BIOL211W
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This course introduces the principles and practices of microbiology. Topics include the human immune system; the nature and behavior of microorganisms; the principles of growth and reproduction of microorganisms; the identification of microorganisms with staining, pure culture, biochemical and antigenic techniques; and the epidemiology of communicable human diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and helminths.  Integrated laboratory work augments lecture topics.  (Prerequisites: BIOL114W, BIOL115W or POI)