General Microbiology (2 hr lecture + 1 hr practical)

  • College of Pharmacy |


The course provides students with a combination of laboratory and theoretical experience exploring the general aspects of microbiology. It includes knowledge of microorganisms, their morphology, diversity, cell structure and , cultural characteristics, growth, metabolism, role of microorganisms in infectious diseases and microbial pathogenesis. It also clarifies different mechanisms of transport across bacterial cell membrane, metabolic pathways and physiology of bacteria. The course also covers the principles of genetic characters including DNA and RNA structures, replication, different forms of mutation and mutagenic agents. It also explores the basic concepts of microbial growth, cultivation and reproduction.


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  • By the end of the course students will be able to: a. Knowledge and Understanding a.1. Describe the differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes as well as the different bacterial, fungal and viral structures and functions. a.2. Outline the main aspects of bacterial growth and metabolism. a.3. Explain the principles of microbial genetics including DNA replication, transcription and translation as well as types of mutations, genetic transfer, and control of gene expression. a.4. Outline the general concept of normal flora and its role in the human body. a.5. List the different microbial mechanisms of pathogenicity and examples of some pathogenic bacteria. b. Intellectual Skills b.1. Classify a number of microbial life forms and differentiate between the different microorganisms. b.2. Differentiate between the different types of bacteria on the bases of staining and culturing methods. b.3. Select the appropriate laboratory diagnostic methods for the isolation and identification of infectious agents. b.4. Interpret results of microbiological laboratory tests. c. Professional and Practical Skills c.1. Perform different microscopic examination methods to identify medically important microorganisms. c.2. Apply the cultivation technique to isolate the bacterial specimen into pure colonies. c.3. Apply different culture media and biochemical tests commonly used for bacterial isolation and identification. d. General and Transferable Skills d.1. Implement proficiency in writing, presentation, and communication skills. d.2. Practice independent learning needed for continuous professional development.


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