BIO 205 General Microbiology (4 credits)

An introduction to the biology of microorganisms, with an emphasis on clinical relevance. Topics include the structure and function of microbes, including their metabolism and genetics. Infectious diseases and the interactions between microbes and their hosts are also considered. Laboratory exercises emphasize the isolation, identification, and control of microorganisms. Primarily intended for students entering health professions. Not recommended for students with credit in BIO 110 or (BIO 150 - no longer offered). Prerequisite: BIO 151, BIO 171, or Permission of Instructor. Prior completion of either BIO 152 or BIO 172 is recommended but not required.