MICR 220 F Medical Microbiology 4 Units
Advisory: Biological sciences lab course
54 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course focuses on the study of microorganisms that pose significant health problems at both the personal and community level. Special attention is given to the topics of infectious disease transmission, immunology, sanitation and prophylaxis. Principles of applied microbiology are stressed. Recommended for students planning to enter two-year allied health professional programs. (CSU) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE
MICR 262 F General Microbiology 5 Units
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 101 F or equivalent with a grade of C or better and a biological science lab course that includes cellular structure/function (such as ANAT 231 F, BIOL 101 F, BIOL 170 F, etc.) with a grade of C or better.
) 54 hours lecture and 108 hours lab per term. This course studies the morphology, taxonomy, metabolism, and molecular genetics of microbes with emphasis on bacteria, protozoa, viruses, helminths and fungi. The role of microorganisms in the disease process, epidemiology, immunology and chemotherapeutic control measures, environmental impact and industrial application are discussed. Lab exercises focus on the development of basic techniques in aseptic handling, visualization, and quantification of microbes. Other lab exercises include sampling water and soil for medically or environmentally important microbes, assessing antibiotic sensitivity, fluorescent microscopy, and immunoassays. The course is designed for students pursuing a career or major in microbiology and various allied health professions. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC