Dec 07, 2023  
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BI 126 - Fundamentals of Medical Microbiology

Credits: 2
Contact Hours: 3
Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

College Level Prerequisites: None
Description: 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 Associate’s degree at GRCC. It is not recommended to transfer as a laboratory science course to baccalaureate institutions. The course meets for three hours per week. Recommended Skills: C- or better in high school biology, BI 101 , or BI 117  Reading level: 12th grade Math level: 12th grade Writing level: 12th grade

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General Education Distribution Category Met: None

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