BIOL210 - Microbiology

Credits: 4

This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of microbiology. Topics covered include: the nature and behavior of microorganisms; principles of growth and reproduction of microorganisms; identification of microorganisms using staining, pure culture, biochemical and antigenic techniques; and the epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, and appropriate control measures for microbial diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminthes. Students are required to have protective eyewear (available in the bookstore) and lab coats for the first lab session.

Prerequisites

C or better in high school biology or C or better in BIOL 041.

Required course for