Courses Catalogue

Advanced Bacteriology

COURSE CODE: MCB 7102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Microbiology, M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

All students applying for this course are expected to have knowledge of general bacteriology and applied Bacteriology

Course Justification

This course would be justified if it is able to show students advanced topics in bacteriology. The lectures entail a detailed study of prokaryotic phenotypic and genetic diversity, techniques involved in elucidating bacterial diversity, bacterial taxonomy, the principles and practice of classification and identification, horizontal gene transfer, sociomicrobiology, biofilms and antimicrobial resistance.

Course Description

This course is directed to students who have attended basic microbiology and therefore have a background of bacteriology and virology. It will focus on epidemiological, mechanistic and chemotherapeutic aspects of micro-organisms. Recent developments and novel hypotheses and emerging issues will be discussed as well. The potential impact of bacteriology in the field of medicine will be emphasized with relevant examples.

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to introduce students to advanced topics in bacteriology. The lectures entail a detailed study of prokaryotic phenotypic and genetic diversity, techniques involved in elucidating bacterial diversity, bacterial taxonomy, the principles and practice of classification and identification, horizontal gene transfer, sociomicrobiology, biofilms and antimicrobial resistance.

Course expected learning outcomes:  

The students to advance in the study of the diversity of Bacteria so as to lay enough background needed provide improved diagnostic Bacteriology especially in response to outbreaks of related diseases 

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

1.   Describe the general features fungi

2.   List important mycosis (related to different systems of the body) and their causative agents

3.   Discuss briefly the principles involved in the laboratory diagnosis of the causative agents

4.   To get student’s hands on different diagnostic techniques.