MMBIO 121 - General Biology: Health and Diseases

What's this class all about?

An overview of the living world and how it functions and adapts in the context of human health and disease. This class is for any students with an interest in biology and the life sciences. It is also designed for freshmen as an ideal foundation class for those interested in medical fields.

Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement!

What will we talk about?

The course will cover a variety of recent and relevant topics, including:

  • The building blocks of life
  • Nucleic acids
  • Translation and protein structure
  • How antibiotics work
  • Lipid membranes and cellular compartments
  • Capturing and using energy
  • Cellular respiration
  • Photosynthesis
  • Cell communications
  • Mitosis and meiosis
  • Cancer
  • Genetic variation
  • Gene and development
  • Evolution
  • Cycling carbon
  • The human microbiome
  • The immune system
  • Person to person bacterial and viral diseases
  • Airborne bacterial diseases
  • Direct contact disease
  • Water and food as vehicles of bacterial diseases
  • Food poisoning
  • Eukaryotic pathogens
  • Fungal and parasitic diseases
  • Vaccination

Who can I contact for more information?

Dr. Kim O'Niell
MMBIO 121 Professor
(801) 422-2449
3142 LSB

Nanette Marx
MMBIO Academic Advisor
(801) 422-4293

4010 LSB