Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
300002432006PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY-IMMUNOLOGY ICompulsory233
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle and Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
It is aimed to provide students a knowledge and understanding of basic features of micro-organisms, micro-organism-host, micro-organism-drug relations, sterilization-disinfection processes, function and basic structure of immune system and to ensure that students use this knowledge in the related areas of pharmacy profession
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Mine HOŞGÖR-LİMONCU, Prof. Dr. Şafak ERMERTCAN, Doç. Dr. Hüseyin TAŞLI, Doç. Dr. Bayrı ERAÇ, Doç. Dr. Fethiye Ferda Yılmaz
Learning Outcomes
1Be able to list the basic features and differences of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites
2Being capable of explaining the basic principles, conditions and equipments of sterilization and disinfection procedures
3Be able to comprehend that by using which properties and in what conditions bacteria cause disease and importance of the host organism in this process
4Be able to classify the antimicrobials according to their mechanisms of action and spectrums
5Be able to explain the resistance mechanisms developed against the antimicrobials by giving examples
6Being capable of listing the basic features and comprehending the functions of the elements constituting the immune system
7Be able to explain the factors that affect the immune system and describe the dysfunctions of this system which could cause basic discomforts
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Basic cell structures of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites, genetic features, metbolism and growth characteristics, methods of sterilization and disinfection, bacterial pathogenesis, drug-micro-organism relationships, properties of antimicrobials and resistance mechanisms developed against these agents, basic features and functions of the immune system and the factors that affect this system.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The definition of microbiology, interests, major structural properties of bacteria
2Bacterial metabolism and growth characteristics
3The basic genetic properties of bacteria
4General features of viruses
5General features of fungi
6General features of the parasites
7Basic properties of antibiotics, mechanisms of action and the spectrums
8Midterm exam
9Emerging resistance mechanisms against antibiotics
10Physical factors which affect bacteria, sterilization and disinfection methods
11Micro-organism-host interactions and bacterial pathogenesis
12Basic features of the innate immunity and its components
13Basic features of acquired immunity, its components, vaccines and serums
14Antigen-antibody reactions and blood groups
15Hypersensitivity reactions
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Denyer SP, Hodges NA, Gorman SP. Pharmaceutical Microbiology. Blackwell Science 7th ed., 2004. 2. Ustaçelebi Ş. Temel ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji. Güneş Kitapevi, 1. baskı, Ankara, 1999. 3. Willke-Topçu A, Söyletir G, Doğanay M. İnfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji. Nobel Tıp Kitapları, 3. baskı, İstanbul, 2008. 4. Lorian V. Antibiotics in Laboratory Medicine. Liippincott Williams and Wilkins, fifth ed. 2005
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination15050
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)107
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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