Clinical Microbiology OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Course on Clinical Microbiology by WGU

Published Feb 06, 2009

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Fungi, parasites, bacteria and other microscopic organisms are the focus of 'Clinical Microbiology,' an OpenCourseWare offered for free online by Western Governors University. Students pursuing an education in Biology or pre-medicine may be interested in this examination of the benefits and detriments of microorganisms on human health.

Clinical Microbiology: Course Specifics

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Clinical Microbiology: Course Description

'Clinical Microbiology' deals with the spread of microorganisms such as mold, bacteria and protozoa in the human body, as well as the methods of controlling these microbes. Dr. C. Murphy Nmezi provides this free self-study OpenCourseWare, which is structured with activities and study guidelines to help students build upon their knowledge of microbiology. This lecture course introduces students to the types, anatomy and characteristics of microorganisms. Students then apply their fundamental understanding of microbes to health topics such as infection transmission, microbe growth regulation, vaccinations and antimicrobial therapy. 'Clinical Microbiology' investigates an expanding scientific field which has applications for careers in medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and related areas. Students who plan to pursue further studies in Biology or pre-medicine may find this course useful.

Students may access a reading list, links to online articles, notes, activities and a study plan for 'Clinical Microbiology.'

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