Fundamentals of microbiology, growth, development, and classification of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and algae; roles of microorganisms in the environment and human affairs: medical microbiology, immunology, and applied microbiology for food sanitation and public health.
- Describe the main morphological characteristics, growth, reproduction and classification of algae, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and helminthes.
- Discuss etiologies, reservoirs of infection, modes of transmission, signs, symptoms, and treatments and/or methods of prevention of common infectious diseases of humans.
- Describe the basic principles of molecular genetics as they relate to cell division, mutation, genetic engineering, protein synthesis, bacterial virulence, and antibiotic resistance.
- Describe pathogenicity, immunity and allergies.