Section 1: Branches of microbiology
This course is currently in development. Different lessons will be added over time
Introduction to microbiology
Microbiology is vast. This course focuses on only one branch of microbiology called bacteriology. While it typically includes bacteriology and virology, this limitation is arbitrary. There are two other categories of infectious pathogens that are sometimes considered separately from microbiology: Fungi and parasites. In this chapter, you will be introduced to bacteria and viruses as well as fungi and parasites. Subsequently, we will focus only on bacteria. Viruses, fungi, and parasites will be studied in different microbiology courses.