BS Microbiology

Advances in medicine, greater longevity and a rapidly expanding world population continue to increase the number of people at the risk of infection. The situation compounded by the emergence of multi-drug resistant microbes and the lack of new clinically effective anti-infective agents compelled us to establish Microbiology section under FoLS. Research within the Molecular Microbiology Group will be directed towards the acquisition of novel molecular and cellular insights into host-pathogen interactions, quorum sensing and the evolution of virulence and drug resistance with a view to the discovery of new therapeutic and preventative strategies against Viral, Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens.

Outline

Microbiology

Advances in medicine, greater longevity and a rapidly expanding world population continue to increase the numbers of people at the risk of infection. The situation compounded by the emergence of multi-drug resistant microbes and the lack of new clinically effective anti- infective agents compelled us to establish Microbiology section under FLS. Research within the Molecular Microbiology Group will be directed towards the acquisition of novel molecular and cellular insights into host pathogen interactions, quorum sensing and the evolution of virulence and drug resistance with a view to the discovery of new therapeutic and preventative strategies against Viral, Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens.

Road Map

Sample Course Plan for BS Microbiology

  • Year 1, Semester 1


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1(Compulsory) English I3 (3 0)
  • 2(Compulsory) Pakistan Studies2 (2 0)
  • 3(Compulsory) Islamic Studies / Ethics2 (2 0)
  • 4General-I (Human Physiology-I)3 (2 1)
  • 5Foundation-I (Fundamentals of Microbiology-I)4 (2 2)
  • 6Compulsory Computer Application3 (2 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)17 (14 3)
  • Year 1, Semester 2


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1(Compulsory) English-II3 (3 0)
  • 2Compulsory Biostatistics3 (3 0)
  • 3General-II (Human Physiology-II)3 (2 1)
  • 4General-III (Biochemistry-I)3 (2 1)
  • 5General-V Sociology3 (3 0)
  • 5Foundation-II (Fundamentals of Microbiology-II)4 (2 2)
  • Total (Credit Hours)19 (14 5)

  • Year 2, Semester 3


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Compulsory Mathematics-I /Biology3 (3 0)
  • 2General-IV Biochemistry-II3 (2 1)
  • 3General-VI (General Genetics)3 (2 1)
  • 4Foundation-III (Introduction to Medical Microbiology)4 (2 2)
  • 5Foundation-IV (General Immunology)3 (2 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)16 (11 5)
  • Year 2, Semester 4


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1General-VII (Ecology and Ecosystem)3 (2 1)
  • 2General-VIII (Biodiversity of Plants and Fungi)3 (2 1)
  • 3Foundation-V (Microbial Taxonomy)3 (2 1)
  • 4Foundation-VI (General Virology)3 (2 1)
  • 5Foundation-VII (Cell Biology-I)3 (2 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)15 (10 5)

  • Year 3, Semester 5


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Foundation-VIII (Mycology)3 (2 1)
  • 2Foundation-IX (Research Methodology)3 (2 1)
  • 3Major-I (Cell Biology-II)3 (2 1)
  • 4Major-II (Microbial Anatomy and Physiology)3 (2 1)
  • 5Major-III (Fresh Water Microbiology)3 (2 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)15 (10 5)
  • Year 3, Semester 6


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Foundation-X (Biosafety and Risk Mgmt.)3 (3 0)
  • 2Major-IV (Bacterial Genetics)4 (2 2)
  • 3Major-V (Clinical Bacteriology)4 (2 2)
  • 4Major-VI (Soil Microbiology)3 (2 1)
  • 5Major-VII (Epidemiology, Public Health and Bioethics)3(2 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)17 (11 6)

  • Year 4, Semester 7


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Major-VIII (Environmental Biotechnology)3 (2 1)
  • 2Major-IX (Molecular Mechanism of Antimicrobial Agent)4 (2 2)
  • 3Elective-I (Applied Microbial Technology)3 (2 1)
  • 4Elective-II (Cell
  • Year 4, Semester 8


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Major-XI (Genetic Engineering)4 (2 2)
  • 2Major-XII Medical Virology4 (2 2)
  • 3Elective-III Industrial Biotechnology3 (2 1)
  • 4Elective-IV Nano-Biotechnology3 (2 1)
  • 5Major-XIII Research Project / Internship /Special Paper-II3 (3 0)
  • Total Credit Hours (Theory Practical132 (86 46)

Admission Criteria

To apply for BS in any of the above-mentioned programs, a candidate must have at least 45% marks or 2nd division in F.Sc. Pre-Medical /A level or an equivalent.

Prospects

Graduates of this program will have developed the necessary skills to become productive and ethical contributors to scientific research. They will be prepared to further their educations through additional graduate training, enter the industry, and/or begin an academic career. Students with the microbiology degree are well-suited for positions as a Microbiologist in Academics, Government Institutes, Hospitals, Pharmacies, Industrial laboratories and Dental schools. They can also obtain positions in fields that are not directly involved with research, such as various administrative positions in the industry and teaching. Students are not only prepared for careers in industry and teaching, as well as for post-graduate and professional programs at other institutions.

Fee Structure

BS Microbiology ( 4 yrs, 8 semesters)

  • Courses Cr. Hrs. Fee per course Admission Fee Total Fee 1st Semester
  • 4213218,00025,000763,000115,000

Disclaimer

The above-mentioned fee structure is for illustration purpose only. UCP reserves the rights to make changes in the Fee Structure whenever deemed necessary or appropriate.
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