General Microbiology - 7105403
Course Title
General Microbiology
Course Number
Instructor Name
Motasem Al-Masri
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
Second Semester 2019
Second Semester 2018
Summer Semester 2017
First Semester 2017
Summer Semester 2016
Second Semester 2016
First Semester 2015
Compulsory / Elective
Course Description

-The course is designed to give students detailed concepts in general microbiology. Diversity of micro-organisms; evolutionary relationships and taxonomy (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites); principles of culture, staining, microscopy, sterilization of media and equipment; the cultural, morphological, biochemical characteristics and identification scheme for bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses; principles of pathogenicity and defence mechanisms (immunity).  The course has one credit hour laboratory, which covers a variety of microbiological and immunological techniques, with experiments designed to illustrate major concepts of bacteriology, virology, mycology

Course Objectives
Intended learning Outcomes and Competences

This course will provide students with Knowledge on various sub-disciplines of Microbiology. After this course the students should know and understand all scientific disciplines of microbiology; be able to describe diversity of microorganisms; explain the basic genetic systems of bacteria; explain the ability of microorganisms to cause disease and demonstrate practical skills in fundamental microbiological techniques. The student should be familiar with different categories of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, parasites & fungi regarding taxonomy, structure, growth characteristics & reproduction of each microbial group.

Textbook and References


Prescott, Harley, & Klein’s Microbiology, 8th Ed, 2011

Greenwood David et al. Medical Microbiology 17th Ed 2007



Published scientific papers.

Manual of Basic Techniques for a Health Laboraory, 2nd Ed 2003

Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
exams 100%