5276 Microbiology and Parasitology. Almendral, R. (LAB)

This course is designed to assist students in the study of important microorganisms and parasites. It explains the physiologic and pathogenic properties of bacteria, fungi, and viruses as an introduction to disease causation, their biology, the infections they cause, host responses to these infections, and their mode of transmission, prevention, treatment, and nursing responsibilities.

The laboratory experience provides specimen collection, handling, and processing of specimens for isolation and identification of microorganisms and parasites involved in the infectious processes.