COURSE CODE: FST 305
COURSE TITLE: General Microbiology
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week
Course Coordinator: Prof. O.B. Oyewole, B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Office Location: Food Service & Technology, COLFHEC
Other Lecturers: Dr. A.O. Obadina
Historical development and scope of microbiology. Functional classification and morphology of micro-organisms, microbial nomenclature-fungi, algae, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, Rickettsia and cultivation and isolation of micro-organism – use of microscopy, culture media, staining methods, maintenance of cultures. Microbial physiology and biochemistry; reproduction; useful and harmful micro-organisms. Public health considerations of micro-organisms.