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 accompanied by visual aids will be used to convey critical information on the topics relating to the course content. Lessons will be carried out with the help of slides elaborated by the teacher; lessons will be open to wide discussion with the participation of the students. Lessons will be carried out with the help of slides elaborated by the teacher. According to the regulation of the Italian Government and the University of Parma about the COVID-19 pandemics, the present course is realized with frontal lessons. In particular, the teacher takes lessons in the classroom with the support of Powerpoint slides; the latter will be loaded in the Elly portal of the course. The teacher is available for further explanations in office or by distance via Teams after e-mail appointment, or via chat on Elly platform.
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).
In case the COVID-related sanitary emergence continues, the examination will proceed on the Teams platform (see the guidelines at the address: http://selma.unipr.it/).
The program of the course of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology III, that includes two modules, Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology C and Diagnostic Techniques of Clinical Microbiology C could be divided/reorganized between the two modules, in full compliance with the program itself and with the assigned teaching commitment.