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BIO 265 Microbiology
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIO 110 or BIO 113
Recommended: One year high school Chemistry or CHM 101 or CHM 112

This course provides students with a good understanding of microorganisms and an in depth focus on bacteria and viruses. It is designed for students intending to transfer as science majors, entering health programs, or those exploring careers in microbiology. It includes a full laboratory experience to develop skills in laboratory techniques, cultivation and evaluation of living organisms. An important focus of this course is the broad impact and relevance of microorganisms in our world, including the environment, industry, food microbiology, sanitation and health. Students learn properties and growth processes of microorganisms such as photosynthesis, fermentation, microbial genetics, significance of genetic change, virulence, diseases transmission and immunology. Community health issues focus on specific pathogens, prevention and treatment of disease, antimicrobials, immunization, useful applications and procedures of recombinant biotechnology, ELISA and use of antibody treatments. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available