May 17, 2022  
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 214 - Introduction to Medical Microbiology


The objectives of this course are to examine the structure and function of microbial human pathogens and to study their relationship to infection and disease in a lecture and laboratory format. The dynamic mechanisms of host-parasite interactions are emphasized. Special consideration is given to the problems of host-microbe association in immunosuppressed or immunocompromised patients. The actions and the selectivity of antibiotics in terms of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cellular characteristics and the potential dangers associated with their widespread use and abuse are discussed.

Prerequisites & Notes
BIOL 121 - Bioscience I  

BIOL 122 - Bioscience II  

BIOL 123 - Bioscience I Laboratory  

BIOL 124 - Bioscience II Laboratory  

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I  

CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II  

CHEM 123 - General Chemistry I Laboratory  

and

CHEM 124 - General Chemistry II Laboratory  



Credits: 3