52148 Medical Microbiology (3) (virology and mycology)

Course Description

This course provides detailed information about Virology and Mycology
Virology contains: Introduction to virus, also classification, taxonomy, host and parasite relationship, immunity, pathogenicity, antiviral agents, resistance, disinfection procedures, also included immunization, prevention and control of viral infections, lab diagnosis of viruses.
Mycology contains : mycology, collection of patient specimen, also classification of the fungi is included, host and parasite relationship, normal flora, mycosis and dermatitis, immunity, pathogenicity, antifungal agents, disinfection procedures, also included relationship between personal hygiene, prevention and control of fungal infections.

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the student is expected to:
  • Define virus and identify the major components of viruses
  • Define the system of traits used to classify viruses
  • Discuss medically important virus families that infect human
  • Examine ways that viruses persist in host cells
  • Examine the roles of virus in cancer
  • Describe how viruses are cultured
  • Explain structure and reproduction of yeasts and molds
  • Discuss cutaneous, subcutaneous and systemic mycoses



Books for this Course

  • Review of Medical Micorbiology and Immunology by Warren Levinson

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite