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Janis R Fulton
Seattle Campus

Medical Bacteriology

Medically important bacterial pathogens are discussed in terms of the clinical, therapeutic, and epidemiological aspects of diseases caused by them, molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis and their identification in the clinical laboratory. Laboratory course, MICROM 443 coordinates. Prerequisite: BIOL 200; recommended: MICROM 410; MICROM 441. Offered: W.

Class description

We will cover the nature of bacteria that cause human infections and the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, control, prevention, and treatment of various diseases.

Student learning goals

to help you learn the language and concepts of the field of medical bacteriology

to develop a foundation of knowledge upon which to base your future studies and make decisions

to read, learn, think, integrate information, and solve problems

to memorize as will be necessary to build your vocabulary and knowledge base.

General method of instruction


Recommended preparation

The only prerequisite for the course is Biology 220 with a minimum grade of 2.0. Microm 410 and 441 are also highly recommended. Students who have this background will find the many details about bacterial pathogens easier to assimilate. For those having no more than a Bio 220 background, supplementary reading concerning these topics is highly recommended. If possible, before or during the first week of class, read the chapters in the textbook on the immune response and on bacterial morphology, cell wall structure and synthesis.

Class assignments and grading

There will be two midterms and one final in multiple choice format. The tests will cover the lectures indicated on the syllabus. The final will be comprehensive with the main emphasis on the last section of the course. Bring a computer answer sheet to each exam.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Janis R Fulton
Date: 12/29/2010