Courses Catalogue

Applied Microbiology And Parasitology

COURSE CODE: MCD 2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Allied Health Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course consists of instruction in the theory, practical application, and pathogenesis of clinical microbiology, including collection, setup, identification, susceptibility testing, and reporting procedures. The laboratory exercises will endeavor to provide the student with the most comprehensive experiences possible, but will rely mainly on the commonly measured differential characteristics of selected microorganisms.

Course justification
The course provides the knowledge needed by the student to understand how disease is caused and manifests how to diagnose, identify and manage diseases caused by microorganisms. 

Course Aim
The aim of the course is to equip the students with knowledge of microbiology  relevant to the practice of medicine 

Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
a)      Classify  infections caused by medically important bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and ectoparasites.
b)      Apply the principles of sterilization and disinfection.
c)      Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of antibiotics use and chemotherapy of bacterial, viral, parasitic, fungal and entomologic infections.
d)     Outline the principles of public health bacteriology
e)      Describe the principles of laboratory methods and diagnosis for pathogenic organisms.