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MICR 130: General Microbiology (3 credits)

Course Description

Fundamentals of microbiology, growth, development, and classification of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and algae; roles of microorganisms in the environment and human affairs: medical microbiology, immunology, and applied microbiology for food sanitation and public health. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the main morphological characteristics, growth, reproduction and classification of algae, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and helminthes.
  • Discuss etiologies, reservoirs of infection, modes of transmission, signs, symptoms, and treatments and/or methods of prevention of common infectious diseases of humans.
  • Describe the basic principles of molecular genetics as they relate to cell division, mutation, genetic engineering, protein synthesis, bacterial virulence, and antibiotic resistance.
  • Describe pathogenicity, immunity and allergies.

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