Courses of Study 2023-2024 
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Courses of Study 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOMS 4040 - Pathogenic Bacteriology

(crosslisted) BIOMI 4040  
Spring. 2-3 credits, variable. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: BIOMI 2900  or permission of instructor.

D. Debbie.

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.

Outcome 1: Describe the biology of a variety of pathogenic bacteria and how each causes disease.

Outcome 2: Describe the strategies bacteria use to overcome the defenses of their hosts.

Outcome 3: Explain the methodologies used to identify and study the factors that allow bacteria to cause disease.

Outcome 4: Predict the types of disease and symptoms a bacterial pathogen would cause when given information about the virulence factors that pathogen possesses.

Outcome 5: Additionally for the 3 credit option: Critically read the current literature in the field.

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