PHAR 283 Pharmaceutical Microbiology I

PHAR 283 Pharmaceutical Microbiology I

Department offering the course: Pharmaceutical sciences
Second Level [Fourth semester]

Basic Information
Total Credit Hours: 3
Lecture: 2
Practical: 2
Professional Information
Overall Aims of Course
The course focuses on explaining the structure of different microorganisms in relation to their environmental and nutritional requirements. The course aims at rendering the students familiar with different laboratory techniques for isolation and identification of pathogens. Emphasis will be placed on learning how to master various sterilization techniques and solving the problems encountered with contamination of pharmaceutical products. 

Time Table:
Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Room 211
Thu  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Room 115   

Lab :
Tue 08:00 am - 10:00 am
Tue 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Microbiology Lab         

Office Hours: Th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm       

Assessment  Methods:
- Written examinations  to assess knowledge base  and intellectual qualities.
- Oral examination to assess knowledge base and transferable skills.
- Practical examination to assess practical and professional skills.
- Research paper to assess knowledge base, intellectual qualities and transferable skills. 

List of References

- Course Notes.
- Lab manual.
- Essential Books (Text Books):
“Pharmaceutical Microbiology”, W.B. Hugo and A.D. Russell (Ed.), 6th Ed., Blackwell Science, Inc. U.K. (2011).                                                                                       - Recommended Books: “Brock, Biology of Microorganisms”/ Michael T. Madigan, John M. Martinko, Paul V. Dunlop, David P. Clark. — 12th ed., Pearson International Edition. — San Francisco : Pearson / Benjamin Cummings : Pearson Education, Inc., 2009.