Medical Microbiology

Medical Microbiology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases; thus, it is concerned with human illness due to micro-organisms. Since such disease can affect any and all organs and systems, this specialist must be prepared to deal with any region of the body. The specialty of Medical Microbiology consists primarily of four major spheres of activity:

  1. the provision of clinical consultations on the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from infectious diseases;
  2. the establishment and direction of infection control programs across the continuum of care;
  3. public health and communicable disease prevention and epidemiology;
  4. the scientific and administrative direction of a diagnostic microbiology laboratory.

Medical Microbiology Science Section Chair:  Dr. Peter Tilley

Recent reports:
See BCALP Annual Meeting