Aug 10, 2020
BI 220 - Medical Microbiology
Credits: (4 credits)
A study of the physiology and pathogenicity of microorganisms, primarily bacteria and viruses, as functional entities and in relation to human life including an introduction to the immune response. Laboratory work includes methods of microbial culturing, identification, staining, and use of sterile technique.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:
- The importance of microbiology in human health;
- The interplay of host and microbe in the disease process;
- Identify the medically important microorganisms;
- The clinical presentations for the human diseases caused by microorganisms;
- Understand the immune response and the hypersensitivity reactions;
- Proper use of the light microscope to examine microorganisms;
- Perform and interpret Gram and Acid-Fast stains;
- Use aseptic technique in the laboratory.
This course is not open to Biology majors.
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