Table of Contents

The science of microbiology.
Cell structure.
Classification of bacteria.
Growth, survival, and death of microogranisms.
Cultivation of microorganisms.
Microbial metabolism.
Microbial genetics.
Pathogenesis of bacterial infection.
Normal human microbiota.
Spore-forming gram-positive bacilli: bacillus and clostridium species.
Aerobio non-spore- forming gram-positive bacilli: corynebacterium, listeria, erysipelothrix, actinomycetes, and related pathogens.
The staphylococci.
The streptococci, enterococci, and related genera.
Enteric gram-negative rods (enterobacteriaceae).
Pseudomonads, acinetobacter.
Vibrios, campylobacter and helicobacter.
Haemophilus, bordetella, brucella, and francisella.
Yersinia and pasteurella.
The neisseriae.
Infections caused by anaerobic bacteria/ Physiology and growth conditions for anaerobes.
Legionellae, bartonella, and unusual bacterial pathogens.
Spirochetes and other spiral microorganisms.
Mycoplasmas and cell wall-defective bacteria.
Rickettsia and related genera.
Chlamydia spp..
Antimicrobiol chemotherapy/Mechanisms of action of antimicrobial drugsa.
General properties of viruses.
Pathogenesis and control of viral diseases.
Hepatitis viruses.
Picornaviruses (enterovirus and rhinovirus groups).
Reoviruses, rotaviruses, and caliciviruses.
Arthropod-borne and rodent-borne viral diseases.
Orthomyxoviruses (influenza viruses).
Paramyxoviruses and rubella virus.
Rabies, slow virus infections, and prion diseases.
Human cancer viruses.
AIDS and lentiviruses.
Medical mycology.
Medical parasitology.
Principles of diagnostic medical microbiology.
Cases and clinical correlation.