2019-2020 CURRENT Catalog 
    Jul 07, 2020  
2019-2020 CURRENT Catalog

BIOL-156 Microbiology

Credits 4 / 2 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016). Student must take one section of BIOL-156L  Note: A strong background in High School Biology/Chemistry is recommended.
The study of bacteria fungi parasites and viruses with special emphasis on their role in the causation of disease and their ecological importance. Modes of infection methods of prevention and means of laboratory diagnosis; methods of disinfection and sterilization; and general principles of immunity will be discussed.

Course Outcomes
1. To acquire an understanding of the diverse character, behavior, and activities of microorganisms (the invisible world). 2. To acquire knowledge in microbe-host interactions which would result in infection and/or infectious disease process. 3. The students will become familiar with the principles of aspesis, sterilization, disinfection, and chemotherapeutic agents and their modes of action. 4. To become familiar with host's immunological defensive mechanisms and how these may be broken due to microbial enzymes or actions. 5. To acquire knowledge in the area of epidemiology, pandemics, and methods of disease transmission, prevention and control. 6. To appreciate the applicability of microbiological methods for solving scientific problems.