A comprehensive course in which students learn the structural characteristics and biological activities of bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoans and helminths. Particular emphasis is placed on those organisms which cause disease in humans and on the nature of the immune response in humans. A strong background in bio-logy and understanding of Krebs cycle, transcription and translation is required. (Students may not take both BIO 210 and BIO 311 for credit.)

3.0Credits