Microbiology for the Non-Biologist

Microbiology for the Non-Biologist

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rutgers University, New Brunswick Campus Wide, New Brunswick, NJ


Do you know the difference between a bacterium and a virus? Could you tell the difference between a fungus and a protozoan? Some microorganisms will make you sick, some will gum-up the treatment works,while still others are beneficial. But how can you tell the good from the bad?

This innovative, fun, one-day class will bring the science of microbiology to an everyday, understandable level. The information presented is useful for people who treat drinking water, wastewater, contaminated soils/materials, or have public health responsibilities. This class will introduce participants to the physiology, characteristics, nomenclature, and taxonomy of microorganisms, including those found in drinking water and wastewater. Related regulatory programs and control techniques will also be discussed.

Topics include:

•Bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, and protozoa
•Indicator organisms
•Microbiology of water and wastewater systems

*Credits offered: 6 TCHs for Water and Wastewater Operators 0.6 CEUs

For more information, email Carol Broccoli or call (732) 932-9271 ext. 618.