Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (to qualify as a biomedical laboratory worker) (Verona)

Biological Sciences - MICROBIOLOGIA

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Caterina Signoretto
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Lezioni 1-2-3 anno - 2 semestre TLB dal Mar 1, 2021 al Apr 30, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

Basic concepts of the world of microorganisms. Major differences among bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and their role.
Characteristics of the various microorganisms and their structures. as agents of infectious diseases. Provide students with theoretical knowledge of the causes, pathogenetic mechanisms, microbiological diagnosis and infection control, to use the contents of lessons in subsequent courses


Microbiology purposes. Classification of microorganisms in the world of the living.
General bacteriology: morphology, structure and function of the bacterial cell, mode of transmission of infectious diseases, mechanisms of pathogenic bacteria, conventional and opportunistic pathogens; exotoxins and endotoxin bacterial. Antimicrobial agents: definitions and classification of antibiotics and their mechanisms of action; major mechanism of drug resistance and its implications in medicine.
The antibiogram. Minimal Inhibition Concentration (MIC) and Minimal Bactericidal Concentration (MBC). Basic concepts of antifungal and antiviral drugs
Bacteria of clinical interest: 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: HTLV1, HTLV2, HIV and AIDS.
Fundamental characteristics of human pathogenic fungi and parasites.
• Parameters for cultivation of bacteria and mushrooms. Cultivation media used in microbiology (hints).
• Direct and indirect diagnosis.
• Antigen-antibody reaction in microbiological diagnosis (agglutination reaction, precipitation, complement system, ELISA

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam consisting of 14 multiple-choice questions and 4 open-ended questions.

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