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MICROBIOLOGY (PCT MD)

CODE 64557
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 1st year of 8451 CHIMICA E TECNOLOGIA FARMACEUTICHE (LM-13) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/07
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    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 mechanism of action of antibiotic drugs and those of resistance by bacteria

    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

    Batteriology:

    - Notes on the main techniques of bacterial staining

    - Bacterial cell structure

    - 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)

    -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

    - 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

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes