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MMG 101 Week 1 Notes

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MMG 101 Week 1 Notes MMG 101

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These notes cover the first week of classes including the class schedule and syllabus.
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Douglas Johnson and Brenda Tessman
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mmg101, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, UVM




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Date Created: 09/05/16
MMG101 COURSE INFORMATION – FALL 2016 INSTRUCTOR: Douglas Johnson, Ph.D., 202 Stafford, 656­8203, LAB DIRECTOR: Brenda Tessmann, 114A Stafford, 656­8254, CLASS TIME: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:20 – 3:10, Rm. 103 Rowell LAB TIMES: Tuesdays and Thursdays:   A01 (Rm. 103 Stafford); A02 (Rm. 104 Stafford) – 10:10­12:00 AM A03 (Rm. 103 Stafford); A04 (Rm. 104 Stafford) – 1:10­3:00 PM A05 (Rm. 103 Stafford); A06 (Rm. 104 Stafford) – 4:10­6:00 PM TAs: Graduate TAs:  See Blackboard site Undergraduate TAs:  See Blackboard site TEXTBOOK: Prescott’s Microbiology, 9  Edition – recommended       GRADING: Grades are posted and continually updated on Blackboard Grade Center 3 lecture exams + 1 non­cumulative final exam (equally weighted) 9 online quizzes – lowest quiz grade is dropped 60% of grade – four exams + quiz average (weighted as one exam) 40% of grade – averaged laboratory grades STUDENTS MUST PASS THE LECTURE AND LABORATORY TO PASS THE COURSE!! Grades in this course are NOT scaled.  Grade assignments are as follows: + 97 – 100 = A 93  –  96 = A 90  –  92 = A­ 87  –  89 = B+ 83  –  86 = B 80  –  82 = B­ 77  –  79 = C+ 73  –  76 = C 70  –  72 = C­ 67  –  69 = D+ 63  –  66 = D 60  –  62 = D ­  < 60 = F                                     MMG 101 LECTURE SCHEDULE – FALL 2016 Date Topic Chapter(s) 8/29 Introduction to Microbiology & Infectious Disease 1 8/31 Power of Plagues 1 9/2 Microscopy and Staining 2 9/5 NO CLASS – LABOR DAY 9/7 Taxonomy, Diversity, and Evolution     1, 19 9/9  QUIZ 1 Microbial Cell Walls 3, 4 9/12 Membranes, Protein Transport, Flagellar Motility 3, 4, 15.5 9/14 Chemotaxis, Capsules, Organelles 3, 5, 14.5 9/16 QUIZ 2 Microbial Nutrition and Growth 7, 11, 36.3 9/19 Chemical & Physical Inhibitors of Growth 8 9/21 Metabolism and Respiration 10, 11 9/23 EXAM 1 9/26 Photoautotrophy and Anabolism 11, 12 9/28 Chemolithotrophy and Biogeochemical Cycles 11, 28 9/30  QUIZ 3 Environmental Microbiology & Microbial Ecology 7, 29­31 10/3    Applied Microbiology 41­43 10/5 Microbial DNA Structures 6, 13, 27 10/7 QUIZ 4 Microbial Transcription & Translation 13, 14 10/10  NO CLASS – FALL RECESS 14, 15 10/12 Regulation of Gene Expression & Cellular Processes 16 10/14 Mechanisms of Genetic Variations 18 10/17 EXAM 2 10/19 Microbial Genomics 6, 27 10/21 QUIZ 5 Virology – Animal Viruses 37 10/24 Epidemiology & Public Health 32 10/26 Microbial Interactions & Normal Microbiota 35 10/28 QUIZ 6 Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis 33 10/31 Nonspecific Defenses: Innate Immunity 34 11/2  Specific Defenses:  Adaptive Immunity 34, 36 11/4 Immunization and Immune Testing 34 11/7 EXAM 3 11/9 Autoimmune Diseases & Immune Deficiencies 9 11/11 Antimicrobial Drugs 9 11/14 QUIZ 7 Antibiotic Resistance 38­40 11/16 Skin Diseases 38­40 11/18 QUIZ 8 Nervous System Diseases 38­40 11/21­25 NO CLASSES – THANKSGIVING RECESS 11/28 Respiratory Diseases – Bacteria 38­40 11/30 Respiratory Diseases – Viruses 38­40 12/2 QUIZ 9 Sexually­Transmitted Diseases – Bacteria   38­40 12/5 Sexually­Transmitted Diseases – Viruses 38­40 12/7 Gastrointestinal Diseases 38­40 12/9 Systemic Diseases 38­40 12/12 EXAM 4 1:30 – 4:15 pm; Rowell 103 EXAMS AND QUIZZES: Exams 1­3:    Dates are posted on the Lecture Schedule  In­class exams will encompass the material that was covered since the previous exam  50­minute time limit  Extra time will only be given to students with ACCESS permission  Format is the same for all exams:  True/False, Multiple Choice, Short Answer questions  Make­up or early exams will only be given by permission of the instructor and only if the instructor is  notified by email of the scheduled absence at least 2 weeks in advance.  Emergency situations in  accordance with the UVM Guidelines will be addressed on a case­by­case basis Final Exam:  Non­cumulative exam encompassing the material that was covered since the third exam  3 hour time limit  Extra time will only be given to students with ACCESS permission  Format is the same for all exams:  True/False, Multiple Choice, Short Answer questions  Make­up or early exams will only be given by permission of the instructor and only if the instructor is  notified by email of the scheduled absence at least 2 weeks in advance.  Emergency situations in  accordance with the UVM Guidelines will be addressed on a case­by­case basis Quizzes:  9 online quizzes; one due each week (except exam weeks)  Quizzes will be available on the Blackboard course site under the Online Quizzes section  Quizzes will become available after class on Wednesdays and must be completed by 2:20 pm (class  time) on Friday, at which time they will become unavailable  10­minute time limit online; you must finish the quiz at one login sitting!!    If you switch to another browser window or application (e.g. Powerpoint) while taking the quiz,  Blackboard will log you out of the quiz – don’t do this!!!!!  Quizzes will encompass the material covered since the previous quiz  Format:  5 True/False; 5 Multiple Choice  The lowest Quiz grade will be dropped at the end of the semester; the remaining 8 grades will be  averaged and weighted as 1 exam grade in your final lecture grade  There are no make­up quizzes.  You will have 2 days to take the quiz, so an excuse that the  Blackboard site was not available will not be accepted!!  Rarely, Blackboard will crash while you are taking the quiz. It is your responsibility to make sure that  your computer of choice is compatible with Blackboard and to contact the Blackboard Administrator  on campus if there is an ongoing issue.  This is not a valid excuse; you can count that quiz as the one  dropped quiz.


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