42628 - General and Clinical Microbiology

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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 Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Students at the end of the lessons will have knowledge about microbiology and clinical microbiology, with a particular focus on the applicative aspects. They will also have been taught the main concepts about the microbial pathogenicity and laboratory diagnostics.

Course contents

General overview about bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa.

Antimicrobial drugs


Routes for spread of infections

CNS infections


Urogenital infections

Respiratory infections

Infections of the skin and bones

Vertical transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections

Gastrointestinal infections



R. Cevenini, Microbiologia Clinica, Ed. Piccin, II edizione.

Anyway, the slides can be sufficent in order to pass the exam

Teaching methods

During the lessons the topics included in the course program will be discussed with the students.

Assessment methods

Written multiple-choice test.

The evaluation of the knowledge acquired by the student is based on 64 questions for the Integrated Course of Public Healt, as follows:

Hygiene and Infectious Diseases 24 questions, Microbiology 16, Occupational Medicine 8, Radiation Protection 8, Forensic Medicine 8.

The total time allowed for the exam is 45 minutes, except for students who can take advantage of additional time, as determined by the competent offices for students with specific certification

Each correct answer equals 1 point, each wrong answer is 0, and each unanswered question is equal to 0.

The grade 18 equals 38 points. while 63 and 64 points correspond to 30L. For the other grades we will follow the proportion rating/30=score/64.

On the day of the exam,  students will not be allowed to consult books or notes


Teaching tools

Slides will be available before the beginning of the lessons on virtuale website

Office hours

See the website of Antonella Marangoni