The course covers the study of the characteristics and classification of microorganisms. It enable the student identify infective agents that cause disease in man and to apply the knowledge of disease processes in terms of personal and communal health.

Introduction to microbiology, characterization and classification of bacteria. Morphology, Physiology, reproduction and metabolism of bacteria.

 Hos – parasite relationship. Infection, pathogenicity and virulence. Exo and end toxins. Susceptibility and resistance to infection Natural resistance phagocytosisantibodies, natural and acquired immunity. Immunization – active and passive, anaphylaxis, hypersensitivity and allergy control of micro-organisms, sterilization, disinfections. Chemotherapeutic agents, Antibiotics.


 


Level of Study: 200 Level