I'm taking Microbiology this term, as well.
My professor has a terminal degree in the subject, so she REALLY knows her stuff. She's from Calcutta, so it was a bit hard to understand her accent at first. We're all getting used to it, though, because her lectures are interesting. She's also very funny.
She expects us to know the material, but every one of her test questions come straight from lecture. So, if you go and pay attention, you've got good chances.
The best part, though, is that she also teaches our lab section. It's a huge change for me; I usually have, in the past, had graduate students teaching my labs.
Wow, this was really disjointed. Hmm. Guess that's what I get for trying to read the boards while high on cold medication.