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General Microbiology

COURSE CODE: MCB 2205
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 5
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology (Bachelor)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

a.   General characteristics, diseases caused, diagnosis, treatment of common bacterial pathogens such as, staphylococcus pyrogens,, streptococcus pneumonia, Neisseria gonorrhea, clostridium tetani, helicobacter, vibrichorellae, E. coli, Salmonella, haemophillus, mycobacterium tuberculosis and leprae, Brucella, etc (10LH)

b.  Biology of fungi; asexual and sexual reproduction, spore, filamentus fungi and yeast. Anti fungal agents and treatment of fungal disease (6LH)

c.   Origins of virology, nature of virus particles, single stranded (plus strand) RNA viruses, single stranded (minus strand) RNA viruses; double stranded viruses, double stranded RNA viruses containing reverse transcriptase, general features of virus replication, in relation with the type of nucleic acid, viral classification, the virus host (7LH)

d.   General characteristics of parasites and their classification; different species, , Heliminthology, entomology (7LH)

e.   Laboratory: microscopy, staining; culture, determination of bacterial numbers, activities,  environmental  factors  affecting  growth  and  microoganisms, observations of filamentous fungi/yeasts/protozoa. ((60PH)

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

 

a.   Overview lectures to provide guidance in scope and depth b.   Small group tutorials using PBL technics

c.   Practical demonstrations d.   Laboratory practicals

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