03257 - Clinical Microbiology (L-Z)

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Roberto Cevenini

  • Credits 2

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2015/2016

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the student knows the essential aspects of microbiology diagnosis, starting from microorganisms and the target apparatus. In particular, the student knows:a) penetration, distribution and clearance of the principal pathogens;b)organs and systems involved in different infectious diseases;c)the relationship between different pathological conditions and the possible aetiological agents;d) the proper diagnostic procedures for the aetiological diagnosis and the laboratory results interpretation.

Course contents

Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Respiratory tract infection : The principal pathogens, essential notions of pathogenesis. Selection of appropriate tests for the diagnosis of: pharyngitis, laryngitis, acute and chronic pneumonia. Interpretation of laboratory results.
 
Infections of the gastro-enteric tract: The principal pathogens; essential notions of pathogenesis. Selection of appropriate tests for the diagnosis of: peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, diarrhea, disentery, viral hepatitis A, B,C,D,E. Interpretation of  laboratory results.
 
Infections of the genito-urinary tract:   The principal pathogens; essential notions of pathogenesis. Selection of  the appropriate tests for the diagnosis of: sexually transmitted diseases, cystitis. Interpretation of  laboratory results.
 
Pyogenic and fungal infections of  skin, bone and joint :The principal pathogens; essential notions of pathogenesis. Selection of  the appropriate tests for the diagnosis of: pyoderma, superficial mycoses, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis.
 
Intravascular infections, heart infections and central nervous system infections : The principal pathogens; essential notions of pathogenesis. Selection of  the appropriate tests for the diagnosis of: sepsis, septic shock, endocarditis, myocarditis, pericarditis, chronic and acute meningitis, brain abscess.  Interpretation of  laboratory results.
 
 
Zoonoses and arthropod-borne infections : The principal pathogens; essential notions of pathogenesis. Selection of  the appropriate tests for the diagnosis of: brucellosis, leptospirosis, psittacosis, rabies, leishmaniasis, malaria, Lyme disease, rickettsiosis, tick-borne encephalitis. Interpretation of  laboratory results.
 
Infections of the Fetus and Newborn. Infections in children : The principal pathogens; essential notions of pathogenesis. Selection of  the appropriate tests for the diagnosis of: STORCH infections, measles, chickenpox, mumps, infectious mononucleosis. Interpretation of  laboratory results.
 
Nosocomial and opportunistic infections :  The principal pathogens; essential notions of pathogenesis. Selection of  the appropriate tests for the diagnosis of: listeriosis, cryptosporidiosis, candidiasis, toxoplasmosis. Interpretation of  laboratory results.

Readings/Bibliography

The teaching material is available at ASM Campus.

The teaching  material is also presented in: Roberto Cevenini, Microbiologia Clinica, Piccin Editore, Seconda Edizione, 2010

Teaching methods

Lectures for a total of 16 hours (2CFU)

Assessment methods

The examination will evaluate whether the students have mastered the above listed skills and have reached the teaching objectives.

The final evaluation of the Integrated Course of Laboratory Medicine will consist of an oral examination basing on specific questions about Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry Programs.

Teaching tools

The teaching material is available at http//campus.unibo, by using student's username and password

Office hours

See the website of Roberto Cevenini