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This Microbiology course teaches important microbiology concepts while strengthening knowledge of basic biology. The course emphasizes topics related to human health and disease.

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This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 19 Challenges (formative assessments) and 6 Milestones (summative assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

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<p>At the end of the course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Summarize the importance and main categories of microorganisms and the techniques for visualizing them.</li><li>Categorize microorganisms and acellular agents based on their distinctive characteristics.</li><li>Correlate genetic and biochemical characteristics of microbes with methods of identification and manipulation.</li><li>Associate microbial growth with environmental conditions and control methods.</li><li>Relate pathogens to disease, immune response, and laboratory analysis.</li></ul>
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