MICRB 151B Hematology for Medical Laboratory Technicians (5) Blood cell identification and analysis. Related procedures for diagnosing normal or disease states of blood cells and coagulation.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

MICRB 151C Immunohematology and Serology for Medical Laboratory Technicians (4) Antigen-antibody interactions of diagnostic importance. Immunologic principles and procedures necessary for the transfusion of blood products.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: BIOL 141, CHEM 202, MICRB 150, MICRB 201, MICRB 202  

MICRB 151D Clinical Chemistry Practicum (2) Supervised experience at affiliated clinical laboratory. Focus is on the practical application of clinical chemistry procedures. Phlebotomy.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:MICRB 151A  

MICRB 151E Hematology Practicum (2) Supervised experience at affiliated clinical laboratory. Focus is on the practical application of hematology and coagulation procedures.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:MICRB 151B  

MICRB 151F Immunohematology Practicum (2) Supervised experience at affiliated clinical laboratory. Focus is on the practical application of immunohematology procedures.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:MICRB 151C  

MICRB 151G Clinical Microbiology and Body Fluids Practicum (2) Supervised experience at affiliated clinical laboratory. Focus is on the practical application of microbiology procedures and body fluid analysis.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:MICRB 151W  

MICRB 151W Clinical Microbiology and Body Fluid Analysis for Medical Laboratory Technicians (5) Properties of normal and abnormal microbial flora and procedures for their identification. Analysis of urine and other body fluids.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: BIOL 141, CHEM 202, MICRB 150, MICRB 201, MICRB 202  

MICRB 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

MICRB 201 Introductory Microbiology (3) Elementary principles of microbial and viral structure, reproduction, genetics and physiology; relationship to food, water, soil, industrial and disease processes.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 110  

MICRB 201H Introductory Microbiology (3) Elementary principles of microbial and viral structure, reproduction, genetics and physiology; relationship to food, water, soil, industrial and disease processes.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 110  

MICRB 202 Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (2) Qualitative and quantitative techniques with regard to recognition of bacteria and their processes on a microscopic, colonial, and physiological basis.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 110 . Prerequisite or concurrent:MICRB 201  

MICRB 251 (B M B 251) Molecular and Cell Biology I (3) Biomolecules, genetic mechanisms, organization of cells and their organelles, DNA replication, protein synthesis, membranes, the cell nucleus, energy conversion.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112  

MICRB 252 (B M B 252) Molecular and Cell Biology II (3) Continuation of BIOCH/B M B/MICRB 251: cytoskeleton, cell growth, division, adhesion, signalling, germ cells, differentiation, immune system, nervous system, plant cells.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: MICRB 251  

MICRB 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

MICRB 398 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses give infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

MICRB 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

MICRB 401 Microbial Physiology and Structure (3) Physiology and structure of bacteria important in microbiological research. Designed for science majors.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 202 orCHEM 210;MICRB 201, MICRB 202  

MICRB 405A Seminar and Practicum in Medical Technology (8) Chemistry. Fundamental principles and the quantitative measurement of chemical components in the blood and other body fluids.
Effective: Fall 1987
 

MICRB 405B Seminar and Practicum in Medical Technology (1) Urinalysis. Identification of cellular and noncellular urinary sediments. Qualitative chemical analysis of urine.
Effective: Fall 1988
 

MICRB 405C Seminar and Practicum in Medical Technology (6) Hematology. Principles of red and white blood cell development. Identification of normal and pathological conditions.
Effective: Fall 1988
 

MICRB 405D Seminar and Practicum in Medical Technology (5) Immunohematology. Immunologic and genetic principles governing the transfusion of blood and blood products.
Effective: Fall 1987
 

MICRB 405E Seminar and Practicum in Medical Technology (7) Microbiology. Identification of normal and abnormal microbial flora from various locations on and within the human body.
Effective: Fall 1987
 

MICRB 405F Seminar and Practicum in Medical Technology (3) Serology-Immunology. Immunological principles and their application in the identification of present or past disease states of the human.
Effective: Fall 1987
 

MICRB 408 Laboratory Instructional Practice (1-2) Participation in the instruction of undergraduate laboratory courses, including classroom preparation; discussion of principles and objectives of each exercise.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: 8 credits in microbiology and permission of department head  

MICRB 410 Principles of Immunology (3) Theories of immunity; focuses on the basis for the acquired immune response at the organ, cell, and molecular levels.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: B M B 251, MICRB 201 orMICRB 251  

MICRB 411 Survey of Microbiology Literature (1 per semester) An introduction to readings and oral presentations in microbiology.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: 8 credits in microbiology courses  

MICRB 412 Medical Microbiology (3) Characteristics, methods of identification, and pathogenesis of bacteria that cause human disease; principles of disease dynamics and control.
Effective: Fall 1993
Prerequisite: MICRB 201  

MICRB 413 Microbial Diversity (2) survey of microorganisms having special adaptive mechanisms for life in common and unique environments; topics include ecology, evolution, and bioremedia- tion.
Effective: Spring 1997
Prerequisite: MICRB 201, MICRB 202  

MICRB 415 General Virology: Bacterial and Animal Viruses (3) The interaction of different types of viruses with bacterial and animal cells, including mechanisms of infection and viral synthesis.
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: B M B 251, B M B 252 orBIOL 110, BIOL 230W;MICRB 201  

MICRB 416 (BIOTC 416) Microbial Biotechnology (2) Fundamentals of applied biotechnology; the use of microorganisms in the synthesis of biologically-important and industrially-useful products.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: MICRB 201, MICRB 202;B M B 442  

MICRB 421W Laboratory of General and Applied Microbiology (3) Laboratory exercises demonstrating fundamental techniques and principles of experimentation of general and applied microbiology.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: MICRB 201, MICRB 202  

MICRB 422 Medical Microbiology Laboratory (2) Laboratory exercises demonstrating properties and classification of medically important microorganisms and techniques used in their identification.
Effective: Fall 1993
Prerequisite: MICRB 202   Concurrent: MICRB 412

MICRB 432 (B M B 432, VB SC 432) Advanced Immunology: Signaling in the Immune System (3) The study of signaling pathways that regulate the immune response.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: B M B 400, MICRB 410  

MICRB 435 (B M B 435, VB SC 435) Viral Pathogensis (2) A study of the molecular, immunological and pathological aspects of viral diseases as well as laboratory methods of diagnosis.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: MICRB 201;B M B 251 andB M B 252 orBIOL 110 andBIOL 230W  

MICRB 447 Laboratory in Molecular Immunology (1) Laboratory in molecular techniques to assay antigens, antibodies, and receptor sites.
Effective: Fall 1995
Prerequisite: MICRB 410  

MICRB 450 (B M B 450) Microbial/Molecular Genetics (2) Genetic phenomena, with emphasis on molecular mechanisms: gene transfer, recombination, gene conversion, gene fusion, suppression, transposons.
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: BIOL 222 orBIOL 322, MICRB 201  

MICRB 460 (B M B 460) Cell Growth and Differentiation (3) Mechanisms and regulation of protein trafficking, organelle biosynthesis, cell development, signaling and cell cycle control. Emphasizes experimental design and analysis.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: B M B 252  

MICRB 480 (B M B 480) Tumor Viruses and Oncogenes (3) Oncogenes, DNA and RNA tumor viruses, and relevant experimental techniques with emphasis on molecular basis of carcinogenesis and gene regulation.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MICRB 415, MICRB 435 orMICRB 460  

MICRB 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

MICRB 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1995
 

MICRB 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1995
 

MICRB 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

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