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B.Sc. MICROBIOLOGY

INTRODUCTION

The B. Sc Microbiology programme has been designed to provide a sound understanding of the concepts of micro-organisms in relation to mankind and the environment. The programme will elaborate the importance of micro-organisms in industry, health and environmental sectors of the society. The Microbiology programme will also emphasis the traditional biotechnology and the linkage to the current modern biotechnology. The main objectives of the programme are to broadly educate students for positions in the industry, health sectors, research institutes and to prepare them for graduate and professional studies in the life applied areas of microbiology.

Microbiology is the study of organisms that are too small to be observed with the naked eye. Microorganisms include algae, bacteria and fungi. As a science, microbiology helps to improve human lives by providing identification-methods and by suggesting treatment methods for all manner of bacterial infections and diseases. Microbiologists also help to ensure a clean, healthy food supply. Scientists specializing in microbiology can find purposeful work in various industries.

GOALS

Students can demonstrate knowledge of cell structure and metabolism.

Students can demonstrate knowledge of evolutionary forces and their consequences.

Students can demonstrate knowledge as to how microorganisms interact with their environment.

Students can demonstrate knowledge of the interaction between humans and microorganisms.

Students can describe and use new and existing methods and technologies in and out of the laboratory setting.

Students can formally communicate the results of biological investigations using both oral and written communication skills.

Students can demonstrate an understanding, and ability to use, the scientific method including observation, hypotheses testing, data collection, and analysis.

OBJECTIVES

To have graduates with high knowledge and research abilities to further develop various techniques and related works.

To have workers with creative power and capabilities in microbiology in order to apply advance techniques for maintaining the accuracy in diagnostic approach.

To prepare the students with basic knowledge in clinical, immunological, biochemical techniques in order to continue their career in higher degree.

To facilitate the latest technical information pertaining to the emergence of infectious disease, laboratory bio- safety and the self preventive measures from hazardous agent.

To provide research intelligence, finding collaborators and disseminate knowledge to audience by promoting group discussions, seminars, symposia and conferences.