The Necessity of Prerequisite Undergraduate Microbiology Courses for Pre-Allied Health Professionals

    Author: Andrea M. Rediske1
    Affiliations: 1: Doctoral Candidate and Microbiology Educator, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, [email protected]
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. December 2016 vol. 17 no. 3 329-330. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v17i3.1232
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    WA letter to the editor addressing recent concerns about the necessity of microbiology as a prerequisite for pre-nursing and pre-allied health programs.


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Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, Volume: 41, Starting page: 638

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