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Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology (HLTS241)

Introduction to Microbiology, the fine structure of the bacterial cell, bacterial physiology, pathogenesis and genetics of bacteria, antibiotic action and resistance mechanisms, investigation of viruses, parasites and fungi important for human health, introduction to immunology, basic immune response mechanisms, hypersensitivity reactions, The module also deals with the different cells and organs of the immune system and how these function and interact to protect the body from infection. An introduction to molecular processes and signalling events that are important in communication between cells of the human immune system, rules to be followed in the microbiology laboratory, tools, sterilization and disinfection, diagnostic methods for microorganisms are studied.

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