Apr 20, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

BIO 112 - Infectious Diseases: Can You Protect Yourself?


Course Description: This course is an exploration of a variety of infectious diseases, including the causative agent, route of transmission, symptoms, mortality rates, diagnosis and treatment, detection techniques, and prevention methods. Diseases include meningitis, food-borne illnesses, Lyme disease, and Ebola Virus infection.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  •  Name the most common etiological agent associated with specific infectious diseases.
  •  Explain the basic mechanisms of disease pathogenesis.
  •  Explain basic immune responses to different types of infectious microorganisms
  •  Justify the role of immunization in protecting against infectious diseases
  •  Propose diagnostic and treatment options for common infections.
  •  Identify probable infectious disease threats to the human population.
  •  Propose steps to protect against infectious diseases.

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