70782 - Tropical Pathologies: Diagnosis

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  • Teacher Stefania Varani

  • Credits 1

  • SSD MED/07

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Corso Medicine and Surgery


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

The student should recognize the main characteristics of virus, bacteria, protozoa and  helminths that are responsible for tropical infections, their transmission routes, the pathogenic mechanisms and the main diagnostic methods for identification of these microorganisms.

Course contents


-  Leishmaniasis

-  Arthropod-borne viral infections: Zika virus, Dengue virus and Chikungunya virus

-  Intestinal helminthiasis (geo-helminths)

-  Schistosomiasis

-  Filariasis

-  Parasitic infections of immunocompromised hosts


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Teaching methods


Assessment methods

Written exam (multiple answer test)

Teaching tools

Projector. Computer. Pdf files of lectures.

Office hours

See the website of Stefania Varani