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Principles of Microbiology is a lab manual designed for an introductory allied health course for students who plan to apply to nursing, dental hygiene, and related clinical programs. Content covered includes safety, microscopy, aseptic technique, staining, control of growth, survey of eukaryotes, and identification of bacteria.
Each of the 10 modules include an introduction, experimental procedures with detailed background principles and learning outcomes, data tables to record observations, and a report with follow-up questions for analysis of results. The manual is suitable for use with OpenStax Microbiology.
The OER Course, Workbook, and Instructor's Guide are licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon this work non-commercially, as long as they credit the author and license their new creations under the identical terms.
This material was funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) of the U.S. Department of Education for the Open Textbooks Pilot grant awarded to Middlesex College for the Open Textbook Collaborative.
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