In this course, different features of fungi are discussed including structure, reproduction, conidia types, classification, and most important infectious diseases caused by fungi including their etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Host-parasite interactions and the environmental and molecular factors that contribute to establishment of fungal disease in humans are also included.
This course will explore the basic biological structures of fungi, conidia types, classification of fungi, etiology of different mycoses, fundamental basis for diagnosing fungal infections, differentiation of the different pathologies of the mycoses, identification of environmental and host factors that promote fungal infections, and knowledge of the some treatment regimens for the mycoses.
At the end of this course student will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge in each of the followings:
biological structures of fungi and their different forms
reproduction in fungi and types of spores and conidia
classification of fungi
types of mycosis
the etiology of most common mycoses
basis of fungal infections diagnosis
interaction between fungi and their hosts
treatment of mycoses
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