Interdisciplinary PhD in Molecular Biosciences

Dr. Mary B. Farone - Courses

BIOL 4430/6430 Diagnostic Microbiology/Clinical and Pathogenic Microbiology. Four credits. Six hours lecture/laboratory. Offered both Fall and Spring Semesters.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2230 Microbiology, BIOL 2231 Microbiology Lab

This course is designed to familiarize students with the details of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of some of the medically important bacteria and their diseases. Students will learn how these bacteria cause disease and learn techniques to isolated and identify clinically significant bacteria. Students will also learn methods to diagnost bacterial diseases of various body sites, including respiratory, urinary, genital, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and wounds. Techniques employing bacterial culture, immunological assays, and real-time quantitative PCR will be used for this course.

BIOL 2230/2231 Microbiology. Four credits. Three hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1110/1111, 1120/1121 or 2010/2011, 2020/2021; background in general chemistry strongly recommended.

In this introductory course students will learn about the morphology, physiology, growth, and control of microorganisms, particularly prokaryotes such as bacteria, but also viruses, fungi, and algae. Students will learn basic techniques for isolation, cultivation, enumeration, and identification of microorganisms.