LaSalle University

 

Biology 163 - Clinical Microbiology

 

Spring  2013

 

Laboratory

 

 

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January 22-24                          Check-in, Introduction, Safety,

                                                Microorganisms in the Environment/

                                                Domains and Kingdoms

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January 29-31                          The Microscope/ Bacterial Cell Morphology and Arrangements

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February 5-7                            Handling, Examining and Transferring Cultures

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February 12-14                        Simple Stains and Gram Stains

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February 19-21                         Pure culture techniques

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February 26-28                         First Practical Exam

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March 5-7                                           *******No labs - Lasalle Holiday*******

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March 12-14                             Biochemical tests for Bacteria: 

                                                IMViC tests AND Diagnostic Media [week 1]

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March 19-21                             Biochemical tests for Bacteria: 

                                                IMViC tests AND Diagnostic Media [week 2]

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March 26-28                             Receive Unknowns/ Plan Experiments

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April 2-4                                  Determination of Unknowns/

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April 9-11                                 Antimicrobial Agents

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April 16-18                               Fungal, Protistan and Animal Parasites

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April 23-25                               Second Practical Exam        

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

            This course is designed to give students practical knowledge in handling, culturing, and identifying microorganisms.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

            1. Develop appropriate conduct in a laboratory setting.

            2. Gain practical knowledge in handling, culturing and identifying microorganisms.

            3. Develop critical thinking skills when evaluating experimental data.

            4. Identify an unknown microorganism from your own experimental data.

 

TEACHER CONTACT

Teacher

Section

Office

Phone

Email

Mrs. Anne Pacitti

Tues. at 10:40 AM   (42)

Tues. at 2:00 PM     (43)

Wed. at 2:00 PM     (44)

Holroyd 222

(215) 951-3705

pacitti@lasalle.edu

Bro. Tom McPhillips

Tues. at 8:30 PM    (41)

Thurs. at 2:00 PM   (45)

Holroyd 271

(215) 951-1253

mcphilli@lasalle.edu

 

LABORATORY ROOM:  Holroyd 282

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

Biology 163 laboratory manual can be obtained from your lecture teacher, Mrs. Pacitti.  Read the appropriate lab and bring the directions to lab each week.

A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory.  Bring the Atlas to each scheduled laboratory session.

Apron (or lab coat) and safety glasses.  Aprons ($10.00) and safety glasses ($5.00) can be purchased from the science secretary in Holroyd 237 or from the chemistry stockroom in Holroyd 324.  Failure to be properly attired for lab will result in a reduction of grade for that laboratory.

 

LABORATORY  COURSE  REQUIREMENTS: 

1.     Laboratory atlases are required for each laboratory session.

2.     Selected exercises are to be performed by the student on the designated laboratory meeting date and time.

3.     Those labs due at times other than the end of a lab period will be accepted up to 6 days after the due date.  However, 5% of the grade will be deducted for each day late.  After 6 days labs will not be accepted, and will receive a grade of zero.

4.     The student will be responsible for laboratory reports as assigned.  Laboratory reports will be submitted on time, written neatly and in complete sentences.

5.     Students will prepare to do experiments by reading the exercises prior to the class meeting and being on time for laboratory.

6.     Attendance at all laboratory meetings is mandatory.  Absences for laboratories and practical exams will result in a grade of zero.

7.     The student will be required to carry out experiments in order to correctly identify an assigned unknown microorganism.