Biology

Microbiology

Faculty Research Lab B

Indiana University East offers two courses in microbiology, Microbiology and Immunology (MICR J200), a lecture discussion course and a laboratory course, Microbiology Laboratory (MICR J201).

What is Microbiology?

Microbiology and Immunology (MICR J200) is a course designed primarily for individuals in nursing and allied health areas. This course includes a review of basic chemistry and a brief introduction to biochemistry as well as a survey of the systematics of both eukaryotic and prokaryotic microorganisms, microbial physiology, genetics, symbiosis including the host parasite relationship of human pathogenic microorganisms, and an introduction to immunology. The prerequisite for the course is Biological Concepts (BIOL L107) or equivalent.

What do the courses offer?

This course is a lecture-discussion course and is offered in conjunction with Microbiology Laboratory (MICR J201). The lecture course may be taken without the laboratory, but the laboratory may not be taken without the lecture. It is recommended that students enroll in both the lecture and laboratory simultaneously for the best educational experience.

The Microbiology Laboratory (MICR J201) is a one credit hour laboratory course designed to accompany the lecture course (MICR J200). It is recommended that this laboratory course be taken concurrently with the lecture-discussion course, however it may also be taken after completion of that course.

The Microbiology Laboratory course is divided into two primary portions. The first is an introduction to the microbial world with a survey of both eukaryotic and prokaryotic microorganisms. While there is not enough time to examine all of the groups in depth fungi, protozoa, algae, and bacteria  will be included. During this portion of the course various laboratory techniques necessary for examining these organisms will be introduced and skill in use of these techniques will be developed. This portion of the course will continue until the time of the midterm examination.

The second portion of the Microbiology Laboratory course is primarily an exercise in bacterial identification. Shortly after the midterm examination the student is given an unknown bacterium. For the last half of the term you will learn and practice the techniques necessary to identify the unknown.

For further information please contact the IUE Biology Coordinator, Dr. Dale Beach , or phone 765-973-8609