The mass spectrometry for the identification of bacteria and mycetes
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The training activity is addressed to little groups of students. The objective of the training activity is to enable the acquisition of knowledge and understanding about the principles of mass spectrometry and applications to the laboratory diagnosis of bacterial and fungal infections.
Course contents summary
Illustration of the applications of mass spectrometry to the laboratory diagnosis of bacterial and fungal infections.
Illustration of the principles of mass spectrometry. Illustration of the mass spectrometer. Example of the preparation of biological samples for the laboratory diagnosis of bacterial and fungal infections by mass spectrometry. Representative examples of mass spectra.
M. Bendinelli, A. Calderaro, C. Chezzi, G. Dettori, N. Manca, G. Morace, L. Polonelli, M.A. Tufano - "MICROBIOLOGIA MEDICA: BATTERIOLOGIA, MICOLOGIA, PARASSITOLOGIA, VIROLOGIA. Gli agenti infettivi dell'uomo: biologia, azione patogena, laboratorio." Monduzzi Editore.
Interactive didactic lecture and practice in the laboratory of Microbiologia.
Assessment methods and criteria
Learning outcomes will be verified through a written examination. Questions on the topics relating to the training activity will be used to verify the student's knowledge and understanding in the field.