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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)


BIOM
Microbiology


BIOM 101   CAREERS IN MICROBIOLOGY

BIOM 103IN UNSEEN UNIVERSE: MICROBES

BIOM 107CS MOLECULES OF LIFE

BIOM 210RN PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE

BIOM 250   MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES:INFECTIOUS DISEASES

BIOM 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

BIOM 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

BIOM 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

BIOM 360   GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

BIOM 400   MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 

BIOM 410   MICROBIAL GENETICS

BIOM 415   MICROBIAL DIVERSITY, ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION

BIOM 421   CONCEPTS OF PLANT PATHOLOGY

BIOM 423   MYCOLOGY

BIOM 427   GENERAL PARASITOLOGY

BIOM 430   APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

BIOM 431   MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY

BIOM 432   MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY LAB

BIOM 435   VIROLOGY

BIOM 441   EUKARYOTIC PATHOGENS

BIOM 450   MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY

BIOM 452   SOIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

BIOM 453   VETERNINARY VIROLOGY

BIOM 455R   RESEARCH METHODS IN MICROBIOLOGY

BIOM 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

BIOM 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

BIOM 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

BIOM 494   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

BIOM 497   EDUCATIONAL METHODS: MICROBIOLOGY




Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)


BIOM 101 CAREERS IN MICROBIOLOGY
F 1 cr. LEC 1
-- The course introduces students to educational and career opportunities in the fields of medical, molecular, ecological, and environmental microbiology. The course introduces students to the various options in the microbiology degree program. It will emphasize the differences in the options and the employment opportunities in each once a degree has been obtained.

BIOM 103 IN UNSEEN UNIVERSE: MICROBES
F,S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
-- Beneficial and harmful effects of microorganisms on individual health, public health, food and water quality; are relevant to an informed citizen of the 21st century. Current news topics and historical perspectives are emphasized. Laboratory exercises investigate microbial activity in our everyday world.

BIOM 105CS INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY
F 3 cr. LEC 2 SEM 1
-- Introduction to an ever growing industry. Course is designed to demonstrate the current significance of biotechnology. Course is a multi-lecturer series dealing with ethics, business, and scientific technology. Cross-listed with BIOB 105.

BIOM 107CS MOLECULES OF LIFE
S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Introduction to uses of biological molecules for improving health and agriculture. Gene therapy and DNA fingerprinting are discussed in relation to social/moral issues. Intent of course is to help students develop a rational approach to evaluate cost/benefits of biotechnology to society.

BIOM 210RN PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE
F 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
-- Environmental programs and activities concerned with identification and control of physical-chemical-biological factors that impact human health; water pollution and treatment, food protection,air pollution, hazardous waste disposal, vector borne disease control, community sanitation, hazard control in institutional and occupational environments. The course emphasizes how human health is linked to the health of the environment.

BIOM 250 MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES:INFECTIOUS DISEASES
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Introduction to the world of microorganisms; prokaryotic cell structure, function and genetics; the immune response; etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment and control of important infectious diseases of humans.

BIOM 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BIOM 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BIOM 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1-3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of instructor.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

BIOM 360 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
F,S 5 cr. LEC 3 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 160 or BIOB 260.
COREQUISITE: CHMY 211 or CHMY 321.
-- An introduction to major topics and subdisciplines in microbiology including microbial diversity and classification, microbial anatomy and physiology, microbial genetics, microbial ecology, medical microbiology and immunology, epidemiology and public health, and biotechnology.

BIOM 400 MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
S 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360; Recommended BIOB 410.
-- Selected viral, bacterial and protozoan infections of man and domestic animals will be covered with an emphasis on disease process and immune responses.

BIOM 410 MICROBIAL GENETICS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360, BCH 380.
-- The students will become familiar with concepts in microbial genetics, including DNA replication, RNA, and protein biosynthesis. Other concepts covered in the course include bacteriophage and plasmid biology, gene regulation, mobile genetic elements, and the fundamentals of genetic engineering.

BIOM 415 MICROBIAL DIVERSITY, ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION
S alternate years, to be offered even years. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360, BCH 380, or consent of instructor
-- The diversity of procaryotic and eucaryotic microorganisms will be explored from both classical phenotypic and contemporary genotypic perspectives. The linkage between microbial diversity, its evolutionary origins, and its ecological value will be emphasized.

BIOM 421 CONCEPTS OF PLANT PATHOLOGY
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170IN.
-- An introductory course in the study of plant diseases. Includes plant pathogens, etiology of disease, and various control strategies.

BIOM 423 MYCOLOGY
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170IN.
-- This course surveys the immense diversity of fungi, including all major groups with emphasis on structures, life cycles, identification, and ecology. It provides a basis of knowledge for the rapidly expanding relevance of fungi in research, medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and industry.

BIOM 427 GENERAL PARASITOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
--Study of the life cycles, biochemistry, molecular parasitology, pathogenesis, identification and treatment of the major parasitic groups, including parasitic protozoa, monogeneans, digeneneans, cestodes, nematodes, acanthocephalans, and parasitic arthropods.

BIOM 430 APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360.
-- The course introduces students to complex concepts in water microbiology, food microbiology, sterility and disinfection, the use of microorganisms in manufacturing processes and in the degradation of contaminates in the environment.

BIOM 431 MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360.
-- Epidemiology and etiology of bacterial and viral diseases in humans with emphasis on biologic mechanisms; host defenses and responses to infections; Chemotherapy, prevention, and control of bacterial and viral diseases.

BIOM 432 MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY LAB
S 2 cr. LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 431.
-- Laboratory methods designed to teach techniques used in culturing and identifying bacterial pathogens and normal flora from clinical specimens. Procedures used to test the antibiotic susceptibility of pathogenic bacteria.

BIOM 435 VIROLOGY
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 260 or BIOB 425 or BCH 380 or consent of instructor.
-- Fundamentals of virology with emphasis on animal viruses of medical importance. Molecular aspects of structure, replication transmission and host response to viral infection will be covered.

BIOM 441 EUKARYOTIC PATHOGENS
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BCH 380 or equivalent.
-- The study of fungal structure, physiology and taxonomy, disease and host-parasite relationships; and procedures used to isolate and identify pathogenic fungi. Also, the study of biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of medically important parasites.

BIOM 450 MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BCH 380, BIOM 360.
-- An in-depth examination of microbial cell structure and function, bioenergetics, intermediary metabolism and its control, and the orchestration and regulation of cellular functions that enable microbes to adapt to and survive in their environment.

BIOM 452 SOIL & ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered odd years, LEC 3.
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 143, ENSC 245.
-- Microorganisms in soil environments: Focuses on soil microbial ecology, emphasizing relevant aspects of: i) microbial metabolism, physiology and genetics; ii) plant-microbe interactions; and iii) biotransformations of inorganic or organic contaminants.

BIOM 453 VETERINARY VIROLOGY
On Demand 1 cr.
PREREQUISITE: IBID 410 series or consent of instructor.
-- Course covers basic theories of virus replication in cells and provides practical experience in methods for virus culture, quantification, and identification.

BIOM 455R RESEARCH METHODS IN MICROBIOLOGY
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BCH 380.
-- Fundamentals of research methodology for undergraduate and graduate students in microbiology and related disciplines. Theory and application of techniques, reagents, and instrumentation will be emphasized in the lecture and laboratory. The emphasis in the course will be on recombinant DNA methodology, and the safe and effective use of radioisotopes.

BIOM 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BIOM 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BIOM 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

BIOM 494 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
F,S 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360 and junior standing.
-- Senior capstone course. Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material. When taken in the senior year, this course fulfills the senior capstone course requirement.

BIOM 497 EDUCATIONAL METHODS:MICROBIOLOGY
F,S,Su 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 431.
-- Instruction and practice in effective teaching methods; practice in preparing laboratory materials, assisting a class and grading.

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