BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

General Microbiology



$ 564.00

Instructor: Richard A Robison PhD
Credits: 3.00

Course Currently Unavailable


Any biology course. Recommended: Any chemistry course.


Microbial world, emphasizing communicable diseases, their causes and control.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: The Microbial World and You
Lesson 2: Observing Microorganisms through the Microscope
Lesson 3: Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
Lesson 4: Microbial Metabolism
Lesson 5: Microbial Growth
Lesson 6: The Control of Microbial Growth
Lesson 7: Classification of Microorganisms
Lesson 8: The Eukaryotes--Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths
Lesson 9: Viruses, Viroids, and Prions
Lesson 10: Environmental Microbiology
Lesson 11: Applied and Industrial Microbiology
Lesson 12: Antimicrobial Drugs
Lesson 13: Principles of Disease and Epidemiology
Lesson 14: Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
Lesson 15: Innate Immunity--Nonspecific Defenses of the Host
Lesson 16: Adaptive Immunity--Specific Defenses of the Host
Lesson 17: Practical Applications of Immunology
Lesson 18: Disorders Associated with the Immune System
Lesson 19: Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes
Lesson 20: Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System
Lesson 21: Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
Lesson 22: Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System
Lesson 23: Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System
Lesson 24: Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Recommended for students seeking a liberal education in microbiology who do not have the prerequisites to take the more advanced courses.

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