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

Health and safety promotion - MICROBIOLOGIA CLINICA

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Name of lecturer
Caterina Signoretto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
INF TN 1° ANNO 2° SEM dal Feb 1, 2021 al Apr 1, 2021.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course introduces the student to the understanding of the determinants of health, risk factors, prevention strategies both individual and collective, and of interventions to promote the health and safety of their users. It also aims to understand the causes, the pathogenic mechanisms, and methods of prevention and control of infectious diseases.


Microbiology purposes:
Classification of microorganisms in the world of the living.
General Bacteriology: morphology, structure and function of the bacterial cell, notes on playing, mode of transmission of infectious diseases, mechanisms of pathogenic bacteria, conventional and opportunistic pathogens, endotoxin proteins and toxins, antimicrobial agents: classification and mechanisms of action of the major antibacterial mechanisms and major resistance(sensitivity).
Special Bacteriology: Staphylococci, Streptococci and Enterococci; Neisseria; Emofili; Mycobacteria; Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas. Anaerobic bacteria.
General Virology: Virus definition, composition and architecture of the viral particle. Outline of replication mechanisms. Mechanisms of pathogenic viruses: localized infection, generalized, silent, persistent and latent. Overview of antiviral agents.
Special Virology: Herpesviridae (HSV1/2, VZV, CMV, EBV), major hepatitis virus (HAV, HBV, HCV, HDV), Orthomixoviridae, Papillomaviridae, Retroviridae (HIV).
Fundamental characteristics of human pathogenic fungi and parasites.

Approach to microbiological diagnosis of bacterial and viral infections: direct and indirect diagnosis.
Taking and conservation of sample for microbiology diagnosis.
Clinical microbiology of the apparatus respiratory, genito-urinary, bowel. Systemic infections (blood culture) and bacterial endocarditis. Infections of the CNS: meningitis and encephalitis.
Outline of nosocomial infections and perinatal infections

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Eudes Lanciotti Microbiologia clinica (Edizione 4) Ambrosiana 2017 9798808181855

Assessment methods and criteria

Write exam: multiple choice questions + open-ended questions

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