Phase-3 (Para-Clinical) Department of Microbiology

  • Undergraduate medical students after completing the course on Microbiology will become well versed about the behavior and etiology of microbial diseases, their pathogenesis, immunological responses involved and some important clinical illnesses that would enable them to plan and interpret necessary laboratory investigations for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention. At the end of the course in Microbiology the students will be able to:
  • describe and understand the morphology, antigenic structure, aetiopathogenesis of the diseases caused by microbes such as bacteria, virus, parasites and fungi and the diseases caused by them commonly prevalent in Bangladesh.
  • explain the host-parasite relationship, normal flora of the body, pathogens and opportunistic pathogens.
  • understand the principles and applications of immunology involved in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and prevention of microbial and immunological diseases.
  • understand hospital acquired infection and its prevention.
  • understand the emerging and re-emerging microbial diseases in Bangladesh and their diagnosis, control and prevention.
  • understand antibiotic resistant pattern and selection of appropriate antibiotics and its rational use.
  • understand the antimicrobial resistance and containment of antimicrobial resistance.
  • understand infection prevention and control in the hospital and outside.
  • understand biosafety and biosecurity measures particularly in the laboratory.
  • understand about the medical wastes disposal system.
  • plan necessary laboratory investigations selecting appropriate clinical samples at the right time, using the right method of their collection and interpret the results of these laboratory investigations to arrive at laboratory diagnosis of microbial and immunological diseases.
  • carryout media preparation, bacterial culture and antimicrobial sensitivity tests.
  • perform simple laboratory tests available in Upazila Health Complex.
  • interpret the results of tests and can treat the patients accordingly.
  • carry out the techniques of asepsis, antisepsis and sterilization in day to day procedures.
  • under take universal precautions in laboratory and clinical practices.
  • demonstrate the attitude for further learning, research and continuing medical education for improvement of efficiency and skill in the subject.
  • demonstrate good behavior/dealings with the patients, attendances, relatives and other personnel involved in the medical services.

  • After completing the course of Microbiology in MBBS course the students will be competent to:
  • perceive the etio-pathogenesis of diseases caused by microbes commonly prevalent in Bangladesh.
  • proceed for diagnosing a case caused by microbes in terms of: a) appropriate specimens necessary for diagnosis; b) timing of specimen collection and appropriate transport; c) appropriate diagnostic tests to advise.
  • interpret the values of tests and the test results.
  • identify the basic problems of hospital acquired infection and its prevention.
  • select appropriate antimicrobial agents for the treatment of common microbial diseases.
  • use of antibiotics rationally.
  • control infectious diseases in the hospital and outside.
  • manage patients having infectious diseases.
  • know biosafety, biosecurity and biohazards in medical practices.
  • know how to dispose off medical wastes.
  • know antimicrobial resistance and containment of antimicrobial resistance.
  • know and practice antimicrobial stewardship.
  • provide Counseling regarding vaccination against common diseases and chemoprophylaxis.
  • appraise the need for research on common microbial diseases (by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi) encountered in medical practice.
  • prepare disinfectants at their own for different purposes.
  • practice personal protection by hand hygiene, wearing PPE and keeping hospital environment clean from infectious diseases (by practicing universal precautions).

Photo Name & Qualification Designation Date of Birth & Joining
Prof. Dr. Akhtarun Naher
MBBS, M.Phil. (Microbiology)
Professor and Head
Phase-3 Coordinator
Dr. Anika Farzin
MBBS, M.Phil. (Microbiology)
Associate Professor (C.C) 04-02-1989
Dr. Arpita Goutam
MBBS, M.Phil. (Microbiology)
Assistant Professor 16-10-1992
Dr. Kamrun Nahar Omee
Lecturer 07-10-1996
Dr. Md. Tanvir Hossain
Lecturer 06-06-1996
Dr. Israt Jahan Ela
Lecturer 25-02-1998
Dr. Ramisha Tasnim
Lecturer 01-07-1998
Guest Teacher

  • Academic Calendar for Microbiology.
  • Notices of Microbiology Department.
  • Term Final Examination and Result of Microbiology.

  • Published Articles and ongoing research activities of Prof. Dr. Akhtarun Naher
  • Published Articles and ongoing research activities of Dr. Anika Farzin
  • Published Articles and ongoing research activities of Dr. Arpita Goutam