Printing: The best way for students to print out the PowerPoint Show is to download the PDF version. Select Print, and, when the Print screen comes up, go to the Print Handling options. Under Page Scaling, select "Multiple pages per sheet", Under Pages per sheet, select "2". That uses up less paper, placing two slides on each page.
You have free access to a large collection of materials used in a college-level introductory microbiology course. The Virtual Microbiology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including PowerPoint Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions and Practice Test Questions.
What is the difference between normal flora, opportunistic pathogens and "full-time" pathogens?
What is a nosocomial infection?
Compare mutualism, commensalism & parasitism.
Know the microbes that we met in this lecture and their relevance to the topics discussed: Yersenia pestis and the Black Plague, Smallpox, Influenza.
What is influenza? What type of microbe is it caused by? What are the current recommendations for flu prevention and vaccination? Explore the information on the Flu.gov website to learn more about influenza.
are used in an actual, live college microbiology course.
Anyone taking, teaching or interested in biology may find these materials helpful and is welcome to use them.
Play Pandemic 2 a video game of strategy, where you try to become a successful pandemic microbe and infect the world. My teenage daughter and I recommend this one to you.
“Quarantine” a scary movie about a new infectious disease.
“Contagion” great dramatic movie that realistically depicts what could happen in outbreak of a novel, virulent infectious disease. (Click here for extra credit assignment on movie. If you are in my class, make sure that this is actually assigned before you do it.)