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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

BIO 175 General Microbiology

Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers principles of microbiology with emphasis on microorganisms and human disease. Topics include an overview of microbiology and aspects of medical microbiology, identification and control of pathogens, disease transmission, host resistance, and immunity. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of microorganisms and the disease process as well as aseptic and sterile techniques.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Pre-requisite(s): BIO 110 , BIO 111 , BIO 163 , BIO 165 or BIO 168 .
Course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.
Course has transfer restrictions - 20 years

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Differentiate among the different types of microorganisms.
  2. Evaluate the major ways in which pathogens are to succeed in causing death.
  3. Relate the major components of the immune system to their function in protection against disease.
  4. Relate the major specific and nonspecific immunological responses made by the body to the presence of pathogens.
  5. Distinguish the major ways in which pathogens are transmitted.
  6. Demonstrate the ways in which diseases are classified.
  7. Distinguish the major portals of entry and exit for selected pathogens.
  8. Discriminate among selected bacterial pathogens that are transmitted by airborne, food, soil, arthropod, and sexual contact methods with the diseases that they cause.
  9. Discriminate among selected viscerotropic, neurotropic, pneumotropic, and dermotropic viruses with the diseases they cause.
  10. Demonstrate the major physical and chemical methods of sterilization and disinfection.