Courses Details

EPID504: Polymicrobial Communities Laboratory

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Rickard, Alex
  • Last offered Fall 2017
  • Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor
  • Description: This laboratory course provides an opportunity for students to become familiar with approaches and techniques to studying microbial diversity. Techniques to describe microbial diversity at the structural, behavioral, and ecosystem level will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on approaches to understand diversity within the human microbiome and environmental systems as well as the interactions between them.
  • Learning Objectives: Three learning objectives include: (1) Learn and perform laboratory techniques to describe microbial diversity as well approaches to analyze the results of experiments. (2) Realize the impact microbes on the environment as well as on the human microbiome and understand how these communities may interact with one-another. (3) Participate in a scientifically-based class debates and contribute towards the formulation of laboratory experiments.
  • This course is cross-listed with Pilot course so not yet cross-listed but upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students from other departments will be considered. in the Pilot course so not yet cross-listed but upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students from other departments will be considered. department.
Concentration Competencies that EPID504 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EPID Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology MPH Demonstrate sterile technique and an understanding of fundamental lab safety measures EPID504