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Microbiology at Miami

Microbiology Foundation Courses

MBI 111 Microorganisms and Human Disease (3) MPF

Introduces microorganisms and the human diseases they cause, with particular emphasis on the impact of these relationships on the development of human societies - past, present, and future. Does not count as credit toward an A.B. or B.S. in microbiology. IVA.

MBI 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity (4) MPF, MPT

Integrated study of microbes, plants, and animals, emphasizing biological diversity and interdependence of life and the environment. Cross-listed with BIO. 3 Lec. 1 Lab. IVA, LAB. CASD/LAB.

MBI 116 Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular and Molecular Biology (4) MPF, MPT

Biological principles common to microbes, plants, and animals, including interactions between organism and the environment. Cross-listed with BIO. 3 Lec. 1 Lab. IVA, LAB. CAS-D/LAB.

MBI 121 The Microbial World (3) MPF

Introduces basic concepts in the study of microorganisms - bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Topics include microbial structure and function, metabolism, genetics and the immune system. Special emphasis is placed on the impact of microorganisms on medicine, agriculture, food production, biotechnology, and the environment. IVA.

MBI 123 Experimenting with Microbes (1) MPF

A series of laboratory exercises and demonstrations emphasizing general techniques of isolation, characterization, and cultivation of selected microorganisms. Corequisite: MBI 111, 121, or 131 with permission of instructor. IVA, LAB CAS-D/LAB.

MBI 131 Community Health Perspectives (3) MPF

Discussion of community health primarily from the perspective of leading causes of disease and death in the U.S. Exploration of the impact of environment, behavior, and disease, including prevention and treatment strategies, on human health, public resources, and quality of life for society. Does not count as credit toward an A.B. or B.S. in microbiology. IVA.

MBI 143 Parasitology and Mycology Labs (1) MPF

Combined lecture and laboratory introduction to hematology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, and medical microbiology. Field trip including laboratory exercises at Miami University-affiliated hospital laboratories. Does not count as credit toward an A.B. or B.S. in microbiology. CAS-D/LAB.

MBI 161 Elementary Medical Microbiology (4) MPF, MPT

Elementary microbiology for students interested in a single unit devoted to understanding characteristics and activities of microorganisms and their relation to health and disease. Taught in Hamilton and Middletown only. IVA, LAB. CASD/ LAB.