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MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY

CODE 65455
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9298 TECNICHE DELLA PREVENZIONE NELL'AMBIENTE E NEI LUOGH(L/SNT4) - GENOVA
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9286 TECNICA DELLA RIABILITAZIONE PSICHIATRICA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9288 DIETISTICA(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9294 TECNICHE DI RADIOLOGIA MEDICA, PER IMMAGINI E RADIOT(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - GE SAN MARTINO
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9282 LOGOPEDIA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9293 TECNICHE DI LABORATORIO BIOMEDICO(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9287 TERAPIA DELLA NEURO E PSICOMOTRICITA' DELL'ETA' EVOL(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9283 ORTOTTICA ED ASSISTENZA OFTALMOLOGICA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - CHIAVARI
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9291 TECN.FISIOPATOL.CARDIOCIRCOLAT.E E PERFUS.CARDIOVASC(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9297 TECNICHE ORTOPEDICHE(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9284 PODOLOGIA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - PIETRA LIGURE
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - LA SPEZIA
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 9289 IGIENE DENTALE(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/07
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • GE SAN MARTINO
  • CHIAVARI
  • PIETRA LIGURE
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    PRESENTATION

    The course aims to introduce and understand the basic principles of medical microbiology as a diagnostic discipline through the study of peculiar characters and functions of microorganisms and viruses. Microbiology explains microbial interactions with multicellular organisms, the damage that can result, the diagnostic methods and therapeutic specific and targeted opportunities.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    To know and deepen the knowledge of the biochemical and molecular bases of the biological functions of the microorganisms and the tools for evaluating these functions. Awareness of the biological diversity of pathogenic microorganisms for humans.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    2.(EDUCATIONAL GOALS)

    Knowledge of fundamental and additional structures, peculiar of bacteria, as extrinsic cause of disease in general, infectious in particular. Knowledge how bacteria cause to cells and human organism damage, toxic, inflammatory and inhibiting immune surveillance. Knowledge of structure of human viruses and their pathogenicity. Knowledge of antibacterial drugs. Knowledge of the main lines of microbiological diagnostics, direct and indirect.

    TEACHING METHODS

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course consists of 10 hours of classroom lessons on all topics of the program.
    The lessons are delivered with Power Point presentations


     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    3.SYLLABUS

    1) fundamental differences between multicellular organisms and microorganisms and between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell, fundamental and accessory structures of bacterial cells
    2) peculiar genetic and metabolism of the bacterial cell, bacterial spores in general and spore-forming bacteria as cause of human diseases
    3) the difference between saprophytic bacteria and parasites, exogenous and endogenous infections, direct and indirect mechanisms of bacterial pathogenicity
    4) general microbiological diagnosis, direct and indirect (serology), bacteriological diagnosis, antibacterial drugs, bacterial resistance to drugs, genetic mechanisms of onset of resistance and phenotypes
    5) structure of viruses overall and particular DNA and RNA viruses 

    6) viral replication and pathogenesis

    7) direct and indirect.virology diagnosis

    8) notes on vaccines and role in human prophylaxis

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    (TEXTBOOKS)

    All the topics covered in class can be found in the ”aula web” With digital support, students are given by slides shown in class and handouts prepared by the teacher, summary of lessons provided and available in Aula Web (https://www.aulaweb.unige.it)

    Any other more in-depth material is mentioned at the end of the lesson in the “aula web” slides and described in the following textbook

    Microbiologia: P. Cipriani, G. Dicuonzo

     “Elementi di Microbiologia e Microbiologia Clinica” McGraw-Hill Editore

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    LEARNING ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES)

    Written test ( 10 multiple choice questions) for the Microbiology section.)
    The examination for the integrated course  is made up of a single written exam for the 4 sub-sections(10 multiple choice questions per each module) .In order to pass the examination athe student has to reach a mark of at least 24/40 (18/30).

    The total amount of time allowed for the examination is 60 minutes.
    Students enrolled in other universities or other degree courses who are only required to sit for some of the sub-sections  must achieve an average mark of at least 6, 12 or 18, depending on the number  of modules.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

     EVALUATION METHODS

    Students are assessed ­by a final exam alone which aims to ensure that they have actually reached the required level of knowledge.

    In order to pass the examination and to reach a mark of at least 18/30,  the students must prove their knowledge on :
     -general basis of microorganisms and viruses
    - pathogenic mechanisms of bacteria and viruses
    - general and specific methods of microbiological diagnosis
    - basis of anti -bacterial drugs in human medicine

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Indirizzo e-mail del docente: piatti@unige.it