Medical Mycology - 7105320 (24441)
Course Title
Medical Mycology
Course Number
7105320 (24441)
Instructor Name
Motasem Al-Masri
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
First Semester 2014
First Semester 2014
Compulsory / Elective
Course Description

In this course, different features of fungi are discussed including structure, reproduction, conidia types, classification,  and  most important infectious diseases caused by fungi including their etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment.  Host-parasite interactions and the environmental and molecular factors that contribute to establishment of fungal disease in humans are also included.  

Course Objectives

This course will explore the basic biological structures  of fungi,  conidia types, classification of fungi, etiology of different mycoses, fundamental basis for diagnosing fungal infections, differentiation of the different pathologies of the mycoses, identification of environmental and host factors that promote fungal infections, and knowledge of the some treatment regimens for the mycoses.

Intended learning Outcomes and Competences

At the end of this course student will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge in each of the followings:

biological structures  of fungi and their different forms

reproduction in fungi and types of spores and conidia

classification of fungi

types of mycosis

the etiology of most common mycoses

basis of fungal infections diagnosis

interaction between fungi and their hosts

treatment of  mycoses

Textbook and References

 Anaissie, E.J., McGinnis, M.,R., Pfaller, M. A (2009). Clinical Mycology. USA: Elsevier Inc. 

  Suhonen, R. E., Dawber, R. P. R., and Ellis, D. H. (2006). Fungal Infections of the skin, hair and nails. London: Martin Dunitz Ltd.

  Reiss E, Shadomy HJ, Lyon GM (2012). Fundamental Medical Mycology.USA: Wiley-Blackwell.

  Kwon-Chung and Bennett JE. (1992). Medical Mycology. USA: Lea & Febiger. 

 Betty, A.F., Daniel, F. S., and Alice, S. W. (2007). Diagnostic Microbiology. USA: MOSBY.

  Washington WJ, Stephen A, William J, Elmer K, Gray P, Paul S, Gail Woods. (2006). Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic

Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
exams 100%