HBM: Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

HBM 320: General Microbiology

A study of the molecular structure, functional anatomy, growth, genetics, and pathogenic mechanisms of microbial agents, with an emphasis on bacteria and viruses. Non-specific and specific host defenses and the control of microorganisms will also be covered. Not for credit in addition to BIO 315. Satisfies the microbiology requirement for admission to most allied health, nursing, optometry, and veterinary medicine professional schools.

Prerequisites: BIO 202; CHE 132

3 credits

HBM 321: General Microbiology Laboratory

Complementing the lecture material of HBM 320, this optional laboratory covers basic and applied microbiological methods. Students are introduced to methods for isolating pure cultures, microscopy and staining, quantitation of bacteria and determination of sensitivity to antimicrobial agents. This laboratory is limited to pre-allied health, pre-nursing, and pre-veterinary students. This course has an associated fee. Please see www.stonybrook.edu/coursefees for more information.

Prerequisites: BIO 202; CHE 132; permission of instructor

1 credit

HBM 398: Research Project in Microbiology

An independent research project under faculty supervision, with emphasis on the principles of experimental design, data collection, evaluation of findings, and reporting of results. Project report required. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; prior laboratory experience; permission of instructor

0-4 credits

HBM 399: Research Project in Microbiology

An independent research project under faculty supervision, with emphasis on the principles of experimental design, data collection, evaluation of findings, and reporting of results. Project report required. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; prior laboratory experience; permission of instructor

0-4 credits