District Syllabus
Applied Microbiology Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1
Contact Hours: 2
Laboratory Fee: $88
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: MCB1000 Applied Microbiology
Catalog Description: Laboratory course to complement MCB 1000. Students will study microorganisms to develop an understanding of how they interact with man.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Duncan, et. al.. Applied Microbiology Lab Manual, 1st ed., Bent Tree Press, 2008. ISBN: 9781602501300
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Use the microscope efficiently and effectively.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate aseptic technique when working with bacterial cultures.
  3. Inoculate bacterial cultures to test media and evaluate test results.
  4. Prepare and interpret a Gram stain.
  5. Describe how to identify unknown organisms when given flow charts and access to written test protocols.
  6. Follow basic safety procedures when working in the laboratory with live bacterial cultures.
Course Learning Outcomes:
See expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section 
being taught.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the polices of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.