Part 1 Foundations of microbiology: the development of microbiology; the principles of microbiology; basic concepts of microbiology. Part 2 The bacteria: anatomy and growth of bacteria; bacterial metabolism; bacterial genetics. Part 3 Bacterial diseases of humans: airborne bacterial diseases; foodborne and waterborne bacterial diseases; soilborne and arthropodborne bacterial diseases; sexually transmitted, contact and miscellaneous bacterial diseases. Part 4 Other microorganisms: the viruses; pneumotropic and dermotropic viral diseases; viscerotropic and neurotropic viral diseases; the fungi; the protozoa; the multicellular parasites. Part 5 Disease and resistance: infection and disease; resistance and the immune system; immunity and serology; immune disorders. Part 6 Control of microorganisms: physical control of microorganisms; chemical control of microorganisms; chemotherapeutic agents and antibiotics. Part 7 Microbiology and public health: microbiology of foods; microbiology of milk and dairy products; microbiology of water; industrial microbiology.