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ARCHIVED 2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 333 - Microbiology for Health Professionals (4)

This course is designed to meet the requirements of students interested in careers in allied health and nursing. Microbiology for Health Professions is a one semester course that emphasizes the interaction of microorganisms with humans and the diseases they cause. The primary focus of the course is the role of microbes in disease. Topics include nosocomial infections, microbial pathogens, virulence factors and pathogenicity, antibiotic resistance, the immune system, epidemiology, and practical means of controlling the spread of disease. Critical thinking and analysis is emphasized throughout the course. Allied heath students completing this course will understand the disease-causing mechanisms of a representative group of pathogenic microorganisms, how these microbes are transmitted and the relevant control techniques, as well as how the body defends itself from pathogen invasion. Includes integrated laboratory.