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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AHM 220 - Applied Microbiology

This is a survey course intended for allied health majors. This 1 credit course contains microbiological information and skills needed for the allied health professions. This course differs from a traditional 4 credit microbiology course in that the 4 credit course emphasizes general microbiology for science majors, whereas the 1 credit applied microbiology course emphasizes concepts for students entering health professions. The concepts of specimen collection and transport, identification of microorganisms, pathogenesis, and control, and treatment of infectious disease are the main emphasis of the course. Clinical laboratory experiences will emphasize application of concepts to skills. NOTE: College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Scientific Inquiry (SI) when taken with AHM 104 and AHM 105
Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: .67
Lab Hours: .33

Course Prerequisites: .