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    May 28, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

PBHL 1200 - Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Public Health Microbiology

Goals: To introduce students to the fundamental properties of microbes and their role as disease causing agents; to recognize and define scientific terms commonly used when describing the causes and transmission of microbial diseases; to become familiar with scientific approaches and techniques used to study diseases and their impact on public health.

Content: Structure and function of bacterial cells and viruses, basic mechanisms of microbial virulence, reservoirs and transmission routes of infectious agents, techniques to identify and monitor microbial diseases, food safety, discussion of major epidemics and their impact on public health and society.

Taught: Every other year

Prerequisite: BIOL 1120 (with a grade of C- or higher) or instructor permission

Credits: 4