Pathogens and Disinfection - CEE274D

Spring Quarter, 3 Units, alternate years.
Prerequisite: 274A


Introduction to epidemiology
Epidemiology and risk assessment

Pathogens and infectious disease:

Overview of bacteriology, pathogens in the environment, host-parasite
Introduction to viruses
Human viruses
Mutation and recombination, gene expression, prions
Mobile DNA, pathogenicity islands
Major microbial diseases
Detection of bacteria and virus, indicator organisms
Case study: Vibrio cholerae

Pathogen control:

Antibiotics and resistance to antibiotics
Disinfectants and resistance to disinfectants
Integrated disinfection design
Transport of pathogens - air
Transport of pathogens - groundwater and water distribution systems