OPTO435 Microbiology II

Course Description
This course covers the physiology, pathology, treatment and epidemiology of infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasitic organisms. Particular emphasis is given to diseases with ocular manifestations and important infectious diseases common in the middle-eastern region. Also, the course will be discussed the mode of action of various antimicrobial reagents.
 
Course Objectives
· To provide the Optometry students with a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to physiology of infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and parasitic organisms.
· To acquire the basic understanding of pathology of infectious diseases.
· To acquire the basic understanding of treatment of infectious diseases.
· To develop an understanding of epidemiology of infectious diseases.
· To gain an overview and identify the nature of diseases with ocular manifestations.
· To provide the students with a basic knowledge about various types of antimicrobial drugs.
· To provide the students with a basic theoretical and practical aspects of various types of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasitic organisms.
· To provide the students with a basic knowledge about differences between Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
· To provide the students with a basic knowledge about Kirby-Bauer test.
· To provide the students with a basic concepts of the most common diagnostic methods in microbiology.
· To provide the students with a basic knowledge about the differences between Enveloped and non-enveloped DNA Viruses.
· To provide the students with a basic knowledge about the differences between Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
· To provide the students with a basic knowledge about mold and yeast.
· To provide the students with a basic knowledge about life cycles of Toxoplasma gondii and Acanthamoeba spp.
· To provide the students with a basic knowledge about enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, immunofluorescence staining, fluorescent antibody and polymerase chain reactions techniques.
· To provide the students with a basic concepts of antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral drugs.

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