Microbiology - 10201341
Course Title
Course Number
Instructor Name
Motasem Al-Masri
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
Second Semester 2018
Second Semester 2017
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 techniques, with experiments designed to illustrate major concepts of bacteriology, virology, mycology

Course Objectives

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 know different categories of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, parasites & fungi regarding taxonomy, structure, growth characteristics & reproduction of each microbial group.

Intended learning Outcomes and Competences

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

  Recognize microbial taxonomic classification, structure and morphology.

  Describe microbial metabolism.

  Differentiate between Gram positive, Gram negative and acid fast organism.

  Be familiar with different media for isolation and identification of different organisms.

  Distinguish microbial genetics and the uses of genetic engineering.

 Describe the antibiotic sensitivity against different organisms

 Define different methods of disinfections & sterilization.

 Make out the different levels of host-parasite relationship

  Recognize virulence factor of each organism

Textbook and References

Tortora Funke Case. Microbiology an introduction 5th  Ed 2010

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

Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
exams 100%