Clinical Microbiology

BIO265 (Liberal Arts) $ Clinical Microbiology 4 hrs. 3 crs. Morphology, metabolism, growth, nutrition and genetics of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa, as a background for discussions of the role of microorganisms in disease. Topics include the disease process leading to infections of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and urogenital systems; blood, skin, wound, nosocomial and opportunistic infections. Natural and acquired immunity, physical and chemical methods of control; chemotherapy and antibiotic therapy in disease treatment. Laboratory exercises include the handling and cultivation of microorganisms, differential staining and the diagnostic bacteriology of clinically relevant Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. Preq: CHEM 106 and CHEM 107, or CHEM 108 and CHEM 109, or CHEM 101 or CHEM 105. Not open to students with credit in BIO 465. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory.