is a clinical specialty which focuses on the study of human diseases caused by microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. It includes the study of microbial pathogenesis and epidemiology and is related to the study of disease pathology and immunology. It is a speciality which encompasses both the laboratory diagnostic aspects and prevention and clinical management of microbial diseases. (RCPI – November 2013)

Faculty of Pathology, RCPI

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