Prerequisite: 15:163 or permission of Instructor. (15:267 is recommended.)

This course will examine aspects of basic and applied microorganism biology with a focus on those of medical and veterinary importance. The course will address host-pathogen relationships, transmission strategies, pathogen biochemistry and molecular biology, and pathogen genomics. These topics will be discussed in the context of ecology and evolution, epidemiology and public health, and disease control and management. The laboratory will focus on the use of diagnostic tests and the treatment of infections.

3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week, one term.