03257 - Clinical Microbiology (L-Z)

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

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the student has acquired deep knowledge on the principal diagnostic procedures for the etiological diagnosis of infectious diseases and has developed capacities for the critical evaluation and interpretation of the laboratory results.

Course contents

Microbiology of upper and lower respiratory tract infections
Microbiology of infections of the digestive system

Microbiology of cardiovascular infections, and diagnostic utility of blood culture

Microbiology of the central nervous system infections

Microbiology of infections of skin, muscle, bone and joints

Microbiology of the urinary tract infections and anogenital infections
Diagnosis of maternal, fetal and newborn infections

Microbiology of arthropod-borne infections



The teaching material is available as pdf files in the Teaching material section.

Suggested book: Eugenio Agenore Debbia: Microbiologia Clinica, Società Editrice Esculapio, first edition, 2018

Teaching methods

Lectures for a total of 16 hours (2CFU)

Assessment methods

The examination will evaluate whether the student has mastered the above listed skills and has reached the teaching objectives.

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

Teaching tools

The teaching material is available at https://iol.unibo.it, by using student's username and password

Office hours

See the website of Stefania Varani