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INFECTIOUS DISEASES

CODE 67403
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 3 cfu during the 4th year of 8745 MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA(LM-41) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/17
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Systematic knowledge of the most important Infectious Diseases.
    Ability to integrate anamnestic data, symptoms, objective signs and functional alterations of each Infectious Disease with the diagnostic, instrumental, laboratory and therapy path.
    Know the fundamentals inherent in chemoprophylaxis and the therapy of the most important Infectious and Tropical Pathologies.
    Reasoning on the infectious disease patient through a differential diagnosis approach with respect to other pathologies.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Infectious Diseases will be taught from two different but not mutual exclusive perspectives, starting both from the targeted organ (pneumonia, meningitis, bacteraemia, etc.), and from the causative agent/s of the infection.

    • The recognition of clinical presentations of infectious diseases and septic syndromes will be dealt with extensively, leading students and young doctors to recognize emergencies in Infectious Diseases (sepsis, meningitis) and to follow a reasoned diagnostic algorithm

    • The Integrated Course will include both lectures and presentation of clinical cases

    • Particular attention will be paid to the appropriate use of antimicrobials (antimicrobial stewardship) and the risk of development of antimicrobial resistance

    • Other important topics include Emerging Infectious Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV infection

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lessons

    Visit to the Infectious Diseases clinic or other consulting departments with specific insights on the infectious disease patient

    Seminars (active participation of students is essential)

    Group work

    The teaching will cover 60 hours of frontal lessons (30 infectious diseases, 30 microbiology) on all arguments included in the program and additional 50 hours (2 CFU) of practical exercises (apprenticeship) in infectious diseases. Practical activities will be carried out at the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the University of Genoa. During practical activities the students will discuss clinical cases with Infectious Diseases specialists.

    Goals of the training:

    To acquire knowledge on microbiologic diagnosis of infections.

    To acquire knowledge of appropriate microbiological  procedures, with particular attention to the appropriateness of tests and to result interpretations

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Infectious Diseases programme:

    General infectious diseases, appropriate use of antibiotics
    HIV infection
    Sexually transmitted infections
    Defense mechanisms against infectious diseases
    Herpesvirus infectious diseases
    Pneumonia and meningitis
    Gastroenteritis
    Viral hepatitis
    Abdominal infections
    Genitourinary infections
    Skin and soft tissue infections
    Malaria and other tropical diseases
    Endocarditis
    Tuberculosis
    Opportunistic infections in the course of HIV-AIDS
    Infections in the newborn
    Biological drug-related infections
    Infections in the immunosuppressed patient
    Infections in pregnancy
    Emerging infections: Ebola, Zika, Dengue, etc ...
    Antimicrobial stewardship: use of antibiotics and resistance
    Hospital infections
    Sepsis and septic shock
    Fungal infections and infectious rash
    Endemic infections (Lyme, WN, TBE, Lepto)

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    M. Moroni, R. Esposito, S Antinori: Malattie Infettive, ottava edizione. Elsevier Masson

    Mandell, Douglas & Bennet- Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 9 Edition 2019

    in-depth book:

    Dante Bassetti: Chemioterapici antinfettivi e loro impiego razionale - 8 Edizione, 2006

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ANDREA DE MARIA (President)

    MALGORZATA KAROLINA MIKULSKA (President)

    ANTONIO DI BIAGIO

    DANIELE ROBERTO GIACOBBE

    ANNA MARCHESE

    ANTONIO VENA

    MATTEO BASSETTI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    29 sept 2020 presentation of the course

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

     

    Oral examination (according to calendar available on the dedicated website)

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Learning will be assessed only by means of the final oral examination .

    All students will be required to obtain a minimun score of 18/30.

    To obtain this result, students must demonstrate to have acquired:

    -knowledge on clinical presentation, diagnosis and prophylaxis, together with therapeutic approach to the main infectious diseases.

    -skills on differential diagnosis and rational use of laboratory tests and imaging resources

    -skills on principles of antimicrobial treatment

    -skills on the appropriate use of antibiotic treatment and on the impact of the inappropriate antibiotic prescription on the emergence of antibiotic resistance

     

    The final score will be determined by:

    -ability to face in a critical manner to all the arguments discussed during the examination

    -quality of exposure

    -use of an appropriate vocabulary

     

    The maximum score (30/30 lode) will be given in case of excellence.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    20/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale Codice Teams: 19wxaz5 Nota Bene: chi non avrà sostenuto l'esame di Farmacologia 1 (esame propedeutico obbligatorio) non potrà sostenere l'esame.
    10/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale Codice Teams: hucebfp Nota Bene: chi non avrà sostenuto l'esame di Farmacologia 1 (esame propedeutico obbligatorio) non potrà sostenere l'esame.
    25/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale invio il codice Teams “dhr56n1” per accedere all'esame Nota Bene: chi non avrà sostenuto l'esame di Farmacologia 1 (esame propedeutico obbligatorio) non potrà sostenere l'esame.
    09/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    21/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students can arrange an appointment with teachers by e-mail

    Prof. Matteo Bassetti: matteo.bassetti@unige.it

    Prof. Andrea De Maria: de-maria@unige.it

    Prof.ssa Malgorzata Mikulska: m.mikulska@unige.it

    Prof. Antonio Di Biagio: antonio.dibiagio@unige.it