This course provides an introduction to microbiology. It introduces students to the diversity and classification of medically significant microorganisms, their modes of pathogenesis and transmission, and the infectious diseases they cause. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, microbial cell biology and genetics; major classes of disease-causing microorganisms; host immune response; microbial control; aseptic technique; disinfection; and isolation, culture, staining, and identification of microorganisms. This course is designed primarily for non-biology majors, especially those pursuing majors in nursing and the allied health professions. It is not intended for biology or other laboratory science majors and cannot be used for credit for those degrees.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00