PTBA 341 – Microbiology and Immunology
Course lecturer :
- Dr. Hanan Hosny
- Dr Basma Hassan
Course assistant :
- Dr. Mohammed Khaled
- Dr. Shwren
Course objectives :
By the end of this course the students will be able to:
- Acquire new microbiological and Immunological knowledge essential for their practical career.
- Understand the mechanism of the normal immune response of the body.
- Explain how the innate and adaptive immune responses coordinate to fight invading pathogens.
- Describe the host –pathogen interaction
- Outline the important cells, tissue and organs involved in the immune system.
- Explain common immune diseases in terms of the underlying basic principles.
- Identify Antigen and antibody relations and their impact on human body.
- Describe the hypersensitivity reaction.
- Identify of different types of bacteria, and its structure and replication.
- Describe laboratory tests needed for differentiation and identification of different bacteria.
- Illustrate principles of sterilization and disinfection
- Introduce the students to the field of medical microbiology, and engage the students in basic laboratory work.
Course description :
This course is divided into two parts: The first part of lectures covers basic immunology principles Innate and adaptive immune coordinated response to fight invading pathogen and description of the host –pathogen interaction. The important cells, tissue and organs involved in the immune system. The common immune diseases in terms of the underlying basic principles. Antigen and antibody relations and their impact on human body. The hypersensitivity reaction, and the most important immunological disease The second part of lectures covers the basic principles of medical microbiology: o General concepts of microbiology o Identification of different types of bacteria, bacterial structure and replication. o Description of laboratory tests needed for differentiation and identification of different bacteria. o Beneficial and harmful bacteria in human life. o Principles of sterilization
Course assessment :
Total of 200 marks 10 marks Quiz 20 marks Midterm Exam 10 marks assignments and presentations 30 marks final practical exam 30 marks oral exam 100 marks final written exam
Recommended text books :
Lippincott\’s Illustrated Reviews: Immunology Second Edition 201 3, 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a Wolters Kluwer business Essential Clinical Immunology John B. Zabriskie,Cambridge University press.2009 Harvey RA, Champe PC and Fisher BD, 2007, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology, 2nd edition Tortora, GJ; Funke, BR and Case CL (2010) Microbiology, an Introduction 10th edition. Pearson Education, Inc.
Recommended refrences :
– Che, D. (2010), “Publishing tourism geography research”,Tourism Geographies,Vol.12, 324-8. – Gibson, C. (2010), “Geographies of tourism: (Un)ethical encounters:,Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 34, pp. 521-7.