Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
162000401103GENERAL MICROBIOLOGYCompulsory115
Level of Course Unit
Short Cycle
Objectives of the Course
In this lesson, basic subjects about Medical Microbiology and Immunology are teached.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1Classification of microorganisms, knowledge of structures and reproductive characteristics
2Medical importance of knowing the micro-organisms
3Microbiological testing methods utilized in diagnosis of knowing
4Understanding of the concepts of sterilization and disinfection, the application methods of knowing
5To know the culture and identification methods for bacteria and fungi
6Virus infections, knowledge of microbiological diagnostic methods
Mode of Delivery
Evening Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Content of the lesson is as follows: Introduction to and short history of microbiology and, taxonomy of microorganisms, structure and physiology of bacteria, staining methods, sampling and general isolation methods, normal microbial flora, disinfection and sterilization methods, introduction to immunology, antigen and immunoglobulins, structure of immune system, immune response, active and passive immunization.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Introduction to microbiology and classificationof microorganisms Biosafety, universal precautions, personal hygene
2Microscopes and staining methodsRules in the microbiology. laboratory. Equipment used in the microbiology laboratory. Universal precautions, laboratory disinfection
3Microorganisms and host interactions-flora Study of the immun system and natural defense mechanisms Antigens and antibodies
4Structural and growth characteristics of bacteriae and bacterial genetics Structural and growth characteristics and identification methods of yeastsBasic and Gram staining technics
5Structure and replication of viruses and identification methods Microbisidal agents, mechanisms of antimicrobial activity
6Sterilization, disinfection and application methods of themSterilization, disinfection Preparation of growth media
7Sampling for microbiological examination and transportation of samples to the laboratory Growth media and inoculation methods of clinical samples
8Diagnostic methods in microbiology: culture and identification testsFrom sample to diagnosis; microscobic examination.
9Diagnostic methods in microbiology: antimicrobial susceptibility test methodsFrom sample to diagnosis; microscobic examination.
10MidexamFrom sample to diagnosis; microscobic examination.
11Diagnostic methods in microbiology: seroimmunological test methods Diagnostic methods in microbiology: molecular microbiological test methodsSeroimmunological diagnostic tests
12Examples for routine diagnostic tests in viral infections
13Health services and clinical microbiology
14General subject again
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Bilgehan H. Temel Mikrobiyoloji ve Bağışıklık Bilimi 8. Baskı. Fakülteler Kitabevi, Bornova, 1996 2. Serter N. Mikrobiyoloji. T.C. Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları No:490, Eskişehir, 1991. 3. Başustaoğlu AC, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji. Çeviri. Atlas Kitapçılık, Ankara, 2010
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Case Study155
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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