culty of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology
e Title Microbiology
3 cr hr
Dr. Elham Al
5715546, ext 5
Main Text book :
Microbiology an Introduction
ra, B. R. Funke and C.L.Case
edition, Benjamin Cummings, 2006.
Fudamentals of Microbiology
I.E.Alcamo Sixth edition , Jones and Bartlett 2001.
Brock Biology of Microorganisms
M. T. Madigan, J. M. Martinko and J. Parker
Tenth Edition, Pre
ntice Hall, 2003
The student is
responsible for all material covered in lectures.
This course aims at introducing the students to the world of microorganisms.
Microbial morphology, growth, and physiology will be explored. Microbial co
including physical and chemical methods will be considered in detail. The Genetics
of microorganisms and its applications will be explained. Lectures will cover the host
parasite relationships with special emphasis
mechanisms of bacterial
thogenesis and general host response to bacterial invasion.
This course also includes practical sessions that will familiarize student
techniques in microbiology including aseptic techniques, staining,
identification of microor
ganisms and determination of antibacterial activity
Lectures in the basic information of the material with discussions about latest findings
in the field obtained from journals or internet sources . Part of the lecture will include
scussions and oral questions that enhance critical thinking for students . Drop
quizes are frequent to increase student ability to study and help in their evaluation.
: When completeing this course, the student should be able to
Know the anatomy of a bacterial cell.
Relate the anatomy of bacteria to the targets of antimicrobials and
Have an overlook on disinfectants and antiseptics together with various
groups of antibiotics and there mode of actions and uses.
rstand the bacterial genome and the genetic code and how this could be
used in the control of microbial growth.
Relate the bacterial anatomy with the mechanisms of bacterial pathogenicity.
Understand the concept of aseptic technique and its various uses in
Practically the student should be able to use the microscobe for observation
Have the skill to prepare a pure culture
Microbial world an
The structure and morphology of prokaryotes
anatomy of prokaryotic cell
Control of Microbial growth
Biotechnology and recombinant DNA
Microbial mechanisms of pathogenicity
specific defense mechanisms of the host.
The Immune system
Exams and Grading System
Date Percent of Total Grade
First hour exam
Second hour exam
Final exam 45%
up Exams will be sched
uled to all those who have a good reason with the
consent of the Dean. The exam
may be different from regular exams in content and
Lecture attendance is mandatory. Student is allowed maximally 15% absentia of the
total class h
ours. Students will get a
notices mentioning of his/her
tudent with an excuse will be drawn from the
. Otherwise, stu
will be deprived from the course w
ith zero mark assigned
On average, you sh
t to spend at least (3
) hours per week on this
Concerns or complaints should be expressed in the first instance to the course
lecturer. If no resolution is forthcoming then the issue should be brought to the
e advisor will bring it to the Department head to deal
and if still unresolved the Dean and then ultimately the Vice President.
At the end of the course, the students will fill a course evaluation sheet, evalu
content of the course, its teaching, the learning, and assessment methods, and lecturer.
The monitoring of these students feedback will allows the course quality