Courses Catalogue

Basic Microbiology: Bacteriology, Virology, And Mycology

COURSE CODE: MCB 1206
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

The course provides the fundamental knowledge needed by the student to understand microorganism as a unique entity in the world. This knowledge is essential for effective and adequate manipulation of the microorganisms for the betterment of mankind.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course introduces the students to the concept of microorganisms as disease causative agents. Focs is on microorganisms that cause diseases including bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. The techniques for isolation, identification, classification, and characterization are also covered. Processes through which microorganisms induce diseases and the public health considerations are covered in this course. 

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Isolate and identify microorganisms
  2. Control microorganisms in the in vivo and in vitro conditions
  3. Locate the habitats of microorganisms
  4. Preserve microorganisms for future studies
  5. Know microbial pathogenicity/virulence
  6. Classify, characterize and give the pathophysiology of infections caused by medically important bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungus
  7. Outline the principles of public health
  8. Describe the principles of laboratory methods and diagnosis of pathogenic organisms