ADVANCED CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students have to know detailed technical aspects related to the laboratory diagnosis of infections by some selected medically important bacteria, fungi, parasitic protozoa and viruses.
Course contents summary
General characters (morphology, structural and metabolic aspects), pathogenicity and virulence, main laboratory diagnostic aspects of the following bacteria: Enterobacteriaceae, anaerobes and, in particular, Clostridium difficile.
Mycoses due to dimorphic fungi
Mycoses due to zygomycetes
Appropriate specimens and procedures for the laboratory diagnosis of infections by main intestinal parasitic protozoa of medical interest: host-associated amebae (Entamoeba histolytica).
Appropriate specimens and procedures for the laboratory diagnosis of infections by main blood parasitic protozoa of medical interest: human malaria parasites.
1. Infections from hepatitis viruses.
2. Infection from Human Immunodeficiency Vrus (HIV).
3. Infections from Human Herpes Virus 5 (Cytomegalovirus), from Herpes Simplex Virus and Rubella Virus.
- M. Bendinelli, C. Chezzi, G. Dettori, N. Manca, G. Morace, L. Polonelli, M.A. Tufano -
"MICROBIOLOGIA MEDICA: BATTERIOLOGIA, MICOLOGIA, VIROLOGIA. Gli agenti infettivi dell'uomo: biologia, azione patogena, laboratorio. " Monduzzi Editore
- I. De Carneri - Parassitologia Generale ed Umana, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano.