Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Vicenza)

Health and safety promotion - MICROBIOLOGIA CLINICA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Marzia Boaretti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
INF VI - 1° anno 2° sem dal Feb 1, 2017 al Mar 31, 2017.

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Lesson timetable

INF VI - 1° anno 2° sem

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Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is providing the students with knowledges of general and clinical microbiology. First, the general characteristics of various microrganisms will be treated; also the mechanisms involved in their pathogenesis will be examined. Other subjects of this course will be: specific diseases caused by various microrganism and the indications about the collection and the storage of the most important microbiological samples Il .


Picture of biological word: position and characteristics of microrganisms.
Bacteria: cell morphology, essential and optionals components. The bacterial wall, the cytoplasmic membrane, the genetic material. Flagella, fimbriae and pili, plasmids. Endospores.
Pathogenic activity: conventional and opportunistic pathogens.
Various determinants of virulence with reference to exotoxins and endotoxins. Some examples of diseases mediated by production of toxins. Antibacterial drugs: classification and main mechanisms of action. The antibiotic resistance. The antibiotic sensitivity test: antibiogram and multidrug resistant bacteria.
Streptococci, Enterococci, Staphylococci, Neisserie, Mycobacteria, Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas.
Sepsis: symptoms and causes and blood culture.
The nfections of central nervous system: causes, symptoms and microbiological sample.
The infections of lower respiratory tract: microbiological sample.
The urinary infections: specimen collection.
Notices on Fungi.
Viruses: morfology and organization of virions, biological behaviour.
Viral replication: various replicative strategies of DNA and RNA viruses.
Viral pathogenesis. Acute diseases and persistance. Latent and chronic infections.
Herpesviruses, hepatitis viruses and HIV.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Simona De Grazia, D. Ferraro, G. Giammanco Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica per infermieri Pearson 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination


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