BIOHEALTH SCIENCES

Academic Catalog

Schedule of Classes

BHS 107. HEALTH PROFESSIONS: DENTAL (1 cr). Discussion of matters relating to a dental career. Includes application procedures, the importance of various requirements, admissions, professional school curricula, financing education and related matters. Speakers are included. Graded P/N.  Course Syllabus

BHS 110, BHS 110e. BIOHEALTH SCIENCES ORIENTATION (1 cr).  Introduction of incoming BioHealth Sciences students to college life with an emphasis on faculty, facilities, services, and curricula in BHS. Exposure to career opportunities for students interested in the BioHealth Sciences. Graded P/N.  Course Syllabus

BHS 199. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16 cr). Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

BHS 255, BHS 255e ALLIED HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY. (4 cr).  General properties of cellular microbes and viruses, microbial biochemistry and genetics, pathogenesis and disease, immunity, and microbial infections.  Lecture and lab emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health.  Not intended for biological sciences majors.  Lec/Lab.  CROSSLISTED as MB 255, MB 255e.  Course Syllabus.

BHS 316, BHS 316e. PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNOLOGY (3 cr). Interactions of the innate and adaptive immune responses in the context of infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, immunodeficiencies and immunotherapies. This course is designed for non-microbiology majors. Prereqs:  MB 230; or BI 212(or 212H) and BI 213(or 213H); or BI 204  and BI 205; or BI 221(or 221H) and BI 222 (or 222H) Course Syllabus.

BHS 323, BHS 323e. MICROBIAL INFLUENCES ON HUMAN HEALTH (3 cr). How microorganisms contribute in beneficial and detrimental ways to human health. Emphasis on microbial contributions to cancer, gut health, chronic infection and autoimmune diseases. This course is part of the Writing Intensive Curriculum for the BioHealth Sciences major. (Writing Intensive Course)  Prereqs: MB 302; or BI 314(or 314H) or BB 450Course Syllabus

BHS 329, BHS 329e. MECHANISMS OF DISEASE: INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PATHOLOGY (3 cr).  An introduction to basic principles of disease, focused on structural and functional changes of cells, tissues and organs, and their relationships to clinical disease. The emphasis of the course is at the cellular to organ level, but will cover some on molecular mechanisms as pertinent.   Prereqs: BI 211(or 211H) and BI 212(or 212H); or BI 221(or 221H) and BI 222(or 222H); or BI 204, 205, and 206Course Syllabus.

BHS 340e. HUMAN VIROLOGY (4 cr). Properties of viruses, their biology, pathogenesis and concern to society.  Emphasis on viruses causing human disease.  CROSSLISTED as MB 340.  Prereqs:  BI 204, 205, and 206; or BI 211(or 211H), 212(or 212H), 213(or 213H); or BI 221(or 221H) and BI 222(or 22H) and BI 223(or 223H)Course Syllabus.

BHS 499.  BIOHEALTH SCIENCES CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (2 cr).   Capstone experience will help students synthesize knowledge and learn how to practice professional skills necessary to sustain a successful career in health related professions. Students will explore career opportunities and how to compete for jobs.  Students will work in teams to analyze a clinical problem in BioHealth Sciences and communicate this analysis in a presentation.  Course Syllabus.

MICROBIOLOGY

Academic Catalog

MB 110.  ORIENTATION TO MICROBIOLOGY (1 cr).  Introduction of incoming microbiology students to college life with an emphasis on faculties, facilities, services, and curricula in microbiology.  Exposure to career opportunities in microbiology. Course Syllabus

MB 201.  LABORATORY SKILLS.  (3 cr Graded P/N).  These credits are designed for students who are doing experiential learning in a research laboratory on campus and performing basic laboratory tasks that are not elevated to the level of an independent research project.  Course Syllabus.

MB 230, MB 230 hybrid.  INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY.  (4 cr).  Microbiology as it affects our everyday lives.  The impact of microorganisms on health, food/water sanitation, environment, industry, and genetic engineering. Includes laboratory session.  Course Syllabus MB 230Course Syllabus MB 230 Lab

MB 255, MB 255e.  ALLIED HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY.  (4 cr).  General properties of cellular microbes and viruses, microbial biochemistry and genetics, pathogenesis and disease, immunity, and microbial infections.  Lecture and lab emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health.  Not intended for biological sciences majors.  Lec/Lab.  CROSSLISTED as BHS 255.  Course Syllabus

MB 290.  SUCCESS IN MICROBIOLOGY. (1 cr).  Science skills, science literacy, ethics, and professional development to build a successful career in Microbiology. Learn the process of research, access and analyze primary literature, evaluate user-generated science content, practice professional skills, and identify and plan for experience-building opportunities such as jobs, research and internships. Sophomore standing or higher.

MB 302, MB 302e. GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY.  (3 cr).  Emphasis on cytology, physiology, virology, growth and control of microorganisms with coverage of the role of microorganisms in nature, in disease, and as useful tools.  Prereqs:  CH 332 or 335 and BI 212(or 212H) and BI 213(or 213H); or BI 221(or 221H) and BI 222(or 222H). Course Syllabus. Course Syllabus ecampus

MB 303.  GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (2 cr).  Development of laboratory techniques; exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in MB 302. Prereq: MB 302.  Course Syllabus

MB 310.  BACTERIAL MOLECULAR GENETICS (3 cr).  Introductory concepts of bacterial molecular genetics.  Topics include DNA replication, mutation, DNA repair, DNA recombination, transposons, bacteriophages, genetic manipulation, and gene regulation.  Prereqs:  MB 302 and BB 314(or 314H) and BB 450 or BB 490 and BB 451; or BB 491. Course Syllabus

MB 311.  MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY LAB:  A WRITING INTENSIVE COURSE (3 cr).  Scientific writing, laboratory notebook composition, experimental design, and laboratory experiments in bacterial molecular biology.  (Prereqs:  MB 303(or 303H) and MB 310.  Course Syllabus  Please refer to the Scientific Writing for Microbiology Majors.

MB 312.  BACTERIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM (3 cr).  Molecular structure and function, macromolecular assembly, energy production and use, and cellular growth.  Prereqs:  MB 310 and BB 451.  Course Syllabus

MB 314.  AQUATIC MICROBIOLOGY (3 cr).  Microbial processes in freshwater and marine environments shape much of the world around us.  Covers the fauna and processes pertinent to aquatic environments and using an ecosystem approach, track microbiology from the headwaters to the open ocean.  Prereqs:  CH 121, 122 and 123; or CH 231(or 231H) and CH 232(or 232H) and CH 233(or 233H). Course Syllabus

MB 330e.  DISEASE AND SOCIETY (3 cr).  Infectious disease has many effects on the development of society, and likewise, human interactions affect the development of disease.  The course examines these interactions with a focus on the role of race, class, and economic status in the development of epidemics. (Cascade Campus, eCampus).  Course Syllabus:  Detailed VersionCourse Syllabus

MB 340e HUMAN VIROLOGY (3 cr).  Properties of viruses, their biology, pathogenesis and concern to society. Emphasis on viruses causing human disease. CROSSLISTED as BHS 340. Prereqs: BI 204, 205, and 206; or BI 211(or 211H), BI 212(or 212H) and BI 213(or 213H); or BI 221(or 221H), BI 222(or 222H) and BI 223(or 223H). Ecampus.  Course Syllabus

MB 385.  EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND EPIDEMICS: A WRITING INTENSIVE COURSE (3 cr).  Emerging and reemerging infectious disease is a contemporary global issue of great concern.  The course covers germ theory, disease history and ecology, microbial pathogenesis and the immune response, historic plagues, and the biological, environmental, population and social changes that contribute to disease emergence.  Prereqs: BI 211(or 211H) and BI 212(or 212H) and BI 213(or 213H); or BI 221(or 221H) and BI 222(or 222H) and BI 223(or 223H)Course Syllabus

MB 416.  IMMUNOLOGY (3 cr).  Basic theory and applications of immunochemistry, immunogenetics, and cellular immunology.  Examination of immunologically related diseases.  Prereqs:  BB 450(or 450H); or BB 490Course Syllabus.

MB 417.  IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY (2 cr).  Laboratory on the applications of current immunological techniques.  Prereqs:  MB 303(or 303H) and MB 416. Course Syllabus.

MB 420.  MICROBIAL GENOMES, BIOGEOCHEMISTRY, AND DIVERSITY (3 cr).  A survey of microbial diversity from the earliest lifeforms to the modern role of bacteria and archaea in global biogeochemical cycles.  Topics covered include molecular evolution, microbial genomics, biochemical diversity and metabolic pathways that adapt cells to extreme environments.  Particular emphasis is placed on marine systems, from photosynthesis in surface water to life in the ocean crust.  Prereqs:  MB 302 or BB 314(or BB 314H). Course Syllabus

MB 422 AQUATIC MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (2 cr)  This field to lab course focuses on the microbial ecology of freshwater and marine systems as a foundation for discovery and learning.  Prereqs:  MB 303 and MB 314(or 314H). Course Syllabus.

MB 430 BACTERIAL PATHOGENESIS (3 cr).  Bacteria pathogenic for humans, emphasizing the structural, physiological and genetic mechanisms of pathogenesis.  Role of the immune system in pathogenesis and protection.  Prereqs:  MB 302, MB 310 and BB 451; or BB 491Course Syllabus

MB 434.  VIROLOGY (3 cr).  Properties of viruses, their biology and pathogenesis.  Emphasis on viruses causing human disease.  Prereqs:  BB 450(or 450H) and BB 451(or 451H); or BB 490, 491, and 492Course Syllabus

MB 436.  THE HUMAN MICROBIOME.  (3 cr). Examines the biodiversity, function and medical importance of the communities of microorganisms that inhabit the human body.  A diverse array of topics will be discussed, including how the human microbiome is studied, case studies of specific aspects of the human microbiome, and emerging theories of how the  microbiome influences human health.  Prereqs:  BI 314(or 314H) and BB 314(or 314H); or MB 302Course Syllabus

MB 440.  FOOD MICROBIOLOGY (3 cr).  Role of microorganisms in food spoilage, infection, and intoxication; also basic principles in contamination control and germicidal treatment during processing, preparing, and distributing food for consumption.  Prereq:  MB 302.  Course Syllabus

MB 441.  FOOD MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (2 cr).  Laboratory techniques to accompany MB 440.  Prereqs:  MB 303(or 303H) and MB 440. Course Syllabus

MB 448.  MICROBE - ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS (3 cr).  A comparison of soil sediments and freshwater as microbial habitats.  Discussion of the role of microorganisms in nutrient cycles, effects of microbial activity on plant and animal life.  Prereq:  MB 302 or BB 314(or 314H)Course Syllabus

MB 456.  MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (3 cr).  Describes and analyzes the use of microorganisms as tools in everyday applications, in genetic engineering, and in medical, industrial, agricultural, and environmental processes.  Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the field, including current topics such as CRISPR, synthetic biology, biofuels and vaccines.    Prereqs: MB 302; or BI 221(or 221H); or BB 314(or 314H); or BB 331; or BB 450; or BEE 362Course Syllabus

MB 479.  FERMENTATION MICROBIOLOGY (3 cr).  An introduction to industrial microbiology with a focus on the physiology of fermentation and use of microorganisms for the production of food ingredients, fermented foods, and beverages.  Prereqs:  BI 212(or 212H); or BI 221(or 221H) and BI 223(or 223H) and CH 331 and 332, and BB 350(or 450) and MB 302.   Course Syllabus

MB 480, MB 480e.  GENERAL PARASITOLOGY (3 cr).  Introduction to parasitology.  The course emphasizes medical parasitology, but will cover a broad overview of parasitology, covering important groups and host/parasite relationships among all taxa from invertebrates to vertebrates, including mammals.  Prereqs:  BI 211(or 211H), BI 212(or 212H) and BI 213(or 213H); or BI 221(or 221H), BI 222(or 222H) and BI 223(or 223H); or BI 204, 205, and 206Course Syllabus

MB 490 MICROBIOLOGY CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (2 cr).  Capstone experience is for microbiology students to practice professional skills necessary to sustain a career in science.  Students will work in teams to analyze research data and communicate this analysis, in addition to exploring career opportunities and learning how to successfully compete for jobs.   Prereq:  MB 302 and junior or senior status. Course Syllabus.

MB 491.  FISH DISEASES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE (3 cr).  Introduction to diseases of fish including pathogens important to aquaculture and ornamental industries as well as to wild fish populations and conservation programs.  Includes a lab session. Prereq:  9 credits upper division fisheries or biology.  Course Syllabus.

MB 499 SPECIAL TOPICS  (2 cr).  

VARIABLE CREDIT COURSES

MB 299.  SPECIAL TOPICS. (1-16 cr).  May be repeated for credit (16) when topic varies.

MB 399.  SPECIAL TOPICS.  (1-16 cr).

MB 401.  RESEARCH (1-16 cr.).  Used when conducting a project in a research laboratory.  This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits, but no more than 3 credits may be used to satisfy the microbiology major requirement for twenty 400-level MB credits.

MB 403.  THESIS (1-16 cr). This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits, but no more than 3 credits may be used to satisfy the microbiology major requirement for twenty 400-level MB credits.

MB 405.  READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16).  Conference:  Instruction in microbiology.  This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits, but no more than 3 credits may be used to satisfy the microbiology major requirement for twenty 400-level MB credits.

MB 406.  SPECIAL PROJECTS (16 cr).  Used when serving as a Teaching Assistant.  This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits, but no more than 3 credits may be used to satisfy the microbiology major requirement for twenty 400-level MB credits.

MB 407.  SEMINAR (1-16 credits).  This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.  Graded P/N.

MB 410. OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP (1-10 cr).  Supervised work experience at selected cooperating institutions, agencies, laboratories, clinics or companies.  This course may be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits, but no more than 3 credits may be used to satisfy the microbiology major requirement for twenty 400-level MB credits. Maximum of 10 credits allowed but no more than 3 credits may be used to satisfy microbiology major requirement of 36 credits.  Graded P/N. 

MB 499.  SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16 cr).  This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.