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Course Number: Course Title: Palm Beach State College
PalmBeachStateCollege
CourseSyllabus–Classroom–InternetComponentClass
GeneralClassandCourseInformation
CourseNumber:
MCB2010L
CourseTitle:MicrobiologyLab
Term/Dates:05/16/16-06/27/16
ReferenceNumber:213501 CreditHours:1
ClockHours:2
Days:TuesdayandThursday
Time:1:00pm-3:15am
Room:SC236
CourseDescription:ThisisthelaboratorytoaccompanyMCB2010.Inalecturesciencecoursewherethereisarequired
co-requisitelab,studentsmaywithdrawfromthelabclass,butstayinthelectureclass.(Studentsmayalsochooseto
withdrawfromboth).Studentswillnotbeallowedtowithdrawfromthelectureandremainenrolledinthelab.
ComponentClassInformation
ThiscourseissupportedbyanInternetcoursewebsite.Someofthecoursematerialisavailableonlineandrequiresyou
tohaveInternetaccess.Beforeyoudecidetotakethecourse,itisrecommendedthatyou:
Visit–www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/online
toobtainDetailedFacts&Informationabout
BlackboardAccess
ü AccesstoyourOnlineCourseisAVAILABLEeachtermontheFIRSTDAYOFCLASSES
ü AccesstoyourOnlineCoursewillNOTBEAVAILABLEunlessthecoursetuitionisFULLYPAID
BlackboardOrientations
ü HowtoRegisterfortheFreeOnlineOrientationCourse:ELO1000
ü Where/WhentoAttendOn-CampusOrientation
BlackboardTips&Tutorials
ü HowtoEnsureyourComputerisCompatible
ü EnsureyouUnderstandExaminationandAssignmentRules
ü LearntheFunctionsofBlackboard
ThenProceedTo–https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com
toLogintoyourCourse(notavailablebeforethefirstdayofclass)usingthesame
USERNAMEandPASSWORDyouusedtoregisterforclasses.
ForAdditionalInformationandNoticesVisit–http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning
GordonRuleClass
ThisclasshasbeendesignatedasaGordonRuleclassforwriting.Thismeansthatthecoursehassignificantwriting
requirements.Pleaseseethewebpageat
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Documents/Gordon_Rule_Statement.pdf
(thissectionmustbedeletedifthecourseisnotaGordonRulewritingclass.
Professor’sInformation
Name:TodR.Fairbanks,MT(ASCP),PhD
OfficeLocation:SC-208
Telephone:561-207-5071
Email:[email protected]
FacultyWebPage:
OfficeHours:AdHoc
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/index.asp?id=Fairbant
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CourseSyllabus–Classroom–InternetComponentClass
InformationonREQUIREDTextbooks:
Title
MicrobiologyLaboratoryTheoryand
Application
Edition Author
Publisher
3rd
MichaelJ.Leboffe& Morton
Publishing
BurtonE.Pierce
ISBN
9780895829924
OtherInformationonTextbooksandMaterialsneededforclass:
Inthismicrobiologylaboratorythelabmanualisrequiredandwillbeconsiderablyimportantforthefinalexam,
whichisanopenbookexamandyouneedthebook.OLDEREDITIONS(2NDAND1ST)ARENOTACCURATEAND
SHOULDNOTBEUSEDFORTHEFINALEXAM.
CourseLearningOutcomes:Asaresultoftakingthiscourse,thestudentwillbeableto:
Maintainthesafeandproperhandlingoflaboratoryspecimensandlaboratoryequipmentincludingthemicroscope.
Identifybacteria,fungi,protozoansandhelminthesusingmicroscopicandgrossmorphologicaldifferenceswhen
presentedwiththeorganismsonslides,inculturesoraspreservedspecimens.
Useaseptictechniques,isolationtechniques,selectiveand/ordifferentialagars,traditionalIDsystems,rapidIDsystems,
andantigen/antibodyteststoidentifybacteriawithanunderstandingoftheclinicalrelevanceoftheseprocedures.
PerformorobservetheGramstainprocedure,acid-faststain,capsulestainandendosporestainstoidentifybacteria
withanunderstandingoftheclinicalrelevanceoftheseprocedures.
Describetheclinicalrelevanceofresistanceandsensitivityofmicroorganismstovariousdisinfectantsand
chemotherapeuticagents.
Identifyimportantmedicalbacteriausingmultipletestresultstonavigateidentificationpathways.
FullCourseOutline-Clickonthefollowinglink:CourseOutlinesandenterthecoursenumber(nospacebetweenthe
prefixandthenumber).
ClassInformation
CopiesofalllablectureswillbeavailableonlineatBlackboardandthelablecturesnoteswillalsobehandedoutinclass.
Althoughthelablecturenoteswillbeprovided,butyoushouldalsotakenotes.
Thereisnoextracreditinthiscourse.
AcademicDishonestyPolicyandPenaltyforViolation:
ThecollegepolicyonacademicdishonestyisdescribedbelowandIwillenforcethatpolicy.Mypenaltyforsuch
violationswillbeginwithawarningfollowedbyexpulsionfromclasswithareferaltotheDeanofAcademicAffairs.
PleasedonotrequestindivdualspecialtreatmentattheendofthesemesterbecausetheProfessordoesnotadjust
gradesforindividuals.
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CourseSyllabus–Classroom–InternetComponentClass
Assignments,Tests,QuizzesandFinalExamSchedule,withpercentage/pointsofgrade:
Thecoursewillbegradedusingaabout235pointsystem(slightmodificationstopointsystemmayoccurascourse
proceeds).Thescoringwillbebasedonthefollowingfouritems:
Labassignments(slideobservationsandbacterialtesting)foratotalof:~120points
Fiveshortquizzesonlineatyourconvience(aslongastheyarecompletedbeforetheduedate)foratotalof:40points
Attendance,labcoatcreditsandanendofcourseevaluationreceiptforatotalof:25points
Oneopenbookfinalexamcoveringthelasthalforsoofthecourseforatotalof:50points
Yourgradesonquizzes,assignmentsandotherpointearningitemsmaybefollowedonBlackboard.
PleasedonotrequestindivdualspecialtreatmentattheendofthesemesterbecausetheProfessordoesnotadjust
gradesforindividuals.
Grading:
LetterGrade
A
B
C
D
F
P
N
S
U
Points
Percentage(ifapplicable)
90%-100%
80%-89%
65%-79%
60%-64%
lessthan60%
ClassPolicies
Attendance:Professorsarerequiredtotakeattendance.
Professorsarerequiredtotakeattendanceandattendancewillbetakenatthestartofeachclassmeeting.Forthefirst
twoweekitisaFederallawthatstudentsmustattendoneclasssessionwithinthefirsttwoweeksofclass.
Studentsareexpectedtoattendatleast90%ofallclassmeetingsforwhichtheyareregisteredinordertoreceive
credit.Anyclassmeetingmissedreducestheopportunityforlearningandadverselyaffectsastudentʼspotentialfor
achievementinthecourse.
Shouldyoubeunabletoattendclassduetosickness,family,orworkobligations,pleaseinform/emailtheProfessor
alongwiththeexplanationassoonaspossibletoobtainanexcusedabsence.Ifyouhavemissedaclassforreasons
beyondyourcontrol,pleaseinformtheProfessorassoonaspossible.Astudentthatmissestwoorthreelecturesina
rowwillbereportedtoAcademicAdvisingforafollow-upcall.Ifthestudentmissesanexamwithoutnotification
withinaday,thestudentwillalsobereportedforAcademicAdvisiing.
StudentswhoareTARDYinfringeonthelearningoftheirfellowstudents.Thosewhoareconsistentlytardywillbe
directedtotheDean'sOffice.StudentswhoaremorethanTENMINUTESlateforclass,orFIVEMINUTESlateforan
examination,willbecountedasABSENT.Leavingearlyisthesameasbeingtardy.Threetardieswillcountasone
absence.ThreeabsenceswillbereportedtotheDean'sOffice.
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CourseSyllabus–Classroom–InternetComponentClass
AlthoughtheProfessorteachesmultiplesectionsofthislaboratory,ifyoumissalabtheremaybeneithertimenor
spaceforyoutomake-upthelab.Sincetakingandpassingacourseimpliesthatyouhavelearnedthematerial,missing
twoorthreelabsthatyouarenotabletomake-upcouldresultinbeingdroppedfromthecourse.
ElectronicDeviceUseandEmailPolicy:
StudentsarerequiredtoturnOFFcellphonesduringclass.Ifastudenthasanemergencysituationrequiringhim/herto
keepiton,permissionmustberequested.Ifpermitted,thecellphonemustbeonsilent/vibrateandtakenoutsideto
answer.Theclassroomisalearningenvironmentthatshouldnotbeinterruptedwithexternaldistractions.Your
courtesyandcooperationisrequired,expectedandappreciated.
Studentswhoviolatethispolicymaybeaskedtoleavetheclass.
Studentsmayuselaptops/netbooksinclassonlytoread/typenotes.
LateAssignmentPolicy:
Ifanassignmentisgivenwithaduedate,lateassignmentswillnotbeacceptedunlessthereisadocumented
extenuatingcircumstance.Assignmentsmustbesentviaemailnolaterthanmidnightontheduedate,unlessotherwise
specified.
Make-upExamPolicy:
Examsshouldbetakenatthescheduledtime,butifforsomereasonyoucannottaketheexamatthescheduledtime,
thentheexamwillbeplacedintheTestingCenterforyoutocomplete,butyoumustcommunicatewiththeProfessor
astowhatyouaregoingtodotomakeuptheexam.Nonotificationorfailuretotakeanexamwithinoneweekwill
resultinazerofortheexammissed.
WithdrawalPolicy:
Withdrawlfromacourseshouldalwaysbediscussedwithyourprofessors,otherwiseyoumaywithdrawfromone
coursewhenitwouldbemoreappropriatetowithdrawfromanothercourse.Alsoremember,ifyouaretakinga
lecture/labcourseandyouwithdrawfromthelecturecourse,youwillalsohavetowithdrawfromthelabcourse.
CollegePoliciesandWebInformation
AcademicDishonesty
Academicdishonestyincludesthefollowingactions,aswellasothersimilarconductaimedatmakingfalserepresentationwith
respecttothestudent'sacademicperformance:
(1)Cheatingonanexam,(2)Collaboratingwithothersonworktobepresented,ifcontrarytothestatedrulesofthecourse,
(3)Submitting,ifcontrarytotherulesofthecourse,workpreviouslysubmittedinanothercourse,(4)Knowinglyandintentionally
assistinganotherstudentinanyoftheaboveactions,includingassistanceinanarrangementwherebywork,classroom
performance,examination,orotheractivityissubmittedorperformedbyapersonotherthatthestudentunderwhosenamethe
workissubmittedorperformed,(5)Plagiarism.
PleaserefertothePalmBeachStateCollegeStudentHandbook(www.palmbeachstate.edu/currentforlinktothestudent
handbook).
ClassroomEtiquetteandStudentBehaviorGuidelines
Studentswilldemonstraterespectforprofessorsandfellowstudents.Behaviorthatisdisruptivetoapositivelearningenvironment
reportedbytheprofessorwillresultinawarningonthefirstinstance;thesecondinstancemightresultinexpulsionfromthecourse
orcampus.
ComputerCompetencyComponent
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CourseSyllabus–Classroom–InternetComponentClass
Eachstudentwill,tothesatisfactionoftheprofessor,demonstrateafundamentalunderstandingofbasiccomputeroperations
throughvariousprofessor-determinedexercisesand/orassignments.
DisabilitySupportServices
Studentswithdisabilitiesareadvised,incompliancewithfederalandstatelaws,thataccommodationsandservicesareavailable
throughtheofficeofDisabilitySupportServices(DSS).Itisthestudent'sresponsibilitytocontactDisabledStudentServicesAdvisors
andtosubmitappropriatedocumentationpriortoreceivingservices.Pleaseseethewebsiteatwww.palmbeachstate.edu/current
forwebaddressforDisabilitySupportServices.
Eating,DrinkingandSmoking
Eatinganddrinkingareconfinedtoareasdesignatedonthecampus.SmokingisnotpermittedinanyCollegebuildingandonlyin
areasdesignatedateachcampus.
FinalCourseGradeAppeal
Theevaluationofacademicworkistheresponsibilityofthefacultymember/instructor.Themethodforassigningthefinalcourse
gradeisestablishedbythefacultymember/instructor.PerBoardRule6Hx-18-3.191,faculty/instructorsshallcommunicatethe
gradingpolicyofthecoursetotheirstudentsinwriting.Ifthispolicychangesduringtheterm,studentsshouldbenotifiedofany
changesinwriting.Themethodtodeterminefinalcoursegradesmustbegiventostudentsinacoursesyllabusatthebeginningof
theclass.Shouldastudenthaveaquestionaboutafinalcoursegrade,pleasefollowtheproceduresasoutlinedinthestudent
handbook:www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-TermGradeReporting
Withinoneweekafterthecloseofthemid-termgradingperiod,mid-termgradeswillbemadeavailabletoallstudentsforeach
classbyeitherwrittennotificationorindividualconference.
StudentResponsibilityPolicy
WhenastudentattendstheCollege,s/hebecomessubjecttoitsjurisdiction.Studentsareexpectedtoconductthemselvesina
responsiblemanner,inallareasofcampuslife.Byenrolling,theypledgetoobeytherulesandregulationsoftheCollegeandare
responsibleforobservingallCollegepoliciesandproceduresaspublishedinthestudenthandbook,theCollegecatalogandother
Collegepublications.Thestudentwillberesponsibleforpreparingforclass,participatinginclass,andcompletingassignmentson
time.
PalmBeachStateWebsitesofInterest
Pleaseseethiswebpage(www.palmbeachstate.edu/current)foralistofwebaddressesforstudents.
WithdrawalPolicyforIndividualCourses
ThelastdaytowithdrawfromaCollegecoursewitha"W"gradeinthiscourseis(June13,2016).Itistheresponsibilityofthe
studenttousethePantherWebsystemorvisitacampusRegistrar’sofficetowithdraw.Anofficialwithdrawalentitlesthestudent
toagradeof"W"intheclass.
OtherInformationfromyourProfessor:
Therewillbemoredetailedcourseschedulesprovidedinthefirstweekofclass.
Althoughwedonotworkwithdangerousmicroorganisms,itisrequiredthatyouhavealaboratorycoatbeginningwith
lab5whenwebeginhandlingbacteriaandusingstains.Gloveswillalsobeavailableinthelab.
DepartmentContactInformation
Name:Dr.RobertvanderVelde
Telephone:561-207-5416
JobTitle:AssociateDeanofScience
OfficeLocation:SC-160
Email:[email protected]
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