BIO-227 : Microbiology

A course designed to provide students with an introduction to the biology of micro-organisms, particularly bacteria, fungi, protozoa, helminths, and viruses that are agents of human disease. Emphasis is on the biological bases for clinical activities in disinfecting and sanitation, infection control and prevention, and antimicrobial chemotherapies. Host defenses, the immune response, and immunotherapies are also examined. Includes practical experience in bacteriological and immunological lab techniques. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. 4 credits PREREQUISITES: BIO 201, BIO 202, AND CHM 105 OR BIO 205, 206 AND CHM 111-113, CHM 112-114.