The Course

This course covers principles of microbiology . Topics include the types of microorganisms and various groups of bacteria, their structure, physiology, genetics, microbial pathogenicity, infectious diseases, immunology, and  practical applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills including:
  1.  microscopy, aseptic technique, staining, culture methods, and identification of microorganisms. 
  2.  characteristics of microbial organisms; bacterial, fungal,protozoa and viral
  3.  Physical and chemical microbial control
  4. Collection and handling of laboratory specimens.
  5.  Microbial genetics, mutation.
  6.   diseases.
  7.  Classification of microbial life
  8.  Characteristics of prokaryotes
  9.  Characteristics of eukaryotes

Course details

Faculty:  Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH)
School: School of Health
Department: Department of Medical Microbiology
Course title: General Microbiology
Course code: GMC6503
Language: English
Location: FSCH
Period: Academic 2017-2018
Lecturer:Dr. Hanan Tariq
Harem Othman Smail
 Support Office Hours by appointment

Entry level skills

The student must be able to read various provided sources in English and write short essays and participate in class discussions.