Microbiology has assumed prominence in our lives. Topical reference to it is widespread, whether in life sciences, biotechnology, food production and safety, environmental or health issues amongst many others. Infectious diseases remain an important cause of human morbidity and mortality representing a public health problem.
Microbiology is multidisciplinary, encompassing the areas of bacteriology, immunology, virology, mycology, sanitary microbiology, microbial genetics and molecular biology.
The goal of the microbiology department is to provide each student with the opportunity to acquire the theoretical background and laboratory technical skills. Microbiology courses offered provide a broad educational base in various disciplines. Together with practical laboratory sessions introduce students to the diverse array of interests in the department.