Parasitology: Introduction: classification and structure of the parasites, host-parasite interactions. The Plasmodium and malaria. Other blood and tissue protozoa: Leishmania and Toxoplasma. Protozoa of the genital and intestinal tract: Entamoeba, Giardia and Trichomonas. Opportunistic pathogens: Cryptosporidium and Acanthamoeba. Parasitic flatworms with special reference to tapeworms. Echinococcus granulosus and hydatid disease. Trematoda and schistosomes. Parasitic nematodes: Enterobius, Ascaris, Trichinella, Filaria. Disorders caused by arthropods.
Mycology: General characters of Fungi. Mechanisms of pathogenicity of fungi. The agents of superficial, cutaneous and subcutaneous mycosis. Agents of deep mycoses: Candida, Aspergillus, Cryptococcus.