|Second Semester||Islamic University of Gaza|
|Diagnostic Medical Microbiology|
|Medical Laboratory Sciences Department|
Faculty of Health Sciences
Pre-requisite: Essential medical microbiology (Medi 2350)
Number of credit hours: 3 credit hours
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: Administration Building. Fifth floor, Academic affair
Office hours: By appointment through e-mail
Facebook name: Abdelraouf Elmanama
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.
Identify the species of pathogenic bacteria
Determine the modes of transmission of infectious diseases and pathogenesis
Know of the theoretical foundations for the differentiation of the major pathogenic groups
Diagnosis of Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas
Diagnosis of Gram-positive bacteria from the family Staphylococcus and Streptococcus
Diagnosis of Gram-negative bacteria: Neisseria, Mycobacteria, Anaerobes
Methods for diagnosis of different types of uncommon pathogens
The use of biochemical and serological tests in the diagnosis of the above-mentioned types of bacteria
Determine the antimicrobials to be used in the sensitivity testing of different types of pathogens.
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
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
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.
|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 12||The respiratory gram negative bacilli (Haemophilus, Bordetella, L egionella)|
|Week 13||Brucella, Treponema, Leptospira, Borrelia|
|Week 14||Chlamydia, Rickettsia, Mycoplasma|
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