In this course students will study the role of microorganisms in health and disease with emphasis on modes of action and mechanisms of spread of infectious microorganisms. Areas of study include microbial structure, physiology, genetics, growth characteristics and host strategies to protect against and provide recovery from microbial disease. Laboratory experiences include sterile techniques and major procedures used to grow, observe, characterize and identify microorganisms. Offered in the College for Adults. Prerequisites: BIOL 2400, BIOL 2410; high school chemistry or CHEM 1100 preferred.