Department of microbiology, virology and immunology


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History of the department


The Department of «Microbiology» was founded on the basis of the pharmaceutical faculty of the Shymkent branch of the ASMI in September 1980 and was part of the department of morphological disciplines. Heads of the department were Ph.D., associate professor Morenko GS Yaroslavskaya EI, Mamin K.Sh., Murina N.M. In September 1994, the Department of Microbiology gained independence with the establishment of the "General Medicine" faculty. From this time until 1997, the department was headed by Associate Professor Arykpaeva U.T.
Over the years, the Department of Microbiology was headed by: MD, Associate Professor Bikchentaeva R.A. (1997); Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Sadykov Sh.B. (1997–1999); Ph.D., Associate Professor Maysarov D.A. (1999–2001); MD, Associate Professor Zhumashov S.N. (2001–2009); Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor KO Sharipov (2009–2011); Ph.D. Esirkepov M.M. (2011–2012); and Ph.D. Burabaev A.A. (2012–2018). Sakhno O.N., Zhakipbekova B.T., Alimzhanova G.T., Omarova G.S., Alibekov A.A., Nurieva G.S., and Dzhanabaev R.T. took part in the formation and development of the department of microbiology; Ospanova E.N., Esenova Zh.Kh., Seythanova B.T., Kurmanbekova S.Zh., Mukhtarkyzy F., Zhanysbekova M.K., Abdramanova A.A., and many others. Since July 1, 2018, the Department of Microbiology has been headed by the Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Seitkhanova B.T. At this time, the department is located on the 1st floor of the 2nd Academic Building of the South Kazakhstan Medical Academy. The department has a modernly equipped educational and practical laboratory, which allows students and teachers to engage in educational and scientific activities. The faculty of the department developed and produced a number of printed works, including teaching aids, work programs, and syllabuses in all specialties, as well as scientific articles and abstracts in the state and English languages. Employees of the department hold thematic conferences devoted to the fight against HIV infection and the problems of bioterrorism and tuberculosis. The results of the research were reported at conferences; they were prepared for posters, models, and stands that are used for demonstration in the educational process. The department constantly conducts among students a variety of work on ideological, professional, and patriotic education (celebrations dedicated to the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the New Year, Nauryz, health workers, meetings with scientists and artists, visiting museums and theaters, holding debates, round tables, etc.). According to the decision of the Academic Council on June 29, 2020 (protocol №14), the name of the department was changed from “Microbiology” to “Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology."



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Seitkhanova Bibigul Tolegenkyzy - Head of the Department of Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology, MD, Professor


The main goals and objectives of the department
The Department of Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology is one of the structural subdivisions of the SKMA, where highly qualified specialists work, whose main activity is the training of educated, competent specialists. The department has existed for almost 40 years, and its development has a positive, creative character. Department, as a living organism, grows, develops, and reacts to the processes occurring in the academy, society, and state. The work of the department is carried out in accordance with state educational standards and is aimed at the high-quality practical and professional readiness of future specialists. The department operates in accordance with the annual plan, which covers educational and methodological research and educational and social work. In order to discuss general issues of the department and make a decision, monthly, at least once a month, meetings and meetings of the department and methodological seminars on educational and methodical work are held. The department maintains documentation reflecting the content of the educational and scientific processes.

Educational and methodological work of the department
At the Department of Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology, all educational and methodological work is carried out in accordance with the undergraduate methodological work of SKMA. Methodical instructions for laboratory classes for students and teachers in the discipline are prepared in Kazakh, Russian, and English. According to the standard curriculum, methodological instructions were prepared for students in their second year in three languages. Control questions in the sections of the discipline of microbiology are entered into a computer, and tests of passing exams from course to course are compiled in Kazakh and Russian English in specialties. Teachers use the best examples of educational technologies in the lectures presented in the educational and methodological complex of disciplines included in the internet system.

List of basic courses:
On average, in one academic year, 700 students study in the microbiology, virology, and immunology departments. Students studying at the Department of Microbiology specialize in general medicine, pharmacy, and public health. The department conducts laboratory studies in general and private microbiology, clinical microbiology, and immunology. At the department, students receive theoretical preparatory knowledge about modern diagnostics in microbiological research and various areas of microbiology.

International relations
The Department of Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology has connections in various branches of research institutes, industrial enterprises, the field of education, and scientific and practical projects. The Department of Microbiology has a connection with the CIS countries (Russia, Uzbekistan) as well as with foreign countries (Denmark, Poland, India, Romania, etc.) in the field of education and training of specialists.

Research work
The research work of the staff of the department is an integral part of the work of the department. The teaching staff of the department pays great attention to the organization of the practical work of students.
A research plan is approved annually, and the results are summarized at the end of the year. In accordance with the plan, the teaching staff of the department performs the functions of organizing, participating in international and national conferences and Olympiads, and supervising the research work of students. In addition, the directions of the department include the publication of articles, training sessions for advanced training, the publication of teaching aids, and advanced training of teaching staff at the national and international levels.
Members of the department's circle annually speak at national and foreign conferences. Also, the staff of the department publishes scientific articles with management groups.
The staff of the department regularly participates in scientific and practical conferences at the national and international levels.
1. International Scientific and Practical Conference "Covid-19: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
2. 1st International Scientific Conference of young scientists and students, "Features of coronavirus in adults and children. Vaccination"
3. 4th International Scientific and Practical Conference of Young Scientists and Students "Time ahead. The time of the best"
4. II International Scientific Conference "Medicine and Innovations" on April 12, 2023. SKMA
5. III International Conference of Students and Young Scientists, "From Experience to Project," April 14–15, 2023 KazNMU is named after S. D. Asfendiyarov, Almaty.
6. The III International Conference of Young Scientists and Students
"World AIDS Day" on December 1, 2023. SKMA
7. "International Olympiad in Immunology" on December 8, 2023. SKMA.
During the academic year, the teaching staff of the department carries out work aimed at improving their skills.

The scientific approaches of the department
The department has educational laboratories. Students have the opportunity to use the Internet information system for free. Employees of the department always carry out great research work; in particular, the activity is associated with the problems of "intestinal infection" and "clinical microbiology." 2 doctoral dissertations, 1 master's thesis, 1 monograph, 7 electronic textbooks, 6 textbooks Throughout the entire year of study, the student’s scientific society works at the department, at the meetings of which students discuss the latest achievements in microbiology and carry out research work.

List of teaching aids for the Department of Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology


Name of the work


Number of pages

Year of release



(Жалпы және Жеке Микробиология)

Б.Т. Сейтханова,

Ж.Е. Джакупова,

Ш.Ж. Курманбекова,

Ш.Т. Полатбекова,

С.Т. Әштаева

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Shymkent, 2019



(І бөлім, ІІ бөлім), (иллюстрацияланған оқу-әдістемелік құрал)


Ш.Ж. Курманбекова,

Ш.Т. Полатбекова,

А.Н. Төлеген


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Shymkent, 2021




B. T. Seytkhanova,

Sh. Zh. Kurmanbekova,

Sh.T. Polatbekova,

A.N. Tolegen

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Shymkent, 2021



(General and Private Microbiology)

B.T. Seytkhanova,

A.A. Abdramanova,

A.N. Tolegen,

P. Vinoth Kumar

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Shymkent, 2022



(иллюстрацияланған оқу-әдістемелік құрал)

Сейтханова Б.Т.,

Полатбекова Ш.Т., Садыбек Ұ.Ә.,

Одзял Д.Э.

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Shymkent, 2021



(Жалпы және Жеке Микробиология)

Б.Т. Сейтханова,

А.А. Абдраманова,

М.П. Аргимбек,

А.Т. Оралбек

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Shymkent, 2023

Student scientific club "Microbiologist"
Head of the scientific circle "Microbiologist," teacher of the department of “Microbiology, Virology and Immunology,” Nakyp Nurgali Sakenuly.
The main goal of the scientific circle is to provide students with the opportunity to expand and deepen their knowledge in the field of microbiology outside the curriculum. To teach students to independently and critically comprehend theoretical knowledge, systematize their own observations, and expand and update their horizons. Independent work by students in a circle is a means of increasing the student’s cognitive activity, with the help of which he can carry out his own education, development, and professional training in accordance with the tasks set for himself.
In 2023, in the city of Tashkent, at the Tashkent State Dental Institute, the International Olympiad for students of medical universities, “Medicine and Innovation,” was held.
Our 2nd year student of the specialty “Pediatrics” from the department of “Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology,” Rustamzhanov Sardorbek Takhirzhanovich, took part in it and took second place.

Educational work at the department is carried out in the following areas:
Providing financial assistance to low-income students and orphans left without parental care among undergraduate and college students studying at SKMA. In addition, within the framework of the «Clean Session» project, in order to identify and prevent corruption in the academy, an anonymous survey of students is conducted and online clarification and promotion of ethical standards, rules of academic integrity, and standard anti-corruption requirements of the SKMA for students of administrative and managerial staff and teaching staff. Events for memorable dates and national holidays are organized among teachers and students in the department.

The teaching staff of the department:

1. Seitkhanova Bibigul Tolegenkyzy, head of the department, MD, professor.
2. Ratbek Sailaubekovich, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor
3. Serikpaeva Tamara Tulkibaevna, the senior teacher
4. Nuralieva Gulmira Nurpapakyzy, the senior teacher
5. Zhanzhigitova Zhanat Tulebayevna, assistant
6. Zhakupova Zhanat Yerikovna, the senior teacher
7. Abdramanova Aigerim Asylkhanovna, the senior teacher
8. Polatbekova Shapagat Tolegenkyzy, the senior teacher
9. Sadybek Uldana Abilkyzy, the senior teacher
10. Shishkina Tatyana Sergeevna, a teacher
11. Shaimerdenova Botakoz Yesalievna, a teacher
12. Rakhimbayeva Assel Sundetovna, a teacher
13. Nakyp Nurgali Sakenuly, a teacher
14. Qontay Assel Baglankyzy, a teacher
15. Ibraim Aidana Ergeshkyzy, a teacher

Laboratory assistants:

1. Duisebekova Gulzat Tulembaevna, Sr. Laboratory Assistant
2. Pralieva Kulsun Eshmakhanbetovna, Sr. Laboratory Assistant


Department address:
Shymkent, Sq. Al-Farabi, 3, building №2
phone: 8 (7252) 39-57-57 (ext. 1051)