BIOL 221 - Microbiology
(3,3) 4 Credits
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102 General Biology II and CHEM 103 General Chemistry I .
A comprehensive study of microorganisms including morphology, physiology, genetics, evolution, identification and classification will be covered. The course will include the role and impact of microorganisms in health, medicine, biotechnology, ecology and industrial applications with an emphasis on pathogen-host interactions. The methods to culture, control and identify microbes will be discussed with the laboratory component providing practical skills in this area. The laboratory will include techniques such as, culture methods, asceptic technique, microscopy, metabolic and physiological tests, bacterial isolation and identification, and molecular and serological analysis.
Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.
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