Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2021/2022

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

Describe the clinical manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, risk factors, natural history, diagnosis, staging, prognostic indicators and management of the major infectious diseases, with emphasis on those most commonly encountered in the clinical practice. Identify the major diagnostic and therapeutic options for each encountered clinical scenario, and discuss their benefits and limitations. Summarize decision-making algorithms for a correct differential diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment choice. Present and critically analyze clinical cases, discuss the differential diagnosis, and formulate appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for each case (Problem-Based Learning).


  • 1-Basic principles in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases. Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • 2-Upper and lower respiratory tract infections
  • 3-Central nervous system infections
  • 4-Gastro-intestinal, intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections
  • 5-Skin and soft tissue infections + bone and joint infections
  • 6-Bacteremia and infective endocarditis
  • 7-Concept of sepsis, definition and clinical application
  • 8-Mycobacterial diseases
  • 9-HIV and viral hepatitis
  • 10- Infectious skin rashes (Measles, Scarlet fever, Rubella, Erythema infectious, Exanthem subitem, Chicken pox and Shingles, Mumps) and agents of mononucleosis syndrome (EBV, CMV, Toxoplasma)
  • 11- Infections in returning travelers
  • 12- Infections in special hosts (immunocompromised hosts, elderly)


Infectious Diseases Chapter-Harrison

Metodi didattici

frontal lessons supported by power points presentation

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

written and /or oral examination according with covid pandemic rules

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

power point slides will be provided to the students as well as pdf versions of key manuscripts/chapters

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Maddalena Giannella

Consulta il sito web di Michele Bartoletti