CLT 208 - Pathogenic Microbiology
An introduction to microorganisms of importance in human health and disease. Topics include the morphology, isolation, and clinical significance of pathogens, the interrelationships of microorganisms and human hosts, and the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Emphasis on bacteriology; includes survey of mycology, parasitology, and virology.
Prerequisite: BIO 131 Human Biology I
Prior or Concurrent: CLT 209L Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory or CLT 210 Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the history of microbiology and the significance of the microbial world.
2. Describe classification systems for organisms and apply that knowledge to microorganisms.
3. Summarize the basic principles of infection and resistance and their application to transmission of infectious disease.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the biology of microorganisms, including microbial anatomy, genetics, metabolism, growth, and control of growth.
5. Explain the mechanisms employed for control of microbial growth and describe the various assays used to evaluate effectiveness of antimicrobial agents, including antibiotic sensitivity testing.
6. List the characteristics of representative organisms of clinical significance, including their significant disease states, target populations, means of transmission, means of prevention and/or treatment, virulence factors, identifying symptoms and organismal characteristics.
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