51113 Medical Microbiology

Course Description

This course describes  an introduction to microbiology, bacteria, protozoa, algae, microbial growth, metabolism of microbes, microbial genetics, controlling microbes, antimicrobial therapy, host- microbe relationships and disease processes, immunity, some bacterial and viral diseases of the skin, mucosa, eyes, wounds, &STD’s, bacterial and viral disease of the brain and meningitis, diseases of the blood (bacterial & viral diseases transmitted by Arthropod vectors), bacterial &viral infections of the respiratory system, and intestinal system-bacterial &viral infections of the digestive system

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the student is expected to:
  • 1. Introduce to the history and basic structure and functions of microorganisms (Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi), including their laboratory diagnosis.
  • 2. Describe classification and identification of bacteria, viruses and fungi

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • Introducation to Microbiology notes, Omar Sh Aden (2014)
  • MICROBIOLOGY DEMYSTIFIED DR.Tom Besty Jim Keogh 2005
  • Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology Lippincott’s Williams & Wilkins, a Wolters Kluwer business
  • The Microbial World by Kenneth Todar PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison 2009

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite

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