MICROBIOLOGY (MICRO-530)

251 General Bacteriology (4) Fundamentals of microbiology with emphasis on morphology, classification, nutrition, mechanisms of pathogenesis and body defenses. Meets the needs of all programs requiring one course in microbiology. Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Students may not receive credit for both Micro 251 and Micro 310.

310 General Molecular Microbiology (4) An introductory, molecular oriented course dealing with bacterial structure, nutrition, and growth, metabolism of heterotrophic bacteria, and bacterial and bacteriophage genetics. Meets the needs of all progra ms requiring one course in microbiology. Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Students may not receive credit for both Micro 251 and Micro 310. Prereq: Biol 110 and Chem 121-122.

311 Public Health Microbiology (4) Public health microbiology dealing with epidemiology, sterilization and disinfection, common pathogenic bacteria and viruses, mechanisms of pathogenesis, methods of isolation and identification of pathogens, mecha nisms of action of selected antibiotics, and water and food microbiology pertaining to public health problems. Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Prereq: Micro 310 or instructor's approval.

401 (601) Immunobiology (3) An introductory course dealing with the functions and effects of the immune system. Emphasis on humoral immunity, cellular immunity, serology, hypersensitivities, autoimmunity, and immunodeficiency. Two, two-hour lecture s/ demonstrations. Prereq: Micro 251 or Micro 310.

410 Microbiology of Foods (4) Microorganisms in natural and processed foods; their origin, nature, and effect on foods Foodborne pathogens, toxins and food spoilage. Inhibition and destruction of bacteria in foods. Three one-hour lectures and one t wo-hour lab. Prereq: Micro 310.

453-454 (653-654) Research Participation (2, 2) Experience in active research projects under supervision of faculty members. Taught by arrangement. Prereq: Junior or Senior standing, minimum average grade of 3.00, and research supervisor's approval prior to enrollment.


webmaster@utm.edu