Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Tubercolosis: epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, therapy and surveillaince  (Corso Elettivo)

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Michela Conti
Michela Conti
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1° semestre dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 10, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aims of this course are to learn main characteristics about tuberculosis:
a) worldwide, national, local prevalence and incidence
b) pathogenesis and clinical features of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis
c) diagnostic techniques (serology, microbiology, radiology…)
d) antitubercular agents (first-line, second-line, third-line drugs), dosage, side effects, resistant-strains therapy (MDR, XDR), DOT
e) surveillance and prevention


Tuberculosis history, epidemiology, ethiology, pathogenesis
Clinical features and diagnostic methods
Case reports
Principles of therapy and prophylaxis

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation to at least 75% of the meetings is mandatory
Lesson schedule: november 28, december 5-12-19 Time: 5.30 pm
Infectious Disease Dipartiment-Library
4th, 5th, 6th years of study

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