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Date Updated: October 18, 2017

Basic Science: Microbiology

The Basic Science Microbiology content outline includes:

Outline
Microbiology Module (125 items)
System  
General Principles of Foundational Science
70%–75%
  Biology of tissue response to disease
  Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic processes
  Microbial identification and classification
  Bacterial biology
  Antibacterial agents
  Viral biology
  Antiviral agents
  Fungal biology
  Antifungal agents
  Parasitic biology
  Antiparasitic agents
  Prions
Immune System
1%–5%
Blood & Lymphoreticular System
1%–5%
Nervous System & Special Senses
1%–5%
Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue
1%–5%
Musculoskeletal System
1%–5%
Cardiovascular System
1%–5%
Respiratory System
1%–5%
Gastrointestinal System
1%–5%
Renal & Urinary System
1%–5%
Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Puerperium
1%–5%
Female Reproductive & Breast
1%–5%
Male Reproductive System
1%–5%
Endocrine System
1%–5%
Immunology Module (25 items)
System  
Immune System
75%–80%
  Development of cells of the adaptive immune response
  Structure, production, and function
  Cellular basis of the immune response and immunologic mediators
  Basis of immunologic diagnostics
  Disorders associated with immunodeficiency
  Immunologically mediated disorders
  Adverse effects of drugs on the immune system
Blood & Lymphoreticular System
5%–10%
Nervous System & Special Senses
1%–5%
Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue
1%–5%
Respiratory System
1%–5%
Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Puerperium
1%–5%
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