Course Aims - Petra University

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Petra

University


Fa
culty of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences





Department of
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology



Cour
s
e Title Microbiology

I

Course No



50222
5

Level



3
rd

year

Credit Hours



3 cr hr

Prerequisite/Co
-
Requisite

Biology(2) (105102)


Instructor


Dr. Elham Al
-
kaissi


Course Coordinator

N/A

Office Number

8313

Phone


5715546, ext 5
14

E
-
mail

kelham@uop.edu.jo



Main Text book :

Microbiology an Introduction

G.J.Torto
ra, B. R. Funke and C.L.Case



9
th

edition, Benjamin Cummings, 2006.


Other References

:


1
-
Fudamentals of Microbiology

I.E.Alcamo Sixth edition , Jones and Bartlett 2001.

2
-

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.




Course Aims:

This course aims at introducing the students to the world of microorganisms.
Microbial morphology, growth, and physiology will be explored. Microbial co
ntrol
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
on the
mechanisms of bacterial
pa
thogenesis and general host response to bacterial invasion.

This course also includes practical sessions that will familiarize student
s with
various
techniques in microbiology including aseptic techniques, staining,
i
solation and
identification of microor
ganisms and determination of antibacterial activity
.

Teaching Methods
:



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
di
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.



Learning Outcomes
: When completeing this course, the student should be able to



1
-

Know the anatomy of a bacterial cell.

2
-

Relate the anatomy of bacteria to the targets of antimicrobials and
antibiotics.

3
-

Have an overlook on disinfectants and antiseptics together with various
groups of antibiotics and there mode of actions and uses.

4
-

Unde
rstand the bacterial genome and the genetic code and how this could be
used in the control of microbial growth.

5
-

Relate the bacterial anatomy with the mechanisms of bacterial pathogenicity.

6
-

Understand the concept of aseptic technique and its various uses in

microbiological analysis.

7
-

Practically the student should be able to use the microscobe for observation
of microbes

8
-

Have the skill to prepare a pure culture





Course Outline
:

Ch
apter No.


Microbial world an

overview

1


The structure and morphology of prokaryotes

3


Functional
anatomy of prokaryotic cell

4

Microbial growth

6


Control of Microbial growth

7

Antimicrobial agents



20

Microbial Genetics

8

Biotechnology and recombinant DNA

9

Microbial mechanisms of pathogenicity

15

N
on
-
specific defense mechanisms of the host.


16

The Immune system

17





Exams and Grading System
:




Date Percent of Total Grade


First hour exam




12.5%

quizes 5%

practical


25%

Second hour exam


12.5%

Final exam 45%



* Make
-
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
format.


Attendance Policy:

Lecture attendance is mandatory. Student is allowed maximally 15% absentia of the
total class h
ours. Students will get a
two
formal
notices mentioning of his/her
absentia. S
tudent with an excuse will be drawn from the
course
. Otherwise, stu
dent
will be deprived from the course w
ith zero mark assigned
.


Expected Workload

On average, you sh
ould expec
t to spend at least (3
) hours per week on this
course
.


Feedback

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
attention of
your advisor
.
Th
e advisor will bring it to the Department head to deal
with it
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
ating the
content of the course, its teaching, the learning, and assessment methods, and lecturer.
The monitoring of these students feedback will allows the course quality
improvement.