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BI 126 - Fundamentals of Medical Microbiology

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Prerequisites: C- or better in high school biology,   or   – 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: Recommended Skills: Reading level: 12th grade Math level: 12th grade Writing level: 12th grade Three hours combined lecture/lab per week during a regular semester.



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