Basic concepts of microbiology, including classification, metabolic activity and the effect of physical and chemical agents on microbial populations. Host parasite interactions, infectious agents, methods of transmission and control are also discussed.
Credits: 4 semester units (3 Lecture/1 Lab)
Course capacity: 30 students
Course length: 16 weeks
Course cost: The costs of the course and lab kit are handled by BHMT. Any replacement lab kits should be coordinated with the school and are at your own expense (estimated cost $593). The electronic textbook is provided as part of the course cost. A hardcopy textbook is available for purchase at your own expense (estimated cost $190). You are also responsible for the digital video camera equipment needed for this course (estimated cost $50+). Note: The instructor recommends Logitech QuickCam 500 or QuickCam Communicate MP available at many computer stores or online.
Microbiology is intended for BHMT participants who need this course to fulfill a prerequisite course requirement for an academic program such as Nursing, Allied Health, or other healthcare programs. It is your responsibility to determine whether this course is a required prerequisite for the academic program you intend to pursue. Note: Prior coursework in biology and/or chemistry is highly recommended.
BHMT participants are responsible for making sure selected course(s) will transfer to the accepting institution.
WARNING: If this is your first online course or you are recently returning to school BHMT highly recommend you take a college preparatory course Intro to Anatomy & Physiology or UNIV 104 – College Gateway Program before registering for a course with lab. If you are already enrolled in a Lab Science class, you will not be able to enroll in additional Lab Science courses.
Note: If you have registration questions or technical issues please email Elizabeth Rosales, CSUSM Program Services.
For questions or help accessing the practice course contact Elizabeth Rosales, CSUSM Program Services.