This course is focused on the role of microorganisms in health and disease and is designed to serve students pursuing careers in health care. Topics include: clinical identification and control of pathogens, public health, epidemiology, immunology, and current treatment methods. Laboratory training will include tests to identify pathogenic bacteria and fungi as well as microbial growth control methods and current biosafety techniques. 3 lec, 2 hrs. lab. Prereq: BIO 202