Unit One


The Main Themes of  Microbiology


Basic Chemistry


The Methods of Microbiology


Prokaryotic cells


Eukaryotic organisms


The Viruses


Unit Two


The Growth of Microorganisms


Metabolism of Microorganisms


The Genetics of Microorganisms


Recombinant DNA Technology


Controlling Microorganisms




Unit Three    


Microorganisms and Human Health and Disease


Nonspecific Host Defenses


Specific Immunity and Immunization


Disorders in Immunity


Diagnosing Infections


Unit Four


Infections of the Body’s Surfaces


Infections of the Nervous System


Infections of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems


Infections of the Respiratory System


Infections of the Digestive System


Infections of the Genitourinary System