Sep 25 microbiology lecture: Learning objectives and review questions

This week, lectures 3 and 4 of your course are about:
Classification and Identification of Microbes.
(Part1/Chapter 2 in your book)

The following are the learning objectives for this lecture. Use them as review questions to guide you through your study. They tell you what is more important in this chapter… Feel free to suggest more questions and to ask for details in the comments section. Please include your name and student# if you wish follow-up on your questions.

Note: The learning objectives are mainly taken from Bauman’s Microbiology which is one of the textbooks I use to prepare your lectures.

Learning Objectives/ Review Questions:

* Define binomial nomenclature.
* Discuss the purposes of classification and identification of organisms.
* Discuss the difficulties in defining species of microorganisms.
* Describe the historical attempts to classify living organisms.
* List and describe the three domains proposed by Carl Woese.
* Compare and contrast fungi, algae, and plants
* Compare and contrast bacteria and archaea.
* Mention the main differences between rickettsiae, chlamidiae, and mycoplasma.
* Mention the different bacterial shapes.
* Mention the differences between spirochaetes and spirilla.
* Discuss whether viruses are living organisms.
* Describe how viruses and prions propagate.

If you can answer the above questions, you know it all!

8 Responses to “Sep 25 microbiology lecture: Learning objectives and review questions”

  1. hossam khaled Says:

    First i want to thank you about your efforts, Dr.
    Your idea about the website is amazing;
    and I hope if all department of micro teachers follow your step
    as this saves time for us and makes us more interested in the explanations at the lecture not in writing notes.
    If all departments of faculty did that …… will be so good
    thanks again doctor

  2. Radwa Raed Says:

    Salamo3alekom doctor
    This is so amazing
    especially the articles, besides the actual studying
    pretty interesting stuff to read

    Thank you very much for this work

  3. kombo Says:

    thanks Dr.Ramy and all the department for ur efforts by the way your lecture was so beautiful I really enjoyed it

    But the lecture notes has alot of text and I’ve been lost between lines so plz tell me what to do to keep the lecture in my mind

    thanx for ur cooperation

  4. eslam Says:

    Thank you Dr. Ramy,
    please , try to persuade all the lecturers in the department to do your good step.

  5. Eman Adel Says:

    The lecture was very brilliant Dr. Rami, the site also very delicate and I wish you could Beach idea lectures on the site at the earliest opportunity.
    I want a close examination in the lab about lectures to assess ourselves. i hope to change prelab time in a nother day.
    thanks so much Dr, Ramy

  6. Manar Mazen Says:

    Dr. i just want to say BIG FAT HUGE THANK U for ur effort
    this modern way of learning is wonderful, may allah be e\ us all
    carry on, we r all e\ u

  7. RKA Says:

    Thank you all for taking the time to come here, read the posts, and leave comments. As you know a large number of students spend the first two months doing nothing about the lectures and then just get some summaries to memorize before the exam. I really appreciate that you are here.

    It’s hard for me to reply to every comment; I’ll only reply to some specific points.

    – Kombo wrote:
    “But the lecture notes has a lot of text and I’ve been lost between lines so plz tell me what to do to keep the lecture in my mind”
    I agree that the lecture notes are pretty long. At least my part is really long- I confess! But the purpose of these notes is to provide you with information and understanding as well. You don’t need to “put everything in your mind.”

    For example, for Chapter 2 (Identification and Classification) you only really need to answer these questions (or learning objectives) I listed above. You need to know the keywords under each title. Mainly try to know the differences between every type/class of microbes. That’s all.
    In the future, I will give you additional learning tools and some tips. For now, just focus on understanding. If you have time to go through the whole Chapter 2, use a fluorescent highlighter (marker) or some colored pen and underline or highlight the keywords.
    Find out the definitions; these are important and need to be memorized. Make a big table with all the terms and their definitions (what is a bacterium, archaeon, fungus, etc… what is a domain, a kingdom. What you really need to understand is: why viruses are different from all cellular forms? Why archaea are in a specific domain? how are eukaryotes and prokaryotes different? etc…

    Eman Adel said: “I want a close examination in the lab about lectures to assess ourselves. i hope to change prelab time in a nother day.”
    There will be three or four quizzes during the semester. I will also keep giving you review questions to test yourselves and I will show you links to some exams on the net.
    My quiz will be 30 October. Dr. Aymen may have an earlier quiz or may have it on 30 Oct. as well.
    I can’t do anything about prelab time. We need to discuss it after Ramadan with those who are in charge with reserving the lecture halls.

    Good luck for all of you and try to enjoy microbiology as much as you can

  8. sara Says:

    Thank you Dr.Ramy
    gazakom Allah kol 5yr.
    For the first time, I was very happy in a lecture!

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