PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY
Course contents summary
Mentions about the general characteristics of the bacterial cell
Mentions about the morphology and structure of the bacterial cell (wall, external membrane, cytoplasmic membrane, bacterial chromosome, capsule and spore)
Interactions bacteria-host: ways of penetration and elimination of bacteria; bacterial resident population of the main corporeal districts (oral cavity, respiratory ways, urinary ways, genital apparatus, gastro-enteric tract, cutis). Mentions about pathogenicity and virulence of bacteria:adhesivity, invasivity and principal virulence factors of bacteria (adhesins, esoenzymes, eso-and endotoxins). Routes of transmission of bacterial infections.
Mentions about the general characteristics of fungi, the fungal cell and colony. Outline about yeast and filamentous fungi.
Outline about the general characteristics of the parasites of nedical interest: protozoa, worms, arthropods.
Definiton of parasite; interaction parasite-host; ways of penetration and elimination of the parasites.
Outline on the general characteristics of the viruses.Outline on the classification of the viruses. Outline on the phases of the viral infection.Ways of transmission of the viruses;ways of penetration and elimination of the viruses. Outline about the active and passive antiviral immunoprophylaxis.
M. Bendinelli, C. Chezzi, G. Dettori, N. Manca, G. Morace, L. Polonelli, M.A. Tufano
"MICROBIOLOGIA MEDICA gli agenti infettivi dell’uomo: biologia, azione patogena, laboratorio"