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Pre-Clinical Department - Microbiology & Immunology


v Department of Microbiology & Immunology:

Microbiology is the scientific study of living microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and fungi), which are very small and simple in structure, yet their medical importance is great. Medical students need to learn the following most important aspects of microbiology in order to diagnose and treat microbiological infections successfully.

o   Structure and virulence factors of microbes

o   Mode of infection of Microbes

o   Immunopathogenesis of Microbes: the ways in which microorganisms produce disease in the human body and interaction of microbial products and components with the immune system.

o   Clinical findings of specific infected case

o   Laboratory diagnosis: for each case, laboratory investigation depends on taking appropriate specimen. Then performing all the specific tests to get the confirmed result and interpretation of these results to obtain the accurate diagnosis of the case

o   Performing antibiotic sensitivity tests for each isolated pathogen to avoid drug resistance strains. Refer these results to the clinical departments

o   Specific Immunization: for each organism specific vaccine is applied. The structure of this vaccine and its interaction with the immune system should be studied


Immunology is the scientific study of the immune system. The physiologic function of immune system is defense against infectious microbes. Medical students need to learn the following most important aspects of immunology to understand how the immune system prevent and eradicate an established infection

o   Innate and adaptive immunity

o   Types of adaptive immune response

o   Cardinal features of Adaptive immune responses

o   Cellular components of the Adaptive immune system

o   Overview of immune responses to Microbes

o   Studying applied and clinical immunology. This will be clear by studying the relation of immune system and the following clinical conditions: Hypersensitivity reaction, Transplantation immunology, Tumor immunology, Autoimmune disease and immunodeficiency diseases






v  Prof. Magda Abdel Rahman Ismail

v  Head of the department

·         Ph. D Medical Microbiology and Immunology

·         Researches:

§  Enterotoxigenic & Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in diarrheal diseases

§  Role of Immune response in graft rejection.
Tel: +971-4-2120535


v  Dr. Sadia. Jamel

·         M.B.B.CH

·         Teaching Assistant
Tel: +971-4-2646465


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