1.Bacteriology. The general characters of the prokaryotic cell. Morphology and structure of the prokaryotic cell. Notes on bacterial metabolism and replication. Microbial pathogenicity. Host-microbe interactions. Normal flora of humans. Microbial pathogenicity and potential virulence factors. Antimicrobial agents. Methods for antibacterial susceptibility testing (notes)
Important pathogenic bacteria: - Staphylococci - Streptococci - Neisseriae - Corynebacteria - Mycobacteria - Clostridia - Gram-negative bacteria. 2. Mycology. General characters of fungi
The fungal cell, the fungal colony. Yeasts and moulds. Classification of mycoses. Common human mycoses. Antifungal agents. 3. Parasitology. Protozoa: Lyfe cicles - notes. Intestinal parasites. Tissues and blood parasites. Uro-genital tract parasites. Helminths: Lyfe cicles - notes. 4. Virology. Morphological and structural characteristics of viruses. Classification of viruses (notes). Viral replicative cycle. Virus cultivation. Common human viral diseases. 5. Laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases. Detection and identification of the etiologic agent. Antibody detection.