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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.
- Identify major microbial diseases of the cardiovascular system.
- Identify components of a healthy cardiovascular system.
Microorganisms and Parasitology
- Discuss characteristics of parasites, fungi, helmiths, and arthropods.
Microbes and Disease Processes
- Explain host–microbe relationships.
- Analyze different diseases and their relationship to human life.
- Describe the disease process and its impact on humans.
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.
- Describe general properties of antimicrobial agents in relation to the human body.
- Define antimicrobial chemotherapies and their impact on humans.
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.
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