ABCS 313: Microbiology & Immunology

History of microbiology and the development of microscopy; Classification & Structure of bacteria, parasites and viruses; Transmission and Life cycles of protozoan and metazoan parasites; Public health significance of microbial organism; Common microbial infections; Principles of Sterilization and Disinfection; The immune system - Cells and organs of the immune system; Host responses to infections & Types of immunity; Cell receptor proteins and histocompatibitlity antigens; T helper cells, TH1/TH2 dichotomy and disease outcome; Antigen processing, presentation and antigen recognition by B and T cells; Regulation of the immune response; by cellular mechanisms and regulatory role of antibody.