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 pathogenic viruses, bacteria and fungi. This would create a chance for pharmacy and dental students to work together on isolation and identification of oral microbiota and other infectious agents from different prospective to optimize patient’s care, respecting each other’s role and responsibilities. It aims also to promote the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that facilitate effective interprofessional education (IPE) collaborative practice between health care providers. Emphasis will be placed on learning the complex nature and functioning of human immune system, host-parasite relationship in addition to different types of hypersensitivity reactions and autoimmune diseases.
Prerequisite BCHM 221 or BIOL 221