MCEM Part A Study Guide/Microbiology

The importance of microbiology in the MCEM exam focusses on understanding the clinical effects of the infection reflecting the underlying pathological processes.

There are important overlaps with Pharmacology (Immunological Agents and Immunizations, Antimicrobials) and Pathophysiology (Inflammation and Immune Response)

Section 20: Final Notes Clinical Aspects deserve separate study.

Understanding the microbiological basis for specific infection related presentations helps to enrich understanding of how the signs and symptoms arose and why a specific treatment is indicated.