CLASS DISCUSSION-UNIT I
History and Morphology
- Read and Study: Chapter 1: "The Microbial World and You"
- The graphic map will highlight the main concepts.
- Video 1: "The Microbial Universe" view and reflect on it.
- Write out the answer to one of the critical thinking
and one of the Clinical Application questions on p. 26.
- Become familiar with the use of Microbiology Interaction Student tutorial, the CD ROM that accompanies this text. It will reinforce concepts presented in class and hopefully the visual will enable you to internalize what we discuss. You may fine Microbes in Motion,- a CD-Rom - helpful to clarify and elaborate on microbial concepts.
- View: One of the following videotapes and keep reflecting on the values seen in the tape and how they compare to your values and your reading of the values of society. A worksheet will be distributed in class for you to complete after you view a video. This will be the basis for your group discussion.
To find the videos, go to the reserve desk in the library and either select course: Bi 251 and look for the title or look under
- MICROBES AND MEN (Early History)
- Men of Little Faith
- A Germ Is Life
- Rabies: Certain Death
- Dr. I. Semmelweis: The Search for the Magic Bullet
- E. coli 157 or (Current History)
- The Brain Eater (Mad Cow Disease)
There are other tapes on reserve; do not use these at this time.
N.B. Try to read the chapter before I discuss it in class and write down questions of ideas that are not clear. We will discuss the chapters in class.
- View video #2: "The Unity of Living Systems"
- Read Ch 4: "Functional Anatomy of Procaryotic and Eucharyotic Cells" and chapter 10 "Classification of Microorganisms"
- Use the Graphic Map to organize your information. "Inspiration" is a simple mapping software packet both in the Mac Lab and in the IBM (Dos) lab. If you do not know how to use it, contact me and I will give you a directional work sheet to assist you in learning this software package.
- View the Multimedia Package "The Microbial World" in the Mac Lab or in 210 TLC if you haven't yet done so.
- Try to understanding the science in what you are doing. The CD ROM's on reserve and the Multimedia packet in the MAC lab are there for your use as resources that hopefully will assist you in visualizing and connecting ideas.
- Write out the answer to a Critical Thinking question that you selected on p. 110 and the Clinical Application question on p. 111. This set of answers by you will be collected with your first assessment.
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