Courses Catalogue

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

COURSE CODE: MCB 3107
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

 The pharmaceutical microbiology course describes the use of microorganisms in the production of pharmaceuticals for medical use. Processes such as preservation of medicines and fermentation technology are discussed in detail in this course. 

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

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

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

1.    Discuss the principles of production of different pharmaceutical products

2.    Control microorganisms both under in vivo and in vitro conditions

3.    Preserve pharmaceutical products for future studies

4.    Describe the different industrial quality principles

Outline the principles of public health