Medical microbiology is the branch of medical science concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. In addition, this field of science studies various clinical applications of microbes for the improvement of health. There are four kinds of micro organisms that cause infectious disease: bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses and one type of infectious protein called Prion.
A medical microbiologist studies the characteristics of pathogens, their modes of transmission, mechanism of infection and growth. Using this information, a treatment can be revised.
Medical microbiologist often serves as consultant of physician, providing identification of pathogen and suggesting treatment option.
The degree of M.Sc in Applied and Clinical Microbiology course of the University shall be conferred on the candidates who have pursued the prescribed course of study for not less than two academic years and have passed examinations as prescribed under the relevant scheme and completed 6 months of compulsory internship in the last semester.