The department of Microbiology is an essential part of basic medical sciences at University of Health Sciences. It consists of faculty with expertise in all branches of medical Microbiology i.e. Bacteriology, Parasitology Mycology and virology. The courses in microbiology are designed to equip the students with state of the art knowledge, practical skills relevant to medical Microbiology. It is envisaged that these efforts will go a long way to produce medical teachers of high quality with strong hands on experience and necessary skills to initiate and carry out teaching, diagnostics as well as research of internationally accepted standards.

Programs offered

PhD Microbiology.

M. Phil Microbiology (Basic)

M. Phil Medical Laboratory Sciences in Microbiology.

. The course in Medical Microbiology is designed to train the students in four major disciplines i.e. Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology and Mycology.

. The course in Medical Microbiology also covers Anaerobic Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Water Microbiology and Control of Hospital Acquired Infections.

. The course specially emphasizes on most prevalent diseases in the country i.e. Typhoid, Tuberculosis, Cholera etc.

. Dental graduates are trained with special emphasis on Oral Microbiology.

. The whole course consists of intensive practical training to make the students competent diagnostic microbiologists and confident teachers.

. For the 2nd year, a research topic selected by the student (and duly approved by Advanced Studies &Research Board) to indulge in and a thesis is submitted for defense before an appropriate committee of local and foreign examiners. Throughout the course, the student is subjected to regular internal evaluation.

. Department of Microbiology also trained medical technologists for Masters Program (Msc MLT) in Microbiology.

. To provide a platform that encourages critical thinking, ethical responsibility, professional learning and mutual cooperation amongst the staff and students. The main idea is to produce future microbiologists and teachers.

. To facilitate its students in performing research of national and international significance and to provide them with the infrastructure and the technical and intellectual support they require achieving these goals.

. To operate efficiently within the University Management structures.

. To find ways to involve local industry for Pharmaceutical research.