Lectures offer a survey of the medically important bacteria, rickettsias and viruses, the infectious disease process and principles of basic laboratory techniques. Laboratory work emphasizes the isolation, identification and antibiotic susceptibility studies of bacteria and exposes the student to the serological identification of viral infection.
Lectures and practical work cover the isolation, identification and clinical significance of mycobacteria.
Lectures and laboratory work cover the isolation and medical important fungi, their identification and clinical significance.
Lectures and laboratory work cover life cycles, diagnostic morphology and pathology of human parasites. Laboratory work emphasizes the detection and microscopic identification of diagnostic forms of parasites and detection of blood in fecal specimens.