Oct 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Panola College Catalog 
2023-2024 Panola College Catalog

BIOL 2420 - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers basic microbiology and immunology and is primarily directed at pre-nursing, pre-allied health, and non-science majors. The course provides an introduction to historical concepts of the nature of microorganisms, microbial diversity, the importance of microorganisms and acellular agents in the biosphere, and their roles in human and animal diseases. Major topics include bacterial structure as well as growth, physiology, genetics, and biochemistry of microorganisms. Emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health. The lab component of the course covers basics of culture and identification of bacteria and microbial ecology. This course is primarily directed at pre-nursing and other pre-allied health majors and covers basics of microbiology. Recommended: A four-hour chemistry or biology course; TSI Reading complete. 

Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 3
Lab Fee: See Tuition and Fees
Clinical Hours:
Extended Hours:
Practicum Hours:
Note: Must register for both lecture and lab