BIO 440 - Medical Microbiology
A concept-based approach to microbiology for allied health profession students. Topics include human-microbe interactions; the control of microbial growth by physical and chemical methods and antimicrobial agents; an introduction to immunology and the host response to infectious disease; biological tools for diagnosing infectious disease-causing pathogenic microbes; and a survey of infectious diseases, including causative microbe, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture materials, with a focus on pathogen diagnosis. Designed for students in the Clinical Laboratory Science, Health Science General Studies, Physical Therapy, and Respiratory Care/Therapy programs. Medical Microbiology does not fulfill upper-division course requirements for biology B.S. majors. No credit given to students who have received credit for BIO 442.
Prerequisite(s): Either CH 110 and CH 111 or CH 114 and CH 136 ; BIO 272W ; and 8 additional credits in biology.
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