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CODE 67403
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/17
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
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 the perspective of both organ localization (pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia, etc.) and etiology.

• 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 ...
Hospital infections
Sepsis and septic shock
Fungal infections and infectious rash
Parasitosis
Antimicrobial stewardship: antibiotic use and resistance, opportunistic infections
Fungal infections and infectious exanthems. Endemic infections (Lyme, WN, TBE, Lepto).
The COVID today

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:

M. Bassetti: Chemioterapici antinfettivi e loro impiego razionale 9° ed, 2012 Academy Srl

M. Bassetti: Terapia e profilassi delle infezioni, III Ed. 2022 Medizioni Srl

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

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
18/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
08/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
22/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
04/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
18/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
12/09/2024 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

Prof. Antonio Vena: antonio.vena@unige.it  

Prof. Daniele Roberto Giacobbe: daniele.roberto.giacobbe@unige.it