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

Health and safety promotion [Matricole pari] - MICROBIOLOGIA CLINICA

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Name of lecturer
Davide Gibellini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
INF VR 1° ANNO 2° SEM dal Feb 1, 2021 al Mar 31, 2021.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The student should know the structural and biological properties of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses and the related mechanism of pathogenesis. Moreover, the student should know the major microorganisms involved in infectious diseases and the methods of infection diagnosis.


Introduction to Medical Microbiology. General information on infectious diseases. Prophylaxis of infection by microbial agents. Structure of bacteria. Bacterial pathogenesis. Antimicrobial therapy and antimicrobial resistance mechanisms. Staphylococci, Streptococci, Enterococci, Mycobacteria, Neisseriae, Enterobacteriaceae, Haemophilus influenzae, Pseudomonas. Sepsis and nosocomial infections. Opportunistic Infections. Structure and replication of viruses. Viral pathogenesis. Antiviral therapy. Herpesviridae, Viral hepatitis (HAV, HBV, HCV, HDV, HEV), Orthomyxoviridae, Papillomaviridae, Retroviridae (HIV). General information on protozoa, fungi and helminths. Diagnosis methods of bacterial and viral infections.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Eudes Lanciotti Microbiologia clinica (Edizione 4) Ambrosiana 2017 9798808181855
La Placa Principi di Microbiologia Medica Edises 2014
Antonelli, Clementi, Pozzi, Rossolini Principi di Microbiologia Medica Casa Editrice Ambrosiana 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination with multiple choice quiz.

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