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PMB 261

Introduction to Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Historical development of microbiology and the effect on Health. General Structure of bacterial cells. The bacterial spore, its structure and resistance to inactivating agents.  Systemic classification of bacteria and characteristics of major groups-Taxonomy. Protoplast, Spheroplasts and L-forms. Nutritional requirements and growth of microorganism. Fungi and molds; their importance in pharmacy, and medicine. The Rickettssia, Chlamydia, Viruses (including HIV/AIDS) and viral replication. Introductory Parasitology. Protozoal parasites of public importance. Cultivation and isolation methods for microorganisms. Bacterial culture media and evolution of pure culture technique. Bacteria growth in culture and respective phases including death. Diagnostic techniques: stains and staining reaction, metabolism in microbial system. Enumeration of microorganisms. Genetics (introductory)-Viruses and systematics.

Course Code
PMB 261
Department
Pharmacy PharmD_Programme
Campus
Sumas University
Level
200 Level, Undergraduate
Instructor
Sumas University Lecturer
Semester
First Semester
Credit
2 Units
Method
Lecture