Bacteria

structure (eg, cell walls, composition, appendages, virulence factors, extracellular products, toxins, mechanism of action of toxins)

processes, replication, and genetics (eg, metabolism, growth, and regulation) oncogenesis

Microbial identification and classification, including principles microorganism identification, and non-immunologic laboratory diagnosis

antibacterial agents (eg, mechanisms of action on organism, toxicity to humans, and mechanisms of resistance)

Rickettsia

Viruses

structure (eg, physical and chemical properties, virulence factors)

processes, replication, and genetics (eg, life cycles, location of virus in latent infection) oncogenesis

antiviral agents (eg, mechanisms of action on virus, toxicity to humans, and mechanisms of resistance)

Fungi

structure (eg, cell wall, composition, appendages, virulence factors, extracellular products, toxins, mechanisms of action of toxins)

processes, replication, and genetics (eg, asexual vs. sexual, metabolism, growth) antifungal agents (eg, mechanisms of action on fungus, toxicity to humans, and

mechanisms of resistance)

Parasites

Protozoa

structure (eg, appendages, macroscopic features, and virulence factors) processes, replication, and genetics (eg, life cycles, metabolism, and growth) oncogenesis

antiparasitic agents (eg, mechanisms of action on parasite, toxicity to humans, and mechanisms of resistance)

Helminths

structure (eg, appendages, macroscopic features, and virulence factors) processes, replication, and genetics (eg, life cycles, metabolism, and growth) oncogenesis

antiparasitic agents (eg, mechanisms of action on parasite, toxicity to humans, and mechanisms of resistance)

Ectoparasites

structure (eg, appendages, macroscopic features, and virulence factors) processes, replication, and genetics (eg, life cycles, metabolism, and growth) oncogenesis

antiparasitic agents (eg, mechanisms of action on parasite, toxicity to humans, and mechanisms of resistance)

Prions