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BI 126 - Foundations of Medical Microbiology

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Prerequisites: C- or better in high school biology, BI 101  or BI 117  – BI 126 presents the basic principles of microbiology for students in health career programs. It will provide students with a working knowledge of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and helminths) and the infections they cause. Epidemiology, antibiotic therapy, sterilization and disinfection, and host defense mechanisms are also studied. Understanding the etiology of infectious diseases and the applications of microbiology will result in improved patient management and infection control. This course does not fulfill the laboratory science requirement for an Associates degree at GRCC or for MACRAO. It is not recommended to transfer as a laboratory science course to baccalaureate institutions. Three hours combined lecture/lab per week during a regular semester.



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