BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

General Microbiology



$ 579.00

Instructor: Richard A Robison PhD
Credits: 3.00

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Any biology course. Recommended: Any chemistry course.


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

Course Content:

Unit 1: A Brief History of Microbiology
Unit 2: Cell Structure and Function
Unit 3: Microscopy, Staining, and Classification
Unit 4: Microbial Metabolism
Unit 5: Microbial Nutrition and Growth
Unit 6: Controlling Microbial Growth in the Environment
Unit 7: Controlling Microbial Growth in the Body
Unit 8: Innate Immunity
Unit 9: Adaptive Immunity
Unit 10: Immunization and Immune Testing
Unit 11: Immune Disorders
Unit 12: Pathogenic Gram-Positive Bacteria
Unit 13: Pathogenic Gram-Negative Cocci and Bacilli
Unit 14: Rickettsias, Chlamydias, Spirochetes, and Vibrios
Unit 15: Characterizing and Classifying Viruses, Viroids, and Prions
Unit 16: Pathogenic DNA Viruses
Unit 17: Pathogenic RNA Viruses
Unit 18: Industrial and Environmental Microbiology

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.

   No Materials required for this course!