14D2I69 - Microbiology

Course specification
Course titleMicrobiology
Type of studyPhD academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Nenad Milić
  2. prof. dr Dejan Krnjaić
  3. prof. dr Dušan Mišić
  4. prof. dr Jakov Nišavić
  5. prof. dr Marina Radojičić
  6. doc. dr Andrea Radalj
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionEnrolled in 4th semester.
      The goalAcquiring knowledge on morphological, structural, physiological and antigenic characteristics of microorganisms, mechanisms of infection and etiopathogenesis of bacterial, fungal and viral diseases.
      The outcomeStudents should be able to perform morphological identification of microorganisms, methods of sterilization, to apply adequate biosafety measures in the laboratory, to isolate microorganisms in pure culture, to examine their susceptibility to antibiotics, to perform standard methods of immunological and virological diagnosis.
      Contents of lecturesEnvironmental influence on bacteria; Bacterial physiology; Assimilation activities of bacteria; Infection; Toxins; Microbial genetics; Morphological and biological characteristics of bacteria important in veterinary medicine; Physiology of fungi and yeasts; The role of fungi and yeasts in the circulation of matter; Synthesis of antibiotics; Fungi as infectious disease causes; General characteristics of fungal infections; Mycotoxins; Morphological and biological characteristics of fungi and yeasts important in veterinary medicine; Definition of virus; Morphological and structural characteristics of viruses; Chemical composition of viruses; The influence of physical and chemical factors on viruses; Virus-cell interactions (bacteriophages, animal viruses); Viral etiology of tumors; General characteristics of viral infections; Antiviral immunity; Viral antigens; Classification of viruses; Morphological and biological characteristics of viruses important in veterinary medicine.
      Contents of exercisesIndividual laboratory work
      1. Milic N., Krnjaic D., Misic D., Nisavic J., Radojicic M. (2017) Microbiology and Immunology. Naucna KMD, Belgrade.
      2. Ruzica Asanin, Krnjaic D., Milic N. (2014) Manual of Microbiology and Immunology with practical exercises. Naucna KMD, Belgrade.
      3. Quinn P.J., Markey B.K., Carter M.E., Donnelly W.J.C., Leonard F.C. (2002) Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease. Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK. (Original title)
      4. Hirsh D.C., Zee Y.C. (1999) Veterinary Microbiology. Blackwell Science, Massachusetts, USA. (Original title)
      5. Murphy F.A., Gibbs P.E.J., Horzinek M.C., Studdert M.J. (1999) Veterinary Virology. Academic Press, San Diego, California, USA. (Original title)
      6. Washington W., Allen S., Koneman E., Procop G., Schreckenberger P., Woods G. (2006) Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, sixth edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teaching1. Theoretical lectures 2. Practical lectures.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lectures15Test paper
      Practical lessons15Oral examination70