A non-majors general education lab course that introduces the global, national, and local factors that cause and influence the emergence and re-emergence of infectious disease. Topics include the scientific method, epidemiology, disease transmission, survey of microorganisms, bioterrorism, food and water safety, and sexually transmitted diseases. Lab exercises mandate following biosafety practices for handling microbial pathogens. Lecture 3 hours per week. Lab requires a minimum of 3 hours per week of scheduled and self-directed lab work.
MnTC Goals: 3 , 8