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Course Code : Micro/Para

Description: This course is designed to assist students in the study of important microorganisms and
parasites. It explains the physiology and pathogenic properties of bacteria, fungi and viruses as an
introduction to disease causation, their biology, the infections they cause, host response to these
infections and their mode of transmission, prevention, treatment and nursing responsibilities. The
laboratory experiences provide specimen collection, handling and processing of specimens for isolation
and identification ofmicroorganisms and parasites involved in the infectious processes.
Course Credit : 3 units lecture, 1 unit laboratory
Contact Hours/sem: 54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours
Prerequisite : General Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology
Placement : 2nd year, 1st semester
Course Objectives
At the end of the course and given simulated/actual situations/conditions, the student will be able to:
1. apply the concepts and principles of microbiology and parasitology in the care of individuals.
2. Utilize principles and techniques in the collection, handling of specimens and identification of
microorganisms and parasites involved in the infectious processes.
Course Outline :
I. Scope of Microbiology
1. Organisms that make up the microbial world and the development of microbiology
2. Microorganisms
3. Division of Microbiology
4. Significance of Microbiology
5. Practical Applications of Microbiology
6. Evolution of Microbiology
7. Basic Laboratory Equipment and Procedures in the Study of bacteria
II. Microbial Control
1. Techniques for controlling pathogenic microorganisms
2. Surgical and Medical Asepsis
3. Antimicrobial Agents in Therapy
III. Infection and Host Resistance
1. Infection and bacterial invasion
2. Host response to infection
a. Non-specific host resistance
b. Specific host resistance
c. Vaccines in the elimination of disease
IV. Pathogenic Microorganisms and Parasitic Helminthes
1. Normal human microbial flora and microorganisms pathogenic to man
2. Protozoan and helminthes diseases of man
V. Microbial Disease of the Different Organ System
1. Skin and Eye
2. Nervous System
3. Cardiovascular System
4. Respiratory System
5. Digestive System
6. Urinary and reproductive system