Part 1: Microbial Biology: Microbiology and medicine. Morphology and nature of micro-organisms. Classification, identification and typing of micro-organisms of micro-organisms. Bacterial growth, physiology and death. Antimicrobial agents. Bacterial genetics. Virus-cell interactions. Part 2: Infection and immunity: Immunological principles: antigens and antigen recognition. Innate and acquired immunity. Immunity in viral infections. Parasitic infections: pathogenesis and immunity. Immunity in bacterial infections. Bacterial pathogenicity. The natural history of infection. Part 3: Bacterial Pathogens and Associated Diseases: Staphylococcus. Streptococcus and enterococcus. Coryneform bacteria, listeria and erysipelothrix. Mycobacterium. Environmental mycobacteria. Actinomyces, nocardia and tropheryma. Bacillus. Clostridium. Neisseria and moraxella. Salmonella. Shigella. Escherichia. Klebsiella, enterobacter, proteus and other enterobacteria. Pseudomonads and non-fermenters. Campylobacter and helicobacter. Vibrio, mobiluncus, gardnerella and spirillum. Haemophilus. Bordetella. Legionella. Brucella, bartonella and streptobacillus. Yersinia, pasteurella and francisella. Non-sporing anaerobes. Treponema and borrelia. Leptospira. Chlamydia. Rickettsia, orientia, ehrlichia and coxiella. Mycoplasmas. Part 4: Viral Pathogens and Associated Diseases: Adenoviruses. Herpesviruses. Poxviruses. Papillomaviruses and polyomaviridae. Hepadnaviruses. Parvoviruses. Picornaviruses. Orthomyxoviruses. Paramyxoviruses. Arboviruses: alphaviruses, flaviviruses and bunyaviruses. Togavirus and hepacivirus. Arenaviruses and filoviruses. Reoviruses. Retroviruses. Caliciviruses and astroviruses. Coronaviruses. Rhabdoviruses. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (prion diseases). Part 5: Fungal Pathogens, Parasitic Infections and Medical Entomology: Fungi. Protozoa. Helminths. Arthropods. Part 6: Diagnosis, Treatment and Control of Infection: Infective syndromes. Diagnostic procedures. Strategy of antimicrobial hemotherapy. Epidemiology and control of community infections. Hospital infection. Immunization.