Apr 20, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

BIO 240 - Microbiology For Industrial Applications


Course Description: A practical study of microorganisms, with an emphasis on the isolation, culture, characterization, and laboratory manipulation of these organisms. Approaches microbiology from a microbial ecology viewpoint as it relates to the biotechnical and applied industrial microbiology laboratory. Use of experimental protocols, standard operating procedures, good laboratory practices, the scientific method, and the laboratory notebook are stressed. 3 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101, BIO 131, and CHE 121; and completion or concurrent with TMA 100.
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe microbe anatomy and biochemistry as they relate to biological systems
  • Perform laboratory exercises using good laboratory practices to show proficiency in microscopy, staining, cell culture and other standard bacteriological techniques
  • Interpret data and summarize results in graphic and mathematical form using good documentation practices 
  • Describe basic microbial genetics, molecular biology, genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology
  • Use experimental data to deduce the identity of unknown bacteria
  • Demonstrate industrial gowning techniques

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