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MICROBIOLOGY (PART OF I.C.)(PHAR MD)

CODE 64540
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 8452 FARMACIA (LM-13) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/07
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to:

    - to make known the structural and functional characteristics of the main microorganisms of clinical interest, with particular attention to the mechanisms of virulence,

    - deepen the different relationships between microorganisms and the human host, drug resistance,

    - understand the modalities of onset of an endogenous or exogenous infection,

    - understand the information provided by drug sensitivity tests carried out in vitro,

     

    At the end of the course the student will be able to:

    - know the fundamental structural and biological differences of the main microorganisms of clinical interest

    - understand how bacteria and viruses cause infectious diseases;

    - understand the modalities of onset of an endogenous or exogenous infection;

    - understand the information provided by drug sensitivity tests carried out in vitro;

    - know the action mechanism of antibiotic drugs

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    The microbiology course is organized in lectures, given by the teacher. The topics are illustrated through Powerpoint presentations (shared directly with the students) and supported by the consultation, always recommended, of an appropriate textbook.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Bacteriology:

    - Notes on the main techniques of bacterial staining

    - Bacterial cell structure

    - Notes on mycobacteria and "atypical" germs

    - The spore and notes on clinical spores (C.tetani, C.difficile, C.botulinum, C.perfringens, B.anthracis, B.cereus)

    - Conjugation, transformation and transduction

    - "Normal" bacterial population and opportunistic germs

    -General information on infection diseases (routes of infection, transmission, exogenous/endogenous infection)

    - Elements of special microbiology: Staphylococci (S.aureus, S.epidermidis) and Streptococci (S.pyogenes, S.agalactiae, S.pneumoniae); E.coli

    -Etiological diagnosis of infectious disease, AST (Antibiogram, MIC, MBC, e-test)

    -Main classes of antibacterial drugs: mechanisms of action and bacterial resistance

    Virology:

    - Viruses: morphology and structure

    - Pathogenic action of viruses

    - Notes on interferons

    - HIV, HPV, Influenza viruses, SARS –CoV-2

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • Jawetz – Melnich- Adelberg’s  “Microbiologia Medica”   Piccin
    • Antonelli-Clementi“Microbiologia medica”- Ambrosiana
    • Murray- Rosenthal- Pfaller “Microbiologia Medica”  EdiSES
    • M. La Placa “Microbiologia medica”  Esculapio
    • N. Carlone «Microbiologia farmaceutica» Edises II Ed

     

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ANNA MARIA SCHITO (President)

    ANDREA ORSI

    LAURA STICCHI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    13/04/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    19/06/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    05/07/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    20/07/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    21/09/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    23/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    15/02/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto