2019-2020 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

BIO 130 Micro & Infectious Disease

(Contact Hours: 6) This is a basic microbiology course that introduces students to the principles of microbiology with an emphasis on health career applications. The class provides introductory biochemistry and eukaryotic cell biology necessary to understand the human microbiome in health and disease as well as the foundations of medical microbiology. Lecture and discussion sessions present the principles of microbiological morphology, physiology, reproduction, and pathology. Laboratory exercises develop themes in chemistry, enzyme activity, and standard microbiology lab skills in the identification, culture, control, and assay of microorganisms. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of CHM 100 is REQUIRED.