BIOL 5254 - Principles of Microbiology

Credits: 
4
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

BIOL 2204 with grade C or better or BIOL 2504 with grade C or better) or (VETS 2013 with grade C or better or VETS 2014 with grade C or better or VETS 1203 with grade C or better or VETS 1214 with grade D or better) or (BIOL 1104 with grade C or better or BIOL 1404 with grade C or better)

Description: 

A survey of microorganisms, their structures, physiology, and identification, with the various medical and non-medical implications in our daily lives. Topics include prokaryotic cell structure and function; biochemical processes; physical and chemical factors that affect cell growth; classification and identification; and physical and chemical methods of control. A major portion of the course deals with the pathogenic properties of microorganisms and the body’s defense mechanisms including the functions of the immune systems. Laboratory topics include bacterial patient specimen collection and processing as done in a microbiology laboratory and pathogen identification and antibiotic sensitivity determination.

Lab Fee - $13

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