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Microbiology, Immunology, Virology

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:6.00
Study Course Accepted:19.08.2022
Study Course Information
Course Code:BUMK_018LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:3.00ECTS:4.50
Branch of Science:Biology; MicrobiologyTarget Audience:Life Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Dace Rezevska
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Biology and Microbiology
The Head of Structural Unit:Juta Kroiča
Contacts:Riga, 16 Dzirciema Street, bmkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061584
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)9Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures18
Classes (count)15Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes30
Total Contact Hours48
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Biology, anatomy, histology, physiology
Objective:
To gain knowledge of distribution and spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses, their classification principles, morphology, pathogenic properties, interaction with host.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Brief history of microbiology. Taxonomy of microorganisms. The structure of bacterial cell. Fungi. Viruses.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Bacterial metabolism. Microbiota of human body and environment. Factors affecting bacteria. Disinfection. Sterilisation. Antibiotics, mechanisms of antibiotic resistance.Lectures1.00auditorium
3Microbiology laboratory practices and safety rules. Bacterial smears' preparation and staining methods. Cultivation and obtaining a pure culture of bacteria and fungi. Identification of a pure culture. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Disinfection and sterilisation.Classes5.00laboratory
4Pathogenicity factors of bacteria. Infection. Immunity. Nonspecific resistance mechanisms of human's body. Inflammation - immunological mechanisms and related cytokines. Antigens and antibodies. Immunoglobulins. Immunocompetent cells, their development and role in immune response. Types and mechanisms of immune response. Hypersensitivity.Lectures3.00auditorium
Classes1.00laboratory
5Webinar "Interactions between micro- and macroorganism. Pathogenicity factors of microorganism and their role in infection and disease production."Classes1.00laboratory
6Serological and molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases.Classes2.00laboratory
7Types and immunological mechanisms of hypersensitivity. Prevention (prophylaxis) in infectious diseases.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00laboratory
8Medically important bacterial, fungal and viral infectious diseases - causative agents, pathogenesis, prevention (prophylaxis) measures, microbiological diagnosis.Lectures3.00auditorium
Classes4.00laboratory
9Webinar "Clinical bacteriology and virology."Classes1.00laboratory
Assessment
Unaided Work:
In-depth research of relevant topics in order to prepare presentations for webinars.
Assessment Criteria:
End-of-course assessment - written exam with open-type questions. Likewise, after successfully completing the study course, student can receive cumulative grade (combines grades of colloquia, webinars, attendance and engagement in practical classes).
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:To characterize microorganisms, to describe their distribution in the environment, to explain their pathogenicity and their role in the aetiology of infectious diseases and their interaction processes with the host.
Skills:Students will be able - to collect, transport and examine clinical materials; - to isolate and analyse pure cultures of pathogenic microorganisms; - to evaluate pathogenesis of infectious diseases, as well as nosocomial infection risk in dental practice.
Competencies:Combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills, the students will be able to apply these skills in unitary integrative understanding of the importance of bacterial and viral pathogenicity factors in the aetiology of diseases, and they will be able to apply them to the mechanisms of pathogenesis and interactions with the host.
Bibliography
No.Reference
Required Reading
1Lekcijas, video un pdf materiāli studiju kursā "Mikrobioloģija, imunoloģija, virusoloģija" / Lectures, video and pdf materials in study course "Microbiology, Immunology, Virology"
2Metodiskās rekomendācijas - "Vispārīgā mikrobioloģija", "Infekcija un imunitāte" / Methodological recommendations "General Microbiology", "Infection and Immunity", "Vaccines"
3Detrick, B., Hobden, J. A., Hotez, P., Mejia, R. et al. 2019. Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology. 28th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
4Abbas, A. K., Lichtman, A. H. and Pillai, S. 2021. Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 10th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, Inc.
5Ārvalstu studentiem/For international students
6Detrick, B., Hobden, J. A., Hotez, P., Mejia, R. et al. 2019. Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology. 28th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
7Abbas, A. K., Lichtman, A. H. and Pillai, S. 2021. Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 10th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, Inc.
Additional Reading
1Murray, P. R., Rosenthal, K. S., Pfaller, M. A. 2021. Medical Microbiology. 9th ed. New York: Elsevier Inc.
2Žileviča, A., Mazjānis, I. 2014. Medicīnas mikrobioloģija: Vispārīgā mikrobioloģija un infekcijas imunoloģija. Rīga: LU.
3Ārvalstu studentiem/For international students
4Murray, P. R., Rosenthal, K. S., Pfaller, M. A. 2021. Medical Microbiology. 9th ed. New York: Elsevier Inc.
Other Information Sources
1Elektronisks informācijas resurss veselības aprūpes speciālistiem Medscape / Electronic resource Medscape for physicians and healthcare professionals
2Datubāze PubMed, kurā brīvi pieejami tiešsaistes biomedicīnas žurnālu rakstu bibliogrāfiskie apraksti / Database PubMed - Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature