4 Credits, 6 Contacts

This is an introduction to general microbiology. Topics include general properties of bacteria, viruses and eukaryotic parasites, disinfection, sterilization, sources and means of infection, infectious diseases and immunity. This is a lecture/laboratory combination course designed with a focus in nursing and health-related careers. In the laboratory, students will isolate, propagate and study morphological and physiological characteristics of both pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms.

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of (minimum grade of 2.0) BIO 121 AND CHEM 130.