Courses Catalogue

Microbiology & Immunology

COURSE CODE: BIO 3201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Biology) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Introduces students to a study of bacteria, virus and fungi looking at their classification, structure replication and examines how the human body responds to them and how disease may ensue. Also discusses how these microorganisms can be managed.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

Biology being a study of life, knowledge about disease causing organisms and how to keep the body safe from infection is vital for teachers, so that they can pass it on to the students to ensure a healthy population

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:

·                     Explain the basic themes of microbiology and immunology

·                     Identify and apply various methods used in studying microorganisms.

·                     Appreciate the organization, classification and naming of microorganisms.

·                     Discuss microbial metabolism

·                     Discuss the animal host defences

·                     Explain the acquisition of specific immunity and its applications.