03437 - Bacteriology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Biomedical Laboratory techniques (cod. 8484)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student possesses a basic preparation in Microbiology, with particular attention to the bacteriological field; the student will be familiar with the basic characteristics of bacteria, their main morphological and replicative characteristics as well as the main pathogenetic mechanisms. Particular attention will be paid to the paths to be used for the diagnosis of infection.

Course contents

General information on infectious diseases; endogenous and exogenous infections, transmission routes of exogenous infections, nosocomial infections, infection / disease relationship: dynamics of the infectious process in exogenous infections, host defense mechanisms, opportunistic infections. Bacteria: Morphology of bacteria, Organization of the bacterial cell, the outer envelopes of Gram positive, Gram negative and alcohol-acid resistant bacteria; Bacteria stainings; bacterial growth and replication; Cultivation of bacteria Pathogenic action of bacteria. Laboratory diagnosis of bacterial infections. Antibacterial drugs and resistance mechanisms. In vitro sensitivity tests.Surveillance of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteria and superbags. Main bacteria of clinical interest: Staphylococci, Streptococci, Enterobacteria, Pseudomonas, Mycobacteria, Neisserie, Spore-forming bacteria (Bacillus and Clostridium), Helicobacter, Corinebacteria, Chlamydia, Legionella.


Microbiologia e Microbiologia Clinica -R. Cevenini, V. Sambri, Ed Piccin

Teaching methods

In-class lectures will be supported by video projector and PC.

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Sides of the lessons

Office hours

See the website of Paola Dal Monte


Good health and well-being Quality education

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.