Designed for those entering allied health professions, this course in microbiology will concentrate on the symbiotic relationships of microorganisms and human beings, focusing on the mechanisms of pathogenesis for a variety of infectious agents. Topics will include ecology, epidemiology, metabolism, immunology, genetics, antimicrobial chemotherapy and control as they apply to these infectious agents. This course is designed for students officially enrolled in the HNU/Samuel Merritt Nursing Preparation Program. If space allows, other interested students may enroll with the permission of the Chair of Mathematics and Science. Prerequisites: BIOL 1A, BIOL 17, and CHEM 7, all with grades of B- or better.