N.C. Medical College & Hospital

Panipat-Rohtak Road, Israna, Panipat Haryana-132107

Goal
The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Microbiology is to provide an understanding of the natural history of infectious disease in order to deal with the etiology, pathologenesis, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and control of infections in the community.
Objectives
Knowledge
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. State the infective micro-organisms of the human body and describe the host parasite relationship.
  2. List pathogenic micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi) and describe the pathogenesis of the diseases produced by them.
  3. State or indicate the modes of transmission of pathogenic and opportunistic organisms and their sources, including insect vectors responsible for transmission of infection.
  4. Describe the mechanisms of immunity to infections.
  5. Acquire knowledge on suitable antimicrobial agents for treatment of infections and scope of immunotherapy and different vaccines available for prevention of communicable diseases.
  6. Apply methods of disinfection and sterilization to control and prevent hospital and community acquired infections.
  7. Recommend laboratory investigations regarding bacteriological examination of food, water, milk and air.

Skills
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Plan and interpret laboratory investigations for the diagnosis of infectious diseases and to correlate the clinical manifestations with the etiological agent.
  2. Identify the common infectious agents with the help of laboratory procedures and use antimicrobial sensitivity tests to select suitable antimicrobial agents.
  3. Perform commonly employed bed-side tests for detection of infectious agents such as blood film for malaria, filaria, gram staining and AFB staining and stool sample for ova cyst.
  4. Use the correct method of collection, storage and transport of clinical material for microbiological investigations.

Integration
The student should understand infectious diseases of national importance in relation to the clinical, therapeutic and preventive aspects.
(A) Lecture Theatre: Common Lecture Theatre shared with other Departments
(B) Demonstration room: There shall be two demonstration rooms (60 Sq. mt.) fitted with strip chairs, Over Head Projector, Slide projector, Television, Video and other audiovisual aids, to accommodate at least 75-100 students.
C) Practical laboratories: a Practical laboratory (200 Sq.mt. Area) with benches fitted with shelves cupboards, sinks, water taps, light for microscopy and burners for 90 students (200 sq.m. area) with laboratory benches, gas, water and electric points, microscopes and light with a preparation room (14 sq.m.area).
D) a separate service laboratory each for (1) Bacteriology including Anaerobic; (2) Serology; (3) Virology; (4) Parasitology; (5) Mycology; (6) Tuberculosis; and (7) immunology.
Area for each service laboratory of 35 Sq.m. Separate accommodation for (1) Media preparation and storage (20 Sq.m.area) (2) Auto Claving (12 Sq.m. area) (3) Washing & drying room with regular and continuous water supply (12 sq.m.area) for contaminated culture plates, test tubes and glassware shall be provided.
E) Museum: a museum (80 Sq. mt.) for specimens, charts, models, with a sitting capacity of atleast 40 students. All the specimens shall be lebelled and atleast 15 copies of catalogues for students use be provided.
F) Departmental Library: a Departmental library-cum-seminar room (30Sq.m.area) with at least 80-100 books. However, not more than two copies of anyone book shall be counted towards computation of the total number of books.
(G) Research: one research laboratory (50 Sq.m.area) for research purposes.
(H) Accommodation shall be provided for the staff as under:

  1. Professor & Head of the Department- (18 Sq.m.area);
  2. Associate Professor/Reader-One room (15 Sq.m.area);
  3. Asstt. Professor/Lecturers -Two rooms (12 Sq.m.area each);
  4. Tutor/Demonstrators-two rooms (15 Sq.m.area each)
  5. Department office cum Clerical room - one (12 Sq.m.area); and
  6. Working accommodation for non-teaching staff (12 sq.m. area)