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Mount Saint Mary College    
 
    
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 2020 - Microbiology


Credits: 4
Microorganisms are found throughout the globe and have profound effects on the earth’s environments and the various life forms that inhabit them. This course will begin with a survey of the bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa that make up the microbial world.  It will focus on bacteria and investigate their biological properties of growth, nutrition, metabolism and gene regulation. The course will then closely examine those microorganisms that are associated with human disease and investigate mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis. Finally, it will discuss the body’s defense mechanisms against infection and the clinical interventions that are utilized to prevent and cure disease. The laboratory will prepare students to safely handle specimens utilizing sterile techniques and will focus on the identification of bacteria. Students who also complete BIO 2080 will not receive credit for both courses
Lecture hours/Lab hours: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in BIO 1140  or BIO 1040  and a minimum grade of C in a college level chemistry class.



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