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Microbiology and Infection Control

Course Code BTEC-212
Lecture hours per week 2
Lab hours per week 2
Course Availability: Open

This course will introduce students to the basic principles of biosafety in the laboratory environment. Basic concepts of microbiology, laboratory biosafety and infection control will be covered. The course will focus on general safety measures, personal safety, occupational health and risk management. Disease causing organisms that are important in humans including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites will be discussed with an emphasis on infection control, basic epidemiology and risk assessment.