Course Outline:

PATH467 is designed as an introduction course to pathogenic organisms and the diseases they produce, and to provide a basis for improving patient care and infection control practices. The entire course will be delivered online in a problem-based learning format. The course contents are, including, but not limited to,

  • Introductory Microbiology & Infection Control
  • Antibiotics and Disinfection
  • Gram-Positive Cocci, Skin and Wound Infections, Community-Acquired Pneumonia and Endocarditis
  • Gram-Negative Cocci, STD, and Meningitis
  • Anaerobes, Gram-Positive Bacilli, and Mycobacteria
  • Gram-Negative Bacilli, Gastroenteritis, Urinary Tract Infections, and Zoonoses
  • Bacteremia, Nosocomial, and Fungal Infections
  • Parasites, HIV, and Infections in the Compromised Host
  • Virology


Instructor permission required.

Course Duration:

PATH467 is a 20-weeks course (Offered in January through May), which is beyond the regular UBC semester. Please note that there will be no exceptions or provisions made for early completion of the course.