Basic Biology for Microorganism

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MCB 3020 – Basic Biology for Microorganisms

If you are preparing to become a graduate student in a medical sciences field, MCB 3020 is a valuable prerequisite course that is now offered online through University of Florida. Our convenient online course will give you the knowledge you need to prepare for graduate programs in medicine, nursing, veterinary science, optometry, biotechnology, or pharmacy.


Explore the structure, nutrition and growth of microorganisms; the characterization of representative microorganisms and viruses; metabolic properties; and experience an introduction to microbial genetics, immunology and pathogenesis of microorganisms.


To provide the student with a foundation in microbiology and explore current areas of interest in the field of microbiology.


The textbook for this course is Prescott’s Principles of Microbiology (Willey, Sherwood and Woolverton, 2009). This text is a reference that students can use to provide auxiliary information, to help students prepare for the lectures, or to supplement the lectures. Many students will not need the text, while others will find it very helpful. The accompanying text website allows students to register and use animations, self-tests, flash cards, and other learning tools.

Please click here for a detailed registration tutorial.