Microbiology: The Study of Microorganisms
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Microbiology: The Study of Microorganisms

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What is microbiology?

The scientific study of microorganisms

Which sub-disciplines are encompassed by microbiology?

Virology, bacteriology, protistology, mycology, immunology, and parasitology

What distinguishes eukaryotic microorganisms from prokaryotic organisms?

Presence of membrane-bound organelles

What tools do modern microbiologists rely on for the identification of microorganisms?

<p>$DNA$ sequence-based identification</p> Signup and view all the answers

How have viruses been variably classified?

<p>As very simple microorganisms or very complex molecules</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the social determinants of health?

<p>Economic and social conditions influencing health status</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the World Health Organization, what can be more important than health care or lifestyle choices in influencing health?

<p>Social determinants</p> Signup and view all the answers

What shapes the distribution of social determinants?

<p>Public policies reflecting political ideologies</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are some commonly accepted social determinants of health?

<p>Gender, race, economics, education</p> Signup and view all the answers

What theoretical approaches are there to social determinants?

<p>Life-course perspective</p> Signup and view all the answers

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