Department of Microbiology

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Microbiology Courses

Course Primarily for Medical Students

100. Microbiology and Infectious Diseases I
6 weeks, last half of fall semester. Jeff Weiser, Director.

Introduction to the nature of microbial organisms and a comprehensive survey of infectious diseases of humans, with major emphasis on the biology of the infectious process. Important infectious pathogenic agents (bacteria, viruses, protozoa) are studied in terms of their physiological functions and the properties which permit them to be pathogens, the epidemiology and pathogenesis of the infections, analysis of the dynamic interactions between invading organisms and the defense mechanisms of the invaded hosts, the clinical pictures of the disease states, principles of action of appropriate chemotherapeutic agents, and prevention of infection. The laboratory exercises provide an introduction to basic microbiology and modern diagnostic and clinical microbiology. Microbiological conferences with small groups of students supplement the lectures, conferences and laboratories.

Courses primarily for Graduate Students

Courses for graduate students are divided into three levels: 400 (advanced undergraduate and introductory graduate courses), 500 (basic graduate courses), and 600 (advanced graduate and seminar courses). Listings are limited to courses of particular interest to students in microbiology, virology, and immunology, and do not include many other courses available to graduate students.

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