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Principles of microbiology and cell biology are covered, emphasizing microbial and viral structure, physiology, genetics, growth, pathogenesis and control. Specific and non-specific defenses will be explored in detail along with the dynamics of the spread of epidemics. The biology and medical implications of HIV infection will be addressed. Students will be responsible for understanding major features of approximately 60-80 microbial diseases.


Trained tutors and a variety of resources are available in the Learning Commons to assist with these topics, including a microscope and slides. Student should bring their notes, course handouts and assignments with them.











 Textbook Information

Hardcopies of this textbook are available for use at the Science tables in the Learning Commons.
Microbiology cover.jpg This site requires the course ID to register, see your instructor.

The Microbiology place This dynamic online study tool contains a wealth of resources including self-paced tutorials, review questions, quizzes, career information, in-depth case studies, lessons, PowerPoint lecture outlines, new pre-lab activities, access to Research Navigator, flash cards, and more. Login required.

Concepts maps can be found in the Microbiology place and the mastering microbiology site in the study area.

 Other Useful Links


These are additional resources that our staff and students have found helpful.​

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases: Biodenfense

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases: First-Line Treatment of TB
for Drug-Sensitive TB

BioMed Online

Dolan DNA Learning Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC home page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Vaccines and Immunization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Parasite Image Library

Contact Information

For more information contact the Learning Commons by phone (850) 201-8193 or e-mail

7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mon - Thu
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fri

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Students can get additional help by accessing Smarthinking via Canvas
TCC strives to make all materials accessible to all individuals. Please contact (850) 201-8193 for materials in alternative format.

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