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MLS 305

Basic Microbiology

Scope of Microbiology: historical approach etc. Classification and nomenclature of microorganisms. Introduction to the microbial world; Introduction to Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology and Parasitology (the protozoans).

Bacteriology: The general properties of bacteria, structure, growth, reproduction, requirements both environmental and nutritional. Aspects of bacterial metabolism, bacterial genetics and variation. Sterilization in Microbiology, bacteria in health and disease: Antibiotics and chemotherapy; infection and immunity; introduction to laboratory techniques and methods including serology.

Virology: General properties, structure and biology of viruses, classification – various methods, reproduction, resistance, pathology, purification of viruses, propagation of viruses, immunity and diagnosis of viral infection, interferon and interference, inclusion bodies, cytopathic effects. Viral-host interactions and identification.

Mycology: Morphology, groups and classification. Types of lesion and types of mycoses, growth requirements. Characteristics and general features of fungi and their diseases. Identification, and demonstration in the laboratory.

Course Code
MLS 305
Medical Laboratory Science
Sumas University
300 Level, Undergraduate
Sumas University Lecturer
First Semester
3 Units