BIOL-2624 Principles of Microbiology
A study of the microbes, parasites, and infectious elements (e.g., viruses, prions), including the fundamentals of chemistry as applied to metabolism, cell structure and activity of antimicrobial agents. The student will gain a thorough understanding of the practical implications of public health microbiology including microbial control in sanitation, epidemiology and a thorough knowledge of host defenses including details of the immune system function, virulence, immunology and histopathology. The course will also cover a practical application of microbiology in medical testing, vaccination, and treatment of disease. Lecture - 3 hours; Laboratory - 2 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.