MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY B
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students have to know life cycles, pathogenic factors and epidemiology of infections caused by relevant bacteria, fungi, and DNA viruses 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 exam of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology I of the first year of the bachelor course in TLB.
Course contents summary
The course is based on lessons related to life cycles, pathogenicity factors and epidemiology of infections caused by the main groups of bacteria, fungi and DNA viruses of medical interest.
General characteristics, pathogenicity factors, epidemiology of the main groups of bacteria of medical interest.
Staphylococci: S. aureus e Staphylococcus spp.
Streptococci: S. pyogenes, S. agalactiae, S. pneumoniae
Neisseriae: N. meningitidis e N. gonorrhoeae.
M I C O L O GY
Main fungi of medical interest.
V I R O L O G Y
General characteristics, replication, epidemiology of infections caused by the main DNA viruses of medical interest.
DNA viruses: Poxviridae, Herpesviridae, Adenoviridae, Polyomaviridae, Papillomaviridae, Hepadnaviridae, Parvoviridae.
M. Bendinelli, C. Chezzi, G. Dettori, N. Manca, G. Morace, L. Polonelli, M.A T u f a n o.
Microbiologia Medica. Batteriologia, Micologia. Virologia. 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). The exam score will contribute to the final vote of the integrated course of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology II, obtained on the basis of the average of the notes obtained in the two modules. 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).