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BIOL 133 - Principles of Microbiology

(3,3) 4 Credits

General Education Course: Science (lab)
Prerequisite(s): MATH 020 - Elementary Algebra  and one of the following: BIOL 124 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I , BIOL 101 - General Biology I , or BIOL 111 - Principles of Biology .
This course focuses on the interrelationship between the host and microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on the causative agents of disease and their identification, pathogenesis, transmission, and control in laboratory, clinical and residential settings. The fundamental concepts of microbial evolution, genetics, and metabolism will be covered as well as an overview of virology, protozoology, mycology and immunology. Fundamental microbiological methods such as aseptic technique, culture methods, microscopy, metabolic and physiological tests, bacterial isolation and identification, and molecular analysis will be covered. (Biology majors should take BIOL 221 - Microbiology  . Credit will not be granted for both courses.) Three hours of lecture and a three hour laboratory session per week.


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