00278 - General Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will know:

general characteristic of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and parasites;

routes of transmission;

the establishment of pathogenic host-parasite interaction;

incubation period;

the role of immunity during the course of infection;

the meaning of production of infection and production of disease;

the diagnosis of infection (direct and indirect); ž

basic concept of prophylaxis and therapy;

bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites of dental and gum diseases;

most relevant bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites patogenic for humans.

Course contents

Teachers: prof.ssa Tiziana Lazzarotto and dr. Claudio Foschi

Main characteristics of bacteria, fungi, protozoan and viruses.

Their patologic role and the host defences.

Antimicrobial drugs. Mechanism of resistance.

Bacteria, fungi, protozoan, viruses patogenic for humans.

Etiopathogenesis of dental and gum diseases.



Suggested text-book: Michele La Placa. Principi di Microbiologia Medica, Edises, XIV Ed.

Updated teaching materials are provided on the AMS campus.

Teaching methods

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

Assessment methods

The examination will evaluate whether the students have mastered the above listed skills and have reached the teaching objectives. The final oral examination will focus on specific questions about bacteriology, virology, mycology and parassitology (the mechanisms of pathogenesis, routes of transmission, microbiological diagnosis, therapy and vaccines) and the etiopathogenesis of dental and gum diseases.

Teaching tools

In-class lectures will be supported by slides. Most of slides will be available online at the end of the course (AMS Campus, http//campus.unibo.it).

Office hours

See the website of Tiziana Lazzarotto

See the website of Claudio Foschi