MMB 2103 : MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2017/2018
FIRST YEAR FIRST SEMESTER SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
MMB 2103 : MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
DATE: OCTOBER 2018 TIME:2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: ANSWER QUESTION ONE COMPULSORY AND ANY
OTHER TWO QUESTIONS

QUESTION ONE [30 MARKS][COMPULSORY]
(a) List five different types of weighing balances and their uses [5 marks]
(b) Outline the working principle of a centrifuge [5 marks]
(c) Distinguish between a fluorescent and dark field microscope. [4 marks]
(d) Discuss the use of these instruments in a medical microbiology laboratory. [6 marks]
(i) Refrigerators
(ii) Incinerators
(iii) Deionizers

(e) Discuss the working principle of a spectrophotometer [5 marks]
(f) Outline the working principle of an oven [5 marks]

QUESTION TWO [20 MARKS]
Discuss the principle, operation, care and safety, components of a biosafety
cabinet.

QUESTION THREE [20 MARKS]
Discuss the principle , operation, care and safety, components of an Autoclave.

QUESTION FOUR [20 MARKS]
Discuss some of the current innovations and developments in medical
instrumentation.

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