1st Bachelor in Medical Biology -

Microbiology – bacteriology - virology

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ECTS Credits3
Number of Hours (h/year)30
Teaching staffDELFOSSE, Philippe
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Basic general knowledge in Science, French and Mathematics.

Aims and Objectives

Understanding the role and importance of microorganisms for man and their environment. Medical interest microorganisms will be specially focused on as well as natural barriers and control of infectious diseases


Introduction and history

Structure of the bacterial cell

Microbial growth:

  • Media and culture techniques
  • Measurement of microbial growth
  • The microbial growth curve
  • Physico-chemical conditions

Pathogenic bacteria, virulence and toxicogenesis

Means of control of bacteria

  • Physical and chemical means
  • Antibiotherapy and resistance

Immunology: general barriers of organism

Specific barriers: humoral and cellular immunity


PRESCOTT, HARLEY, KLEIN, Microbiologie, De Boeck Ed., 1995

M. Madigan et J. Martinko, Brock, Biologie des microorganismes, Pearson education, 2007.

SCHAECHTER, MEDOFF, EISENSTEIN, Microbiologie et Pathologie Infectieuse, De Boeck Ed., 1999

CAMPBELL, Biologie, De Boeck Ed., 1995

Dossiers "Pour La Science" : "Les maladies émergentes", 1995 et "Les défenses de l'organisme", 2000, les Virus, ennemis utiles, juin 2007.


Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures

Lectures with video illustration and slides.

Assessment MethodsWritten examinations

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