Prerequisites: Grad Status and Intro Microbiology and Biochemistry or Perm. Instr.
Description: Microbial structures and their relation to basic mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis; structure, function, and genetics of bacterial toxins; and host resistance and immunity. Discussions of pathogenic organisms of major public health importance, diseases caused, and their epidemiology.
Course Goals: The goals of this course are to have the students gain a basic understanding of the kinds of virulence factors used by pathogenic bacteria to cause disease.
Competencies: With this course students should fulfill the following Hospital & Molecular Epidemiology Program Competencies (1-6): (3) General understanding of the principles of infectious diseases microbiology molecular biology and genetics; (4) In depth knowledge in at least one of the following: microbiology molecular biology genetics or infection control.