Department of Microbiology & Veterinary Public Health
The Department of Microbiology is one of the most important para-clinical departments involved in preparing the undergraduate and postgraduate students to be competent and confidant undertaking clinical courses in advanced academic semesters. Through the teaching approaches of this department, they can appreciate well in conceptual and factual understandings of the roles of microbes as well as viruses in the pathogenesis of important diseases of animals and humans with their laboratory diagnostic techniques and knowing detail biology of the pathogens. Moreover, the students are equipped with knowledge implied on how to safeguarding public health from foods of animal origin and controlling zoonotic diseases. At the beginning of each course, lesson contents of concise forms are supplied to the students in an approved manual. The department is also committed to undertaking research emphasized on higher degrees like, MS and PhD. Linked to the teaching veterinary hospital of CVASU, this department has also been providing disease-diagnostic services of livestock to the local and regional farmers of greater Chittagong.The department also shares research activities with icddr,b, particularly on zoonotic bacterial pathogens, such as Salmonella.
Welcome to the Department of Microbiology at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Khulshi, Chittagong, Bangladesh. On behalf of our faculty, staff, I hope that your visit in our department will be enjoyable and you will find the relevant information that you seek. I believe that our faculties are hardworking and high expectations in their teaching, research, and service functions. The department has good laboratory facilities where microbiological research activities at the post-graduation levels can be done by applying basic and classical microbiological techniques.We are committed to develop our country by providing skills, education and moral to the students.
Dr. Abdul Ahad
The Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health offers six courses to the students of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) like Environmental Hygiene and Biosecurity, General Microbiology, Systemic Bacteriology and Mycology, Virology, Immunology and Serology, Food Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health. The department also supports to the Faculty of Food Science and Technology by providing lectures in General Microbiology and Food Microbiology in two different semesters. A total of 12 courses are offered to the Masters students including Advanced General Bacteriology, Advanced General Virology, Mycology and Microbiology of Atypical Bacteria, Food Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Techniques in Microbiology, Advanced Systemic Virology, Advanced Systemic Bacteriology, Food Microbiology, Molecular Microbiology, Avian Microbes and Food Microbiology. At present there are 16 MS students are enrolled in the department.
1) To educate the students understanding the biology of microorganisms producing diseases in animals and birds
2) To develop practical knowledge on how to diagnose the pathogens directly concerned with livestock and poultry
3) To teach the undergraduate students about fundamental aspect of animal hygiene
4) To elucidate the mechanism of immune response in protecting host against pathogens
5) To familiar with serological test and molecular tools for laboratory confirmation of pathogenic organism
6) Understanding the mechanism of food borne disease, food safety and quality control