Medical Microbiology and Parasitology is one of the core subjects in Pathology. It is a rapidly evolving specialty in this era of molecular biology and technology. The department forms a bridge between the basic sciences and the clinical sciences with respect to infectious diseases and their agents, by introducing the basic principles and applied clinical skills relevant in the areas of Parasitology, Bacteriology, Mycology, Immunology and Virology.
Due to the wide scope of the course, the main objective of the department is to introduce and emphasise pathogenic mechanisms in such a way that the average student develops enough confidence to solve clinical problems in their respective careers.
This is based on the University’s approved format of written examinations (Multiple Choice Questions, Essay Questions and Practical Questions) and Oral Examinations.
Grades are not determined for individual examination but rather, the final grades are determined according to the summation of Continuous Assessment (30%), Theory paper (25%), Multiple Choice Questions (25 %), Practical Examinations (15%) and Oral (5%).
Seventy-five (75%) percent attendance at all course events is necessary for eligibility to sit for the final examination