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CODE 67949
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/07
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To introduce the basics of microbiology, the characteristics of the main microorganisms of clinical interest and the relationships between microorganisms and the host. Provide a general knowledge of the main microbiological diagnostic investigations including the execution and evaluation of  the antimicrobial susceptibility tests. To acquire the ability to discriminate the main antimicrobial-resistance mechanisms starting from an antibiogram. Know the principles of surveillance of the infections related to healthcare assistance and in particular the clinical / microbiological characteristics of "alert microrganisms" and their impact on clinical activity.
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- know the basics of microbiology;
- classify the main infectious agents;
- understand how bacteria and viruses cause infectious processes;
- collect a biological sample to be sent to the microbiology laboratory according to the guidelines;
- evaluate an antibiogram;
- to be able to deduce the serious condition of a patient even from the reading of a microbiological report and from the interpretation of the antimicrobial susceptibility tests
- explain the importance of alert microrganisms.

TEACHING METHODS

The microbiology course is organized in lectures. These topics are illustrated by the teacher through Powerpoint presentations that are saved and shared on Aulaweb. Teachers always recommend the use of a reference textbook to broaden the overall view of the subject.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Structure of  bacterial  cell, viruses and parasites in pediatry, GRAM + and GRAM-, Pathogenicity and virulence, Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, Control of infections related to healthcare assistance

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Harvey RA et al, Le basi della microbiologia, Zanichelli

Slides integration

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CINZIA MARIA DOMENICOTTI (President)

ANNA MARIA SCHITO

VALERIO GAETANO VELLONE

CLAUDIA CANTONI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

First semester, from October 2019

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of an oral test. The interview focuses on the program carried out during the lectures.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Through the discussion of some topics concerning the program carried out, the teacher verifies the achievement of the educational objectives of the teaching. The ability to show, summarize and assimilate the contents of the program will also be evaluated

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
24/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA orale con accettazione on line
09/02/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
18/03/2024 14:00 GENOVA orale con accettazione on line
29/03/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA orale con accettazione on line
19/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
27/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA orale con accettazione on line
22/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2024 14:00 GENOVA orale con accettazione on line
20/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
21/01/2025 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/02/2025 09:00 GENOVA Orale