Medical Microbiology for PA Students


Study of clinically important microbes, utilizing concepts of biology and microbiology. Emphasis on mechanisms of pathogenesis, host defense responses, strategies of infection control, chemotherapy, and development of microbiological laboratory techniques. Restricted to students in the Physician Assistant major. This course is more advanced than survey courses intended for students in nursing, dental hygiene, surgical technology and other health care programs. This course does not provide sufficient examination of environmental, food, and industrial microbiology to meet the needs of students in many biology or environmental programs. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO125 and BIO220 and CHM111. As needed.