76049 - 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

The student has, at the end of the module, general knowledge relating to the field of microbiology and clinical microbiology; has also knowledge on cellular and molecular basis of microbial pathogenicity, interactions between microorganism and host, on the clinical and diagnostic aspects of microbiological and virological analysis, with a focus in the podology field

Course contents

General information on infectious diseases; Bacteria: Structure of bacterial cell; pathogenis of bacteria, bacterial growth and replication; Cultivation of bacteria; Notes on the diagnosis of bacterial diseases, vaccines and antibacterial drugs; Major bacteria of medical interest.General information on the virus: structure, classification, replication, pathogenesis od viruses; Cell culture and cultivation of viruses; Notes on the diagnosis of viral diseases; Main viruses of medical interest. Fungi: structure of the fungal cell growth and replication, classification, Principal fungi of interest medico. laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases. Clinical microbiology: Respiratory tract infections, infections of the central nervous system, infections of the genito-urinary tract, gastro-intestinal infection, sepsis, opportunistic and nosocomial infections, skin infections.


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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