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Course Number: Course Title: Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: MCB2010 Course Title: Microbiology
Credit Hours:
Term/Dates: Fall 2016 (1017-1)
3
Clock Hours:
Reference Number: 216553
Days: TR
Time: 9:30am-10:45am
Room: NS237
Course Description:
This course is a survey of the structure, physiology, genetics and control of microorganisms. The course includes an
overview of the medical importance of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and multicellular parasites with examination of hostmicroorganism interactions, including non-specific and specific immunity. In a lecture science course where there is a
required co-requisite lab, students may withdraw from the lab class, but stay in the lecture class. (Students may also
choose to withdraw from both). Students will not be allowed to withdraw from the lecture and remain enrolled in the
lab.
Professor’s Information
Name: SANKARANARAYANA CHANDRAMOHAN
Telephone: 561 868 4021
Faculty Web Page:
Fhttp://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/index.asp?id=ch
andras
Office Location: NS204
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: posted on my homepage:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/index.asp?id=ch
andras
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Title
Microbiology: An Introduction
(older version or Talaro book if
already bought, it is ok)
Edition Author
12TH
Gerard J.
Tortora
Publisher
ISBN
Benjamin9780133905557
Cummings Publishing
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
• Describe the uses and the main differences among several types of microscopes, including the electron microscope
and how they relate to clinical use.
• Compare microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoans and helminthes) by cell type, reproductive methods,
metabolism, genetics, pathology, nutrition, and structural differences.
• Describe the major differences between Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria and the different methods to
isolate and identify those microorganisms.
• Explain the different methods currently used to control microbial growth, including categorizing and describing antimicrobial drugs, their general targets, modes of action, and the development and challenges due to drug resistance.
• Describe the major groups of viruses, with emphasis on pathogenic viruses and their modes of entry and exit in the
host.
• Describe the major advances and techniques currently used in molecular microbiology and genetic engineering.
• Explain the relationship between microorganisms and disease, emphasizing in both, the host mechanisms of defense
and the virulence of pathogens.
• Identify the etiology and epidemiology of selected infectious diseases.
• Critically analyze growth, metabolism, patterns of infection using graphs, charts and other data.
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• Describe non-specific and specific defenses and how they relate to pathogens including allergic responses and
vaccination.
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
Class schedule will be emailed or given in class
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false
representation with respect to the student's academic performance: (1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with
others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and
intentionally assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby
work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other than the
student under whose name the work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism (Professor will use SafeAssign plagarism
detection tools).
Penalty: Any dishonesty action will result on a zero (0) in the exam, quiz, or assigment. If any of these actions are
repeated, student will be removed for the class with a failing grade (F) for the class (it does not matter how well the
student is doing in the class).
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
Exams will have 100 points/exam. Each exam will cover atleast three to four chapters. Tentative schedule with
chapters covered and dates (subject to change) will be given and the actual date for the exams will be announced in
class. There will be FOUR Exams including a FINAL EXAM during the finals week. Your final grade will be determined by
averaging all the four exams (see table below).
Grades will be given only in person, PLEASE , not via email or over the phone or to anyone else.
SCANTRONS will be required. Scantrons must be without any fold and always kept in a folder or notebook before use.
The student is responsible for any error on scantron or bad scantron. Please have spare scantron, sharpened pencil,
eraser handy for the exams.
Grading:
Letter Grade
A
B
C
D
F
P
N
S
U
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Points
360 and above/400
320 and above/400
280 and above/400
240 and above/400
200 and above/400
Percentage (if applicable)
90 and above
80 and above
70 and above
60 and above
50 and above
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Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Attendance will be taken regularly. Regular and timely attendance is expected and required.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
Cell phones are to be silenced during class time. For an emergency call please tell the instructor and take the call outside
of the classroom. It should be a rare event that you must take a call during class. Laptops may be used to take notes. If it
is apparent that laptops are being used for other purposes, student will be dismissed from the class. Handheld PDAs
should not be used in class. Cell phones must be kept out of the student desk. First time, students will be warned
politely about the cell phone policy. The second time, student will be dismissed from the class and his/her name
removed from the roster .
Late Assignment Policy:
None
Make-up Exam Policy:
No make-up exams will be given. Plrase inform me via email within 24 hours, if you have a medical or family
emergency. Makeup exams will be available only with a written letter for your absence, i.e. medical, legal, etc. signed
and dated by the party responsible for your absence. Students must provide notice of their absence prior to the exam or
the day of the exam. Makeup exams will not be given without such timely notice. Makeup exams must be scheduled to
be taken within five (5) days of the missed exam.
Withdrawal Policy:
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is November 04, 2016.
It is the responsibility of the student to use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw.
An official withdrawal entitles the student to a grade of "W" in the class.
Other:
E-mail Policy: Students must use exclusively their Palm Beach State College e-mail account to
communicate with the Professor. E-mails coming from other accounts will be dismissed. When sending emails, students must provide basic information before asking a question (name, class, time). I will try to
respond e-mails promptly (24 hours or less) except week-end e-mails. Grades will be provided via the college’s
online grading system, in writing and/or in person, with the student only.
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with
respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally
assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom
performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the
work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism.
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Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the student
handbook).
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment
reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations
through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are available
through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors
and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current
for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in
areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the final course
grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the
grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any
changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of
the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade, please follow the procedures as outlined in the student
handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students for each
class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are
responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other
College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
time.
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is November 04, 2016. It is the responsibility of the
student to use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student to
a grade of "W" in the class.
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Other Information from your Professor:
Students must sign this contract and submit to the Professor as and when requested.
MCB 2010 Professor: Dr. Sankaranarayana
Chandramohan
By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read the syllabus for this course entirely and that I have understood its
content. I understand also that the syllabus is a legal contract and I agree to follow all the rules and regulations described
in this syllabus.
_________________________ ____________________________ ____________
Department Contact Information
Name: Prof. Carlos Ramos
Telephone: 561-868-3218
Job Title: Associate Dean
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Office Location: NS103
Email: [email protected]
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