BIO203 Introductory Microbiology
Lead Faculty: Dr. Michael R. Maxwell
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.
- 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.