Diagnostic Medical Microbiology course focuses on medical aspects of bacterial pathogens, cultural, biochemical, serological and other unique characteristics that might aid in the process of identification of these pathogens. The course addresses the basic medical bacterial groups in detail (Gram negative and gram-positive bacilli as well as the Gram-negative and positive cocci. In addition, unclassified pathogens and fungi are discussed in details.
1. Identify the species of pathogenic bacteria and fungi
2. Determine the modes of transmission of infectious diseases and pathogenesis
3. Know of the theoretical foundations for the differentiation of the major pathogenic groups
4. Diagnosis of Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas
5. Diagnosis of Gram-positive bacteria from the family Staphylococcus and Streptococcus
6. Diagnosis of Gram-negative bacteria: Neisseriae, Mycobacteria, Anaerobs
7. Methods for diagnosis of different types of uncommon pathogens
8. The use of biochemical and serological tests in the diagnosis of the above-mentioned types of bacteria
9. Determine the antimicrobials to be used in the sensitivity testing of different types of pathogens.
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