End of course material
As repeated in class today, the final exam in Singleton Microbiology lecture will occur either on Wednesday, May 4th or Thursday, May 5th, during your scheduled time for the lab section. That is, if you normally have lab from 8 to 10:45 on Wednesday, your final will be on Wednesday at that time. If you have lab on Thursday, your final will be during your lab time on Thursday. Note that this only applies for those students in the Singleton lecture. There will be no class meeting on that Wednesday.
New material following the 4th exam will include:
- Gram variable bacteria: Chapter 21
- Viruses: Chapter 13
- Specific viruses: Chapters 24 and 25
- Additionally, the chapter on Introduction to Genetics (Chapter 7) will be VERY helpful to understand viruses
- Fungi: Chapter 22
- Background material fungi from Chapter 12 (pages will be listed in class)
- Protozoa: Chapter 23
The above schedule is ambitious, and I do not expect that we will get through it all. We will cover the material on Gram variable microorganisms and viruses by the last lecture.
The final exam for this course is cumulative. A significant portion of the final (approximately 40%) will draw on the final series of lectures dealing with our discussion of the above listing of pathogenic microorganisms. However, there are a number of topics that I consider of critical importance for which we will be responsible from the first 4 exams.
These will include:
- Chapter 3 Cell Structure; pp 56-66,72-76,80-85
- Chapter 4 Microscopy; pp 97-105,108-112
- Chapter 6 Nutrition; pp 166-172, 176-179, 185-189
- Chapter 9 Control; pp 258-261, 263-270, 277
- Chapter 10 Antibiotics; pp 285-299 (understand the mechanisms of drug killing, not specific examples of antibiotics)
- Chapter 14 Infection; pp 402-416, 418-420, 423
- Chapter 15, Innate Immunity; pp 436-440, 444-448,451-453
- Chapter 16, Adaptive Immunity, pp 460, 463-464, 466-471, 482-485
- Chapter 19 Gr+ bugs; pp 534-543 (Staph & Strep)
- Chapter 20 Gr- bugs; pp 574-583 (Enterics)