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Islamic University-Gaza

 

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Course Syllabus

Second semester

Faculty of Health Science

2011-2012

Medical Laboratory Science Department

Diagnostic Medical Microbiology

MEDI 2351

COURSE SPECIFICATIONS:

Pre-requisite: Essential medical microbiology (Medi 2350)

Number of credit hours: 3 credit hours

Meeting times:        

Section 201 : SW 09:00-10:30;  Room Number: L501

Section 101:  SW 10:30-12:00;  Room Number: K101

Instructor:  Prof. Dr. Abdelraouf A. Elmanama

Office : Research and graduate affair; Administration Building. first floor

Tel: 2750

Office hours: SW 13-14

                    :Sun T 12:30-14:00

E-mail:   elmanama_144@yahoo.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/allmicrobiologysite

Facebook name: Abdelraouf Elmanama

Course description

Diagnostic Medical Microbiology course focuses on medical aspects of bacterial pathogens, cultural, biochemical, serological and other unique characteristics that might aid in the process of identification of these pathogens. The course addresses the basic medical bacterial groups in detail (Gram negative and gram-positive bacilli as well as the Gram-negative and positive cocci. In addition, unclassified pathogens and fungi are discussed in details.

Course objectives

  1. Identify the species of pathogenic bacteria and fungi
  2. Determine the modes of transmission of infectious diseases and pathogenesis
  3. Know of the theoretical foundations for the differentiation  of the major pathogenic groups
  4. Diagnosis of Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas
  5. Diagnosis of Gram-positive bacteria from the family Staphylococcus and Streptococcus
  6. Diagnosis of Gram-negative bacteria: Neisseriae, Mycobacteria, Anaerobs
  7. Methods for diagnosis of different types of uncommon pathogens
  8. The use of biochemical and serological tests in the diagnosis of the above-mentioned types of bacteria
  9. Determine the antimicrobials to be used in the sensitivity testing of different types of pathogens.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students shall be able to:

1. Describe the etiologies, epidemiology and basic mechanisms of pathogenesis of infectious diseases.

2. Describe the basic principles of diagnosis, antimicrobial treatment, prevention and control of infectious diseases in the hospital and community.

3. Describe the host immune system and explain the host response to infection

4. Understand and interpret basic laboratory tests for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

5. Apply the principles of molecular and immunological techniques for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

6. Analyze and solve case studies involving bacterial and fungal agents

 

Text Book:

  • Diagnostic Medical Microbiology  prepared by Prof. Dr. Abdelraouf Elmanama

 

References and further readings

  • Bailey and scott Diagnostic Microbiology 12th. Ed. 2007
  • LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES Essentials of Diagnostic Microbiology. 2008

COURSE EVALUATION

Student’s performance will be evaluated by:

Continuous assessment– 15%

(Attendance, Quizzes, presentation and assignment)

Mid-term examination-  25%

Service learning report 15% (see attached form)

Final examination–  45%

Students are required to attend all lectures.  Attendance is recorded and students who are absent for more than 25% of the classes without an official notification will not be allowed to enter the exams according to the university rules and regulations.

Course contents

Week 01

Introduction: Host parasite relationship

Week 02

Enterobacteriacae (lactose fermenters)

Week 03

Enterobacteriacae (Non-Lactose fermenters)

Week 04

Pseudomonas and Miscellaneous non-fermenters

Week 05

Vibrio, Campylobacter and Helicobacter

Week 06

The gram positive cocci: Staphylococci

Week 07

The gram positive cocci: Streptococci

Week 08

The gram negative cocci

Week 09

The gram positive bacilli: The spore former

Week 10

The gram positive bacilli: The non-spore former

Week 11

Mycobacteria

Week 12

The respiratory gram negative bacilli (Haemophilus, Bordetella, L egionella)

Week 13

Brucella, Treponema, Leptospira, Borrelia

Week 14

Chlamydia, Rickettsia, Mycoplasma

Week 15

Mycology

 

 

Resources: Check my website at https://sites.google.com/site/allmicrobiologysite/