00714 - 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

At the end of the course, the student has the knowledge and ability to understand the main microorganisms: viruses and bacteria; replication mechanisms; Vaccines; antibiotics and resistance mechanisms.

Course contents

  • Bacteria: general characteristics, bacterial reproduction, spore production.Pathogenic action of bacteria. Laboratory diagnosis of bacterial infections.Antibacterial drugs and resistance mechanisms. In vitro sensitivity tests.
  • Surveillance of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteria and superbags
  • Viruses: general characteristics, Pathogenic action of viruses. Laboratory diagnosis of viral infections. Antiviral drugs.
  • Main causative agents of septic arthritis, (N. gonorrhoeae, staphylococci, streptococci, haemophilia, enterobacteriaceae), chronic arthritis (Mycobacterium tubercolosis, Borrelia burgdorferi), reactive arthritis (salmonella, shigelle, chlamydie) and viral arthritis virus , hepatitic and alphavirus viruses).
  • Mentions on infectious osteomyelitis.
  • Infections of joint prostheses and bacterial biofilms.


Microbiologia e Microbiologia Clinica -R. Cevenini, V. Sambri, Ed Piccin

Teaching methods

Lectures with the help of a video projector and PC

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Lessons files

Office hours

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