The course covers the study of the characteristics and classification of microorganisms. It enables 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.
Characterisation and classification of characteristics of bacteria morphology, physiology, reproduction and metabolism of bacteria. Host – parasite relationship.
Infection, pathogenicity and virulence. Exo-and endotoxins. Susceptibility and resistance to infection, natural resistance, phagocytosis, antibodies. Natural and acquired immunity, Immunization – active and passive. Anaphylaxis, Hypersensitivity and Allergy.
Control of microorganisms, sterilization, disinfection. Chemotherapeutic agents and Antibiotics.