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Microbiology I








Microbiology II







Course Description

MIC305,306 Microbiology I&II


It enables the students to be familiar with microbiology and its various sub-branches as well as its relationship to clinical practice. Also, it provides information about general bacteriology and their relations to infectious diseases. It allows the students to be familiar with the methods employed in the clinical diagnosis of microbial diseases and the laboratory identification of infectious agents. It also acquaints the student for the important role of sterilization and disinfection techniques.

Course Contents:

First Semester (Microbiology I Code 305 ):

General Epidemiology

1- Bacterial Structure

2- Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism

3- Bacterial Genetics

4- Laboratory Methods for ldentification of Bacteria

5- Antimicrobial Agents

6- Sterilization and Disinfection

7-Infection and Disease

8-Specific Immune Response

9-Humoral lmmunity - Antibody Mediated lmmunity

10-Complement System

11-In-vitro Antigen Antibody Reactions

12-Cells of the lmmune Response

13-Cell Mediated lmmunity

14-Mechanisms of Protective lmmunity

15-Cancer lmmunology

16-Transplantation lmmunology

17-Hypersensitivity Reactions

18-Auto-immune Diseases

19- Immunodeficiency disorders

Second Semester (Microbiology II.Code 306 ):

Systematic Bacteriology

1. Staphylococci

2. Streptococci

3. Pneumococci (Streptococcus pnemoniae)

4. Neisseria

5. Corynebacteria

6. Spore-forming Bacilli

7. Mycobacteria

8. Enteric Gram-negative Bacilli (Enterobacteriaceae)

9. Salmonella

10. Shigella.

11. Proteus

12. Pseudomonas

13. Vibrios

14. Yersinia.

15. Brucella.

16. Haemophilus, Bordetella, Moraxella

17. Bacteriodes, Legionella and Mycoplasma

18. Spirochaetes

19. Rickettsiae and Coxiella

20. Chlamydia


 Medical Mycology

1. General properties of Fungi.

2. Superficial Mycoses.

3. Oprtunisticis.

4. Systemic Mycoses.

5. Pathogenic Actinomycetes.


 Medical Virology

1. General properties of Viruses

2. RNA Viruses (1) Picorna Viruses

3. Togaviruses (Encephalitis, Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, Rubella)

4. Myxoviruses

5. Reoviruses

6. Rhabdoviruses (Rabies)

7. Bunyviruses, Coronaviruses, and Arenaviruses

8. Retroviruses

9. DNA Viruses - poxviruses

10. Herpes Viruses

11. Adenoviruses

12. Miscellaneous viruses

Applied Microbiology

. Normal Flora of the Body

. Hospital Acquired lnfection

. Routes of lnfection

. Bacteriology of some Human Diseases


 Teaching Methods

 1.Lectures (3 credit hours)

2.Practical sections, ( 1credit hour)

3. Students seminars, oral presentations & prepared essays

Attendance Criteria:

 The minimal acceptable attendance is 70% in order to sit for the final examination.

Examination Description:

Formative & Summative exams

- Written, case study & oral exams for assessment of knowledge and understanding

- Practical exams for assessment of practical skills

- Research for training the student how to get medical information from library and internet websites and how to organize and present knowledge)

Mark Distribution:

A total of 100 marks equally divided between the two semesters as follows:

30% Year Activity

40% Written End-Term Exam

30% Practical & Oral End-Term Exam


 Learning Resources:

 Basic Materials:

- Department books available for students, at the faculty bookshop

Suggested materials

1 . Basic and Clinical Immunology, Stites, Stobo, Fudenberg and Wells. Lange Medical Publishing.
2. Clinincal Immunology, Brostoff, Scadding, Male and Roitt. Gower Medical Publishing.
3. Immunology, Roitt, Brostoff and Male. Gower Medical Publishing.

4. Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology, Brooks, Butel and Morse. Cal Books/McGraw-Hill Publishers.