Jan 27, 2022
BIOL 431 - Medical Microbiology
Microbial bacterial pathogens, including routes of transmission, pathogenesis, host immune response, and methods of control and prevention including antibiotics, vaccines, aseptic technique, and public health measures. Identification of common pathogenic bacteria using standard clinical laboratory procedures and assays. Lecture Units: 3; Lab Units: 2.
Prerequisites: BIOL 330.
Equivalent Quarter Course: BIOL 4413.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Explain the role of the host in infectious disease, including natural barriers to infection, innate, acquired and memory immune responses;
- Describe the microorganisms, their general characteristics, classifications, nomenclature and methods of identification of bacteria;
- Compare and contrast different microbial diseases, including the properties of different types of pathogens, and the mechanisms of pathogenesis;
- Compare and contrast therapeutic treatments for microbial infections, and distinguish when a vaccine, antibiotic, or other therapy is likely to be the most appropriate response;
- Properly perform the laboratory tests used for identification of pathogenic bacteria;
5. Identify common pathogenic bacteria using standard clinical laboratory procedures and assays.
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