Dr. Guiton's Courses

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

BIOL 230
Introduction to microbiology (Lecture & Lab)

In this introductory course, students will learn about beneficial and harmful microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. We will look at the role of microbes in health, disease, and their natural environment. In the lab, we will practice handling microorganisms. We will learn how to grow them and methods to identify them, which is important for diagnostics purposes. The course is designed for health sciences and nursing students.

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BIOL 434
Molecular microbiology

Molecular principles underlying basic microbial processes, such as regulation of growth, molecular determination of virulence, and phylogenetic relationships between microorganisms.

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BIOL 497
Issues in Biological Science

This course focuses on issues associated with Women in Science, specifically in biological sciences and related fields. Readings and discussions will center on women¿s scientific contributions throughout history, challenges they had to overcome and the ones they currently face as scientists, and approaches to reduce the gender gap in science.

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Fall 2017

BIOL 2025
Introduction to microbiology (Lecture & Lab)

In this introductory course, students will learn about beneficial and harmful microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. We will look at the role of microbes in health, disease, and their natural environment. In the lab, we will practice handling microorganisms. We will learn how to grow them and methods to identify them, which is important for diagnostics purposes. The course is designed for health sciences and nursing students.

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Winter 2018

BIOL 3441
Biomedical Parasitology

One of Dr. Guiton's favorite topics in microbiology. We will enter the amazing, very diverse world of parasites (Protozoans, helminths, arthropods). We will learn about the history of parasitology (highlighting some of the pioneers), the biology of parasites, the disease they cause, the molecular mechanisms underlying their interactions with their hosts (entry, attachment, nutrient acquisition, replication, and immune evasion). We'll also touch on the epidemiology of parasitic infections, their public health impact, as well as prevention, diagnosis, and treatments of these infections. Concepts of microbial pathogenesis will be emphasized. Students will be able to improve on their writing skills as well as oral communication skills through small group projects. In class discussions of case studies and hands on activities will supplement the lecture.

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Spring 2018

BIOL 2025
Introduction to microbiology (Lecture & Lab)

In this introductory course, students will learn about beneficial and harmful microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. We will look at the role of microbes in health, disease, and their natural environment. In the lab, we will practice handling microorganisms. We will learn how to grow them and methods to identify them, which is important for diagnostics purposes. The course is designed for health sciences and nursing students.

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