Describe the disease process and its impact on humans.
Explain host–microbe relationships.
Analyze different diseases and their relationship to human life.
Viruses and Their Relationship to the Human Body
Identify characteristics of viruses.
Describe the classification of viruses.
Discuss viral replication in microbiology.
Describe virus-like agents.
Identify the relationship between viruses and cancer.
Define antimicrobial chemotherapies and their impact on humans.
Describe general properties of antimicrobial agents in relation to the human body.
Innate and Adaptive Host Defenses
Identify nonspecific and specific host defenses.
Basic Principles of Immunology
Define types of immunity.
Skin and Eye Diseases, Wounds, and Bites
Identify diseases related to the skin, mucous membranes, and eyes.
Identify diseases related to wounds and bites.
Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Describe components of a healthy urogenital system.
Distinguish between sexually and non-sexually transmitted microbial urogenital diseases.
Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases
Discuss components of a healthy digestive system.
Identify major microbial diseases that impact the gastrointestinal system.
Respiratory System Diseases
Identify components of a healthy respiratory system.
Identify major microbial diseases of the respiratory system.
Identify components of a healthy cardiovascular system.
Identify major microbial diseases of the cardiovascular system.
The History and Future of Microbiology
Define the scope of microbiology.
The Study of Bacteria
Explain factors that influence bacterial growth.
Introducing Staining and Culture
Identify the techniques and principles of staining.
Classify bacteria according to taxonomic criteria.
Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections
Describe the scope of epidemiology.
Define the epidemiology of nosocomial infections.
Nervous System Diseases
Identify components of a healthy nervous system.
Identify major microbial diseases of the nervous system.
The Application of Microbiology
Apply microbiology to daily living.
Microorganisms and Parasitology
Discuss characteristics of parasites, fungi, helmiths, and arthropods.
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