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RODP Micro Biology ?

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Anyone on here taken RODP Microbiology class. I'm just wondering what the load was like (exams, quizzes, discussion ?'s, and labs) Are the exams open book or are they proctored? Do you grow your own cultures?

Thanks for any insight..

I took it over the summer so the schedule may have been a little more accelerated, but we had about 8 exams(about 1 per week), all closed book and the midterm and the final were proctored. They ranged from about 80-150 questions or so depending on the chapters. There were also several assignments where you just answered basic questions. Those were more time consuming than difficult. As far as the labs...part was a computer program. You had to identify unknown microorganisms running the correct tests with proper "procedures" within a certain number of virtual days. I became a pro at those so let me know if you need help.:D

I was taking this class through the entire summer while I took A&P I the first half and A&PII the second half so I'm having a hard time remembering all of the detail. Hope this helps ya!

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I am currently taking RODP Microbiology and I'm happy with it. I also took A&P I through RDOP and it was a nightmare. Micro is totally different. The modules are laid out in a very manageable way and it's not overload. The lab is VirtualUnknown (computer simulation), and only 3 of those. Tests are not open book-usualy 50 questions with 55 minutes to complete. There is one proctored lab test and then the Lecture final is proctored. I currently have an A, so it is definitely doable. I would recommend this class.

I did this over the summer too. I found it very time-consuming for an online class- the assignments, term paper, tests, and virtual unknowns all squished into 8 weeks. You basically have to teach yourself the material, and you don't get to do the "fun" lab stuff which helps if you're a visual learner. I would have preferred to take it in a classroom, but I'm glad I did it and got it out of the way before nursing classes began.

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I'm so glad you asked this question. I need to take this next summer. I took A&P 1&2 in mini-mesters over the summer and it was intense, but the schedule doesn't work for me to take Micro IRL during summer - so RODP or Nashville State it is....

I'll be watching this thread for further info! THANKS.

I took it through RODP and I don't recommend it. I don't feel like the virtual lab taught me anything and I think it would have been a better experience taking it in a face to face class.

i just took it - i'm taking the final on thursday! it wasn't bad. i'm horrible at science...i mean horrible! and i'm expecting to come out with a B and that was with very little effort. the virtual lab was confusing until you got the hang of it - i just made sure to start on assignments a few days early so i wasn't pressed for time. i have the book/lab CD if you want to buy it email me!

Hey- did you have proctored test too for micro? if so, was it at school ? What were the assignments and test like? I'm thinking about taking this class online- just wanna make sure it transfers over.

all of the tests are online. the only ones that are proctored are the midterm and the final - you have to go to school and take it online with someone supervising. for the tests you take at home, there's a program called "lockdown browser" so you can't google answers and cheat.

the assignments weren't bad - you can start working on them early so don't wait until the last minute. the most confusing thing was the "virtual lab" but you can try as many times as it takes to get it right before turning it in. i spent literally the biggest part of 2 days trying to get it right the first time - but after that it wasn't so bad.

i got a B and i was happy. i put in work, but i didn't study all the time or anything. i'm a crammer.

Did you buy the book or was all the information you needed online? Also- were the test multiple choice? how were the lab exams? and last but not least - how much time do you get on the exams?

Sry for all the questions. Just wanna be prepared when I take it.

Thanks so much!

Did you buy the book or was all the information you needed online? Also- were the test multiple choice? how were the lab exams? and last but not least - how much time do you get on the exams?

Sry for all the questions. Just wanna be prepared when I take it.

Thanks so much!

you have to buy the book and also a lab CD - mine were around $250 all together. i'm going to put mine up for sale sometime for $150 if you're interested, send me a message.

most of the exams were 50 questions and you had 50 minutes to answer.