Microbiology is the study of organisms, most of which are too small to be seen with the naked eye and includes bacteria, algae, protozoa, and fungi, as well as acellular agents, such as viruses and prions. The medical students during their phase-II of medical program undergo training in department of microbiology and acquire knowledge and laboratory skill in the structure, physiology, genetics, pathogenicity, ecology, and taxonomy of microorganisms, human and animal infectious diseases, immunology, bacteriology, virology, molecular genetics.


Teaching –Learning Methodology:

 The Microbiology subject is taught in three semesters of six months each, comprises of 300 teaching hours, adopting integrated approach in combination with other Para clinical and clinical subjects. The faculty formulate the learning objectives based on the course objectives and use appropriate T-L methodology for training sessions, which includes didactic lectures, tutorials, lecture cum demonstration, interactive lectures, problem solving session and structured quiz session on common clinical scenario with features of different type of communicable diseases. ?

Laboratory sessions include hands on skill development for diagnostic procedures in serology, virology, parasitology, mycology and molecular microbiology using Objective structured practical examination (OSPE), presentations of clinical case scenario, and debriefing of problem-solving skills. 


Course Objectives:

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.


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.


?The student should understand infectious diseases of national importance in relation to the clinical, therapeutic and preventive aspects. 

Outline of the Course Content:

The teaching hours for Pathology course will be 300 hrs., which Includes Lectures, Practicals, Tutorials, Demonstrations & Seminars. Broad distribution of teaching hours is as given below:

Didactic Lectures                                               




Group learning sessions                      

Interactive review sessions                                   

Seminars & Symposium                              

Integrated T-L sessions                                 




  1. Introduction to Microbiology
  2. Introduction to Bacteriology
  3. Bacterial Staining and Cultivation
  4. Common Tests for Bacterial identification
  5. Introduction to parasitology
  6. Introduction to Virology
  7. Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infection
  8. Introduction to Mycology
  9. Common Laboratory Methods for Diagnosis of Fungal Infections
  10. Collection of Transport of Samples
  11. Host-Parasite relationship  
  12. Bacterial AND Viral Genetics  
  13. Immunodiagnosis
  14. Vaccines
  15. Sterilization and disinfection
  16. Bacteriology of water and air
  17. Microorganisms associated with gastrointestinal infections.
  18. Gastrointestinal infections caused by parasites.


Lecture Theatre

The Institute has state-of-the-art air conditioned lecture rooms that are designed spaciously to accommodate the students at a time. All the lecture rooms are facilitated with audio visual equipments including LCD projectors, slide projectors, microphones, etc. Apart from the lecture rooms, all the departments have seminar/demonstration rooms with audio-visual aids. Digital IP cameras are installed to record live lectures, which are converted into digital format for the provision of E-learning. Multi-purpose halls are designed for conducting exams. These halls are well equipped with surveillance system to monitor the students during examination.

Demonstration Rooms

RMRI is adopting best practices for tutorials/demonstrations. Department has two demonstration rooms of 60 Sq.M & 75 seating capacity each fitted with strip chairs, over head projector, slide projector, & other audio-visual aids. 

Department Research Lab

Department has its own Departmental Research Laboratory of 50 Sq.m for research purposes.

Department Library

Department has it own "Departmental Library-cum-Seminar Room" of 30 sq.m with 80-100 books

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