This course will focus on significant microorganisms that pertain to human welfare and their control. Emphasis will be on portals of entry and exit, modes of transmission, pathogenic mechanisms of infection and tissue damage, and environmental and therapeutic control of medically significant microorganisms and our host defenses to them. Laboratory activities will relate to isolation, culture, identification, and control of medically-important microorganisms.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites: BI210, BI211