The course pharmaceutical microbiology and immunology is designed to provide a fundamental background and opportunity to the students where they should be able to thoroughly understand and explain the microbiology and immunology of various microbes with the addition of pathological, diagnostic and industrial aspects of important microorganisms and pharmacological agents such as antibiotics, as well as vaccines and other agents which are used to control infectious microorganisms.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)
CLO: 1. To Understand various approaches and processes of industrial microbiology, the basics of immunological and microbiological processes regarding various diseases.
CLO: 2. To Construct a methodology for the effective implementation of microbial free environment in an organization.
CLO: 3. To Apply pathological, diagnostic and industrial aspects of important microorganisms.
- INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY:
- Introduction to Sterilization/Disinfection. Fermentation. Pharmaceutical products produced by fermentation process (Penicillins, Cephalosporins, Gentamycin, Erythromycin, Tetracyclines, Rifamycin, Griseofulvin).
- Introduction and types of Immunity: Specific and non-specific (Cellular basis of Immune response. Immunity, autoimmunity, tolerance. Antigen. Anti-bodies). Antigen-Antibody reactions and their clinical and diagnostic applications. Hypersensitivity and allergy. Drug allergy mechanism. Vaccination: Introduction and aims. Types of Vaccines. Current vaccine practices.
- FACTORY & HOSPITAL HYGIENE including GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES:
- Introduction, Control of Microbial contamination during manufacture. Manufacture of Sterile products, A Guide to Current Good Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practices.
- INTRODUCTION TO DISEASES:
- Dengue fever, Bird flu, SARS, or other prevailing diseases of bacteria and virus.