Courses Catalogue

Basic Microbiology (bacteriology/virology And Mycology)

COURSE CODE: MCB 2208
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Nursing Sciences (Direct Entry), B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Nursing Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

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 manipulation of the microorganisms for the betterment of mankind.

COURSE 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 invitro 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

9.      Interpret diagnostic tests as related to common clinical, laboratory, radiologic and pathologic findings in common disease states.