Symbiosis and Parasitism-Ecological Aspects of Parasitism- Parasite-Host Interaction-Sources of parasitic infections-Classification of parasites-Effect of parasitism, Protozoa-Amoeba and flagellates-sporozoa and microspora,ciliates,Trematodes-cestodes,intestinal and extraintestinal,Nematodes.
General characters, fungal taxonomy and classification-Fungal growth reproduction and Life cycles- Macro fungi- Ascomycota and Basidiomycota- General Characters, Yeast, Mushrooms, Mycotoxins. Medical mycology- Fungal culture techniques in the laboratory, Host-fungal interactions- Immunity to fungi, dimorphism and role in virulence
Fungal pathogenicity: Spectrum of human mycoses: Cutaneous mycoses – Dermatophytosis and other superficial infections. Subcutaneous fungal infections, Systemic and Opportunistic-Chromoblastomycosis, Sporotrichosis, Histoplasmosis, Blastomycosis, Candidosis and other yeast infections, Cryptococcosis, Zygomycosis, Aspergillosis, Anti-fungal agents