BIOMS 4040

BIOMS 4040

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Course in medical microbiology, presenting the major groups of bacterial pathogens important to human and veterinary medicine. Emphasizes infection and disease pathogenesis. Topics include disease causality; interactions of host, pathogen, and environment, including immunity to bacteria; and principles of antimicrobial therapy and drug resistance. Recommended for those planning to attend medical school, graduate school, or veterinary medical school, or those just interested in how bacteria cause disease.  A companion seminar addresses the current and classic literature related to the pathophysiology of medically important bacterial pathogens on the cellular and molecular levels.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIOMI 2900 or permission of instructor.

Outcomes
  • Describe the biology of a variety of pathogenic bacteria and how each causes disease.
  • Describe the strategies bacteria use to overcome the defenses of their hosts.
  • Explain the methodologies used to identify and study the factors that allow bacteria to cause disease.
  • Predict the types of disease and symptoms a bacterial pathogen would cause when given information about the virulence factors that pathogen possesses.
  • Additionally for the 3 credit option: Critically read the current literature in the field.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOMI 4040BIOMS 4040

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2916BIOMS 4040  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIOMI 2900 and 2910.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIOMI 4040BIOMS 4040

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2917BIOMS 4040  LEC 002

  •  2918BIOMS 4040  DIS 201