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General Microbiology

COURSE CODE: MCB 2205
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 5
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

PRE-REQUISITES: MPP110; BIOLOGY COURSE JUSTIFICATION:

To familiarize the student with the micro-organisms responsible for human infections. This is necessary to contexturize the pharmacological management of infections which will be studied later.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This course is aimed at equipping students with knowledge of microbiology and common microbiology technics to enable them understand how these organisms affect the normal functioning of the body

COURSE AIMS

 

During the course, the student will be facilitated to learn the following;

 

a.   Describe the bacteria of medical importance with respect to their morphology, physiology,   metabolism   and   diversity   as   related   to   their   biochemical characteristics and habitats

b.   Be acquainted with the common diseases these bacteria cause, their diagnosis and treatment

c.  Describe the fungi of medical importance with respect to their morphology, physiology, classification, disease causation, and treatment.

d.   Discuss  viruses  with  respect  to  their  proper  attributes,  life  cycles,  general biological characteristics, pathogenesis, preventive measures, diagnosis and treatment

e.   Describe the application of the standard microbiological laboratory techniques used to detect and manage the presence of microorganisms

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES


By the end of the course, the student is exp

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