Syllabus with Course Contents
LSS.604: Microbiology. Credit Hours: 3. Semester III.
Unit: 1 FB 16 Lectures
Prokaryotic, Eukaryotic structure and function: Overview and Importance, History of Microbiology, Cell structure and function, Classifications. Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, Algae, and viruses, Structure of major viruses, and Viral replication.
Bacterial Structure & Function
Unit: 2 PS 4 Lectures
Growth, nutrition & control: Phases in bacterial growth, Growth Curve, Calculation of G-time, Physical and environmental requirements of growth, Microbial nutritional requirements, Types of culture media. Physical and Chemical methods, Antimicrobial drugs, Antibiotic assays, Drug resistance in bacteria.
Unit: 3 SB 6 Lectures
Microbial Genetics: DNA replication, Transcription and translation, Operon, Horizontal Gene Transfer.
Unit: 4 SB 14 Lectures
Applied Microbiology: Environmental microbiology, Microbial ecology, Aquatic Microbiology, Food, Dairy and Agricultural Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology. Major bacterial diseases of animals and plants, Airborne, Food-borne, Soil-borne, Nosocomial and Sexually Transmitted/Contagious Diseases, Principles of disease and epidemiology, Host-Microbe relationship, Viral pathogenesis, Major viral diseases of plants and animals.Avian Influenza A/H5N1, A/H1N1 Swine Influenza, SARS, AIDS, Japanese encephalitis, Malaria and Tuberculosis, West Nile, Mechanisms of emergence and reemergence.
1. Bauman, R.W. (2011). Microbiology with Diseases by Body System. Benjamin Cummings, USA.
2. Capuccino, J.G. and Sherman, N. (2004). Microbiology-A Laboratory Manual. Benjamin Cummings, USA.
3. Pelczar, M. J., Chan, E.C.S. and Krieg, N.R. (1993). Microbiology: Concepts and Applications. McGraw-Hill Inc. USA.
4. Pommerville, J.C. (2010). Alcamo’s Fundamentals of Microbiology. Jones & Bartlett Publishers, USA.
5. Prescott, L.M., Harley, J.P. and Klein, D.A. (2004). Microbiology. McGraw-Hill Science, USA.
6. Strelkauskas, A., Strelkauskas, J. and Moszyk-Strelkauskas, D. (2009). Microbiology: A Clinical Approach. Garland Science, New York, USA.
7. Tortora, G.J., Funke, B.R. and Case, C.L. (2009). Microbiology: An Introduction. Benjamin Cummings, USA.
Microbe Kombat(http://armorgames.com/play/2258/microbe-kombat). In this game, the player is in charge of eating, growing bigger, and then eating the competing microbes. It is a fun game that touches on the concepts of microbial growth, division, and survival strategies. The Great Flu (http://www.thegreatflu.com/) is a great way to introduce the costs and benefits of public health strategies. In The Great Flu, one selects a strain of virus and then employs measures to keep the virus from spreading all across the world. Each action you take, however, has a cost similar to that in real life—and also as in real life, you only have a limited amount of “money” to spend.
“A–Z of Epidemiology” (http://youtu.be/P2C4U624Y6o)
Food Safety Music (http://foodsafe.ucdavis.edu/)