COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course offered:

   The Department of Microbiology offers one year comprehensive course on Medical Microbiology during the 4th year (Phase 3) of MBBS course. The subject comprises both basic and clinical aspects of Bacteriology, Microbial genetics, Virology, Immunology, Parasitology, Mycology and Infectious diseases. The course is offered by 11 full-time faculty members consisting two Professors, one Associate Professor, two Assistant Professors and six Lecturers. The Department provides a learning experience for students that will catapult them into the professional arena as well-trained, knowledgeable medical graduates and competent, compassionate, intellectually mature physicians.

 

Course objectives:

   Undergraduate medical students after completing the course on Microbiology will become well versed in the etiology of microbial diseases, their pathogenesis, immunological responses involved and some important clinical features that would enable them to plan and interpret necessary laboratory investigations for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The department will provide teaching-learning experiences to achieve a number of learning objectives.


Knowledge:

  At the end of the course, students will be able to:

• describe and understand the etiopathogenesis of microbial agents such as bacteria,

   virus, parasite and fungi commonly prevalent in Bangladesh

explain the host-parasite relationship, normal flora of the body, pathogens and

  opportunistic pathogens

understand the principles and applications of immunology involved in the pathogenesis,

diagnosis and prevention of microbial and immunological diseases.

understand hospital acquired infection and its prevention

understand the emerging and re-emerging microbial diseases in Bangladesh and their

  diagnosis, control and prevention

understand antibiotic resistant pattern and selection of appropriate antibiotics and its

  rational use.


Skill:

Students will be able to:

plan necessary laboratory investigations selecting appropriate clinical samples at the

  right time, using the right method of their collection and interpret the results of

  these laboratory investigations to arrive at laboratory diagnosis of microbial and

  immunological diseases.

perform simple laboratory tests available in Upazila Health Complex.

carry out the techniques of asepsis, antisepsis and sterilization in day to day

  procedures.

undertake universal precautions in laboratory and clinical practices.


Attitude:

Students will be able to:

demonstrate the attitude for further learning, research and continuing

  education for improvement of efficiency and skill in the subject.


Course description:

   The course in microbiology provides an understanding of the scientific basis for pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious and immunologically-mediated human diseases. Briefly the syllabus encompasses basic and clinical aspects of Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, Mycology and Immunology. The one year course is offered to the 4th year MBBS students which comprises total 190 hours of teaching-learning experience. Different modules of the course are presented by means of 100 hours lectures, 45 hours tutorials and 45 hours practical sessions all through the year. After completion of the course the students will be evaluated by 3rd professional MBBS examination conducted by the University of Dhaka.

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