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Description: The course is designed to convey general concepts, methods, and applications of microbiology for health sciences. The role of microorganisms in the environment and in human disease is discussed. Topics include: immunology, bacteriology, virology, and mycology; the morphology, biochemistry, and physiology of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, and fungi; the diseases caused by these microorganisms and their treatments. Laboratory portion of the course provides first hand experiences that inform, illustrate, expand, and reinforce major concepts discussed in lecture.

Registration for this course includes lecture (BIO231) and lab (BIO231L).

Upcoming 100% In-Classroom Course Offerings:
Aug. 25, 2018 - Sep. 19, 2018 (Saturday/Sunday)
Aug. 27, 2018 - Sep. 19, 2018 (Monday/Tuesday)
Sep. 22, 2018 - Oct. 17, 2018 (Saturday/Sunday)
Sep. 24, 2018 - Oct. 17, 2018 (Monday/Tuesday)
Oct. 20, 2018 - Nov. 14, 2018 (Saturday/Sunday)
Nov. 17, 2018 - Dec. 19, 2018 (Saturday/Sunday)

Upcoming Hybrid Course Offerings (lecture online with 4-day intensive in-classroom lab):
Aug. 23, 2018 - Sep. 19, 2018 (in-classroom lab 8am-5pm Sep. 10-12, lab final exam Sep. 13)

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Lecture Hours: 45
Lab Hours: 30
Total Units: 4
Course Format: All Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, weekend, and hybrid. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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