Nov 26, 2021  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 224 - Microbiome of Urban Spaces


Credit(s): 3
1 hour lecture, 6 hour lab
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 160 /BIOL 160A . Permission of the instructor is required to register for this course.
This course is a classroom undergraduate research experience that will introduce students to the newly emerging field of urban microbiology. Students will participate in research that will expose them to new and emerging technologies that are being utilized to determine the prevalence and persistence of pathogenic bacteria in the built environment. They will perform and develop experiments to identify what bacterial and human factors are contributing to this process. The ultimate goal of the research course is to try to identify means of preventing and controlling the spread and transmission of pathogens in the urban environment. Total time commitment is seven hours per week; three hours are regularly scheduled meeting/ research times, four hours of additional time to be coordinated with instructor.



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