MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY C
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students have to know general characteristics, life cycles, pathogenicity factors related to relevant viruses and Elminta of medical interest. In addition, they must be able to apply this knowledge in the workplace.
Basic knowledge of microbiology, biochemistry and physiology are requested to understand the course topics successfully. In particular, students must have to passed the exams of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology I and II during the first and second year of the bachelor course in TLB.
Course contents summary
General characteristics, life cycles, pathogenicity factors of infections caused by the main groups of viruses and infestation by Elminta of medical interest.
General characteristics, replication, epidemiology of the main RNA viruses of medical interest.
RNA viruses: Picornaviridae, Astroviridae (notes), Caliciviridae, Togaviridae, Flaviviridae, Coronaviridae, Filoviridae (notes), Paramyxoviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, Bunyaviridae (notes), Arenaviridae (notes), Reoviridae, Retroviridae.
Principles of laboratory diagnosis of infestation caused by:
Cestodes (Diphyllobothrium latum, Taenia solium, Taenia saginata, Echinococcus). Trematodes (Schistosomes).
Nematodes (Ascaris lumbricoides, Strongyloides stercoralis, Enterobius vermicularis, Trichinella spiralis).
M. Bendinelli, C. Chezzi, G. Dettori, N. Manca, G. Morace, L. Polonelli, M.A T u f a n o.
Microbiologia Medica. Virologia. Parassitologia. Monduzzi Editore.
Lectures supported by visual aids will be used to present and discuss the contents of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Learning outcomes will be verified through an oral examination. The examination can be addressed, upon registration online, based on the official exams calendar of the Department. By questions regarding the course content it will be ascertained whether the student has achieved the objective of knowledge and understanding of the scientific discipline and is able to properly use the technical-scientific language and apply the knowledge acquired in occupational contexts. The ascertained inability to answer a question or to prove at least a basic knowledge of the subject will prevent the successful completion of the exam. In case of passing the exam, the attribution of the vote, expressed in thirtieths, will be carried out according to the degree of achievement of the objectives (excellent, good, fair, fully sufficient, barely sufficient). Full marks with laude will be reserved to students who have demonstrated particular communication and autonomous learning skills. The result of the examination is communicated immediately to the student, and, after acceptance, it will be published on the ESSE3 portal (https://unipr.esse3.cineca.it/Home.do).