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Department of Microbiology

Medical microbiology, the large subset of microbiology that is applied to medicine, is a branch of medical science concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. The need for medical students to learn about infections and their appropriate antibiotic management is far greater today than in any other era.


Learning microbiology and clinical skills go hand in hand enabling medical undergraduates to relate the knowledge learned in the subject to cases of infectious diseases seen and discussed in the wards. This modality converts the subject matter more interesting and relevant to the clinical work in the hospital. Department of Microbiology undertakes teaching microbiology and immunology to provide undergraduates, knowledge of the etiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of infections and the immunological mechanisms of the human host in health and disease.