This course covers survival strategies, gene regulation and metabolism of waterborne pathogens and methods for microbe detection and control. The central objective of the course is to foster students’ ability to solve problems related to microbiological quality and safety of drinking and recreational waters. The development of problem-solving skills will require an in-depth understanding of microbial ecology concepts and methodologies for identifying and characterizing pathogens and their behaviors outside of their human hosts.
Credits: 3 Semesters Offered: Spring Prerequisites: MCB3020 (Basic Biology of Microorganisms), or MCB3023 or MCB4203 (Bacterial and Viral Pathogens) or equivalent
Textbook: Environmental Microbiology. Third Edition. By Pepper, Gerba and Gentry. Elsevier. 2015.