This course builds on earlier microbiology courses by integrating students’ knowledge of structure and behavior of microorganisms with clinical symptoms, management, prevention and control of microbial infections due to bacteria, viruses and fungi.
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
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 management, prevention and control of microbial infections, as well as manipulation of the microorganisms for the betterment of mankind.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
- Classify, characterize and describe the pathophysiology of infections caused by medically important bacteria, fungi and viruses.
- Describe the principles of laboratory methods and diagnosis of pathogenic organisms.