This module starts with a detailed description of the structure and functional anatomy of bacteria.

It also makes the distinction between bacteria and viruses.

It then explains bacterial growth and bacterial metabolism and reviews the physical/chemical environment in which this growth occurs.

It then leads on to the various classification methods of bacteria.

It also details the various laboratory tests used to study bacteria.

It describes the bacterial nomenclature and reviews the main germs.

Finally, it presents the various antibiogram methods.