Courses Details

EHS576: Microbiology in Environmental Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Xi, Chuanwu
  • Last offered Winter 2016
  • Prerequisites: Biology, Grad Standing or Perm. Instr.
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: GGraduate level course on basic knowledge about microbes in the environment and its impact on public health. Topics will include: - introduction on microbiology; - growth and control of microbes in the environment; - characterization and identification of microbes in the environment; - biofilms and its control; - transmission and persistence of health-related microbes in various environments such as water, air, food, indoor and industrial settings; - microbial transformation of organic and metal contaminants in the environments; - spread of antibiotic resistance in the environment.