This course covers the areas of microbiology, epidemiology, and immunology.

On completion of this course, students will be able to understand:-

1.  Basic immunology (Antibody, T-cells, B-cells)

2. Basic bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology (introduction to terminology,                           life cycles, structure and function, etc.)

3. Principles of laboratory diagnosis (includes lecture, bacteriology laboratory sessions,         immunology laboratory sessions)

4. Antibiotics (antibacterial, antiviral, anti-mycobacterial, anti-parasitic, antifungal agents)

5. Infectious disease organisms and presentations by system (Respiratory, Genitourinary, Skin and Soft Tissue, G 1, CNS, Liver, Multisystem viral)

6. Infectious disease organisms and presentations by means of transmission (vector-borne diseases, zoonoses)

7. Host immune response against infectious disease organisms

8. Epidemiology

9. Medical aspects of immunology (hypersensitivity, transplantation, tumor immunology, immune deficiencies, tolerance, autoimmunity)

10. Pathologic response to infection

11. Current and future therapeutic interventions for infections and immune related diseases.