This course is designed to provide students a basic overview of the microbial world. Topics covered will include microbial growth, structure, and metabolism. Special emphasis will be placed on control of microbes, mechanisms of microbial disease, and human/microbial interactions as they relate to human health.
I. Classification and Structure of Microorganisms
II. Microbial Growth and Metabolism
III. Human-Microbe Interactions
IV. Control of Microorganisms
V. Microbial Infectious Disease