This course covers principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment. Topics include the various groups of microorganisms, their structure, physiology, genetics, microbial pathogenicity, infectious diseases, immunology, and selected practical applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills including microscopy, aseptic technique, staining, culture methods, and identification of microorganisms.
Note: In accordance with the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, this course has been approved to satisfy the pre-major/elective requirement in A.A. and A.S. degree programs. This course has been approved to meet the natural sciences requirement in A.A.S. degree programs.