20 General Microbiology (5) UC:CSU
Prerequisite: Chemistry 51 with a grade of C or better.
Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory 3 hours
An introduction to principles of microbiology, with emphasis on clinical microbiology for the allied health
sciences, including the chemistry, biology, taxonomy, and genetics of pathogenic microorganisms.
Principles of pathology and interactions of pathogenic microorganisms with the host are presented by
examining infectious diseases of major organ systems. Laboratory exercises develop skills and strategies
employed in the clinical microbiology laboratory.