An introduction to microorganisms and their importance in disease. Course topics includ microbial morphology, cell anatomy and physiology, energy transformation reactions, genetics, and classification. Diseases of specific body systems and the human innate and adaptive immune response will be discussed. Laboratory topics will support the lecture, with the addition of culturing and staining techniques, disinfection, microbial identification, and diagnostic microbiology tests commonly performed in allied health fields. Three hours of lecture and minimum of three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: Minimum of "C" in BIO*111 or a minimum average grade of "B" in two years of lab-based biology courses. Either of the previous options must have been within the last 5 years. High school biology can be a combination of high school Biology I & II or high school Biology I and Anatomy and Physiology. Both high school courses in a given option must be yearlong courses with labs. If a student does not meet these requirements they must take BIO*111. 01/21/2020-05/14/2020 Lecture Monday, Wednesday 09:00AM - 10:20AM, Rolla Tech Center, Room 139. Lab Monday 10:30AM - 12:15PM, RTC 108. Lab Wednesday 10:30 - 11:20AM, RTC 108