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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  Dec 18, 2017
Catalog 2016-2017

MICRO 291 - Bacteriology and Molecular Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases I

3 Credits

An advanced course of lectures, discussions, and student presentations in the areas of structure, function, and physiology of bacteria.  In the first portion of the course, emphasis will be placed on bacterial structure and the functions of these structures, bacterial physiology, and the nature of antibiotics and their mechanisms of action.  In the second portion, the mechanisms employed by bacteria to cause disease will be stressed, and lectures will cover the major types of bacterial infectious diseases. Lastly, basic information on the properties of fungi will be covered, and lectures will address topics in medical mycology.