Clinical Micro

January 6th, 2015

Clinical Microbiology

BISC 6342

Lecture Syllabus

 

Clinical microbiology presentations : students

Clinical microbiology lectures

Clinical aspects of microbiology have impacted medicine on almost every aspect. This module forms a solid foundation for students who intend to pursue Medical Microbiology at a higher level and provides a broad insight into the discipline for students studying Microbiology as a subsidiary subject in the first year.

Instructor

Dr. Abdelraouf A. Elmanama (Ph.D microbiology)

e-mail: elmanama@mail.iugaza.edu

Textbook. (The following book is required for all students)

Medical Microbiology. 4th. ed. Edited By: Samuel Baron, MD

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7627/

In addition you will be instructed to copy materials from the department as a basis for your presentation

Course Goals.

1.        Define and use microbiological terms.

2.        Describe the principles applied in characterizing microorganisms.

3.        Distinguish diverse microorganisms according to their physiological characteristic.

4.        Explain the role of microbes in human life.

5.        Develop an awareness of the impact that microbes have on humans.

6.        Demonstrate acquisition of general knowledge about microorganisms and the ability to utilize and apply this information.

7.        Demonstrate skills necessary to perform laboratory investigations of microorganisms.

8.        Communicate scientific findings to peers.

9.        Read and understand scientific literature pertaining to Microbiology.

10.     Understand the relationship that exists among microbes, man, and disease

11.     Understand the environmental factors relating to microbial growth and control.

Examinations and Grading:

Two major exams

Midterm: 30 points

Final:       40 points

Microbe report: 5 points

Main Presentation:  25 points (Report: 15 and Presentation: 10)

1) Oral presentation (2.5 points) – Give a brief description of your organism to the class. This should include a physical description, description of what it does, where it is found, etc.  Provide any interesting historical background about the organism or what it does, perhaps how the organism was named.  Explain why you found that particular organism interesting.  PowerPoint presentations are necessary, you must bring it by the class on a CD

2) Written report (2.5 points) A 5-10 pages written report will be due at the time of your in-class presentation.  Reference all sources, including web pages. You will need to submit an electronic version of your report.  Be creative.  Tell a story about the organism.  Write about how it was discovered, how it is used, who discovered it.  There are a number of books available for reading more about interesting microbes.

Table of Contents

SECTION I : BACTERIOLOGY

Introduction to Bacteriology

Structure

Classification

Bacterial Metabolism

Genetics

Normal Flora

Bacterial Pathogenesis

Specific Acquired Immunity

Epidemiology

Principles of Diagnosis

Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Staphylococcus

Streptococcus

Neisseria, Branhamella, Moraxella, and Acinetobacter

Bacillus

Miscellaneous Pathogenic Bacteria

Anaerobes: General Characteristics

Clostridia: Spore-Forming Anaerobic Bacilli

Anaerobic Cocci

Anaerobic Gram-Negative Bacilli

Salmonella

Shigella

Campylobacter and Helicobacter

Cholera, Vibrio cholerae 01 and 0139, and Other Pathogenic Vibrios

Escherichia coli in Diarrheal Disease

Escherichia, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Serratia, Citrobacter, and Proteus

Pseudomonas

Brucella

Pasteurella, Yersinia, and Francisella

Haemophilus Species

Bordetella

Corynebacterium diphtheriae

Mycobacteria and Nocardia

Actinomyces, Propionibacterium propionicus, and Streptomyces

Leptospira, Borrelia (Including Lyme Disease), and Spirillum

Treponema

Mycoplasmas

Rickettsiae

Chlamydia

Legionella

SECTION II : MYCOLOGY

Introduction to Mycology

General Concepts of Mycology

Introduction to Mycology

Basic Biology of Fungi

Disease Mechanisms of Fungi

Spectrum of Mycoses

Antifungal Agents

SECTION III: INTRODUCTION TO INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Introduction to Infectious Diseases

Infections of the Respiratory System

Microbiology of the Circulatory System

Microbiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Microbiology of the Nervous System

Microbiology of the Genitourinary System

Microbial Infections of Skin and Nails

Microbiology of Dental Decay and Periodontal Disease

Bone, Joint, and Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection