Introduces the principles and practices of medical microbiology. Topics include: the nature and behavior of microorganisms; principles of growth and reproduction of micro organisms; identification of microorganisms using staining, pure culture, biochemical and antigenic techniques; and the epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis and control measures for microbial diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminthes. Students are required to have protective eye wear (available in the bookstore) and lab coats for the first lab session. Prerequisite: BIOL108M or BIOL110M and ENGL110M with a grade of “C” or better. (Fulfills Lab Science elective) Offered every semester.