National University




BIO203 Introductory Microbiology

Lead Faculty: Dr. Michael R. Maxwell

Course Description

Biology of pathogenic and nonpathogenic microbes, including bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and viruses. The epidemiology of disease-causing agents is studied, along with the fundamentals of the human immune response.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe historical aspects of microorganisms' impacts on human societies.
  • Describe the characteristics of bacteria, virus, fungi, protozoa, parasites and prions as they relate to medical microbiology.
  • Compare the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
  • Describe the fundamentals of microbial reproduction, growth and control.
  • Explain pathogenic features of disease causing microbes.
  • Describe the basic immune response to infection by microbial agents.

Prerequisite

Recommended: Prior completion of