The microbiology department aims to provide pharmacy students with a wide range of knowledge in Principles of Microbiology, Immunology, parasitology, mycology, virology and Medical Microbiology. In addition, the courses provide students with information necessary for the diagnosis, rational management, and control of infectious disease. The material presented in the lectures are reinforced by the mandatory laboratory sessions that help students develop the skills they will find necessary to perform the most commonly used microbiologic techniques. The laboratory also allows students to become familiar with the general operations of a clinical microbiology laboratory. These goals are achieved through the supervision and direction of the main lecturers and the assistants in the department.