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Georgia Gwinnett College    
  Oct 19, 2017
2017-2018 Georgia Gwinnett Catalog
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BIOL 2516K - Microbiology with Laboratory for the Health Sciences

(4) Credit Hours
Prerequisite: BIOL 2451K  
Not available for credit for Biology Majors. A study of microbiology for students interested in pursuing careers in Allied Health Professions. Upon completion of this course, students will: (1) demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of the field of microbiology including its history, basic microscopy techniques and the role of microbes in both health and disease; (2) describe prokaryotic cellular structure and functions; (3) discuss the molecular basis of microbial metabolism, growth, genetics and pathogenesis; (4) discuss the diversity of microorganisms and viruses; (5) demonstrate knowledge of the techniques of microbial control including sterilization, disinfection and antimicrobial therapy; (5) discuss host-microbe interactions including epidemiology, nonspecific/specific host defense and immunology; (7) identify the major medically important organisms and relate them to the diseases they cause; (8) demonstrate competence in common staining and aseptic techniques used to study microorganisms in the laboratory.

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