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

Health and safety promotion - MICROBIOLOGIA CLINICA

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Name of lecturer
Annarita Mazzariol
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
INF BZ - 1° anno 2° sem dal Feb 3, 2020 al Apr 17, 2020.

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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.


Purposes of Microbiology.
Classification of microorganisms in the world of the living.
General Bacteriology: morphology, structure and function of the cell
Notes on playback.
Mode of transmission of infectious diseases.
Mechanisms of pathogenic bacteria; Conventional pathogens and
endotoxin protein and toxins.
Antimicrobial agents: classification and mechanisms of action of the main
antibacterial and main mechanisms of resistance (susceptibility)
Special Bacteriology: Staphylococci, Streptococci and Enterococci; Neisseria; Emofili; mycobacteria; Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas.
General Virology: virus definition, composition and architecture of the d
viral particle.
Outline of direplicazione mechanisms.
Mechanisms of pathogenic viruses: localized infection, generalized, silent, persistent and latent. Overview of antiviral agents.
Special Virology: Herpesviridae, 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 storing samples (blood culture apparatus samples
respiratory, urinary samples from the apparatus).
Outline of nosocomial infections and
bacterial endocarditis.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Harvey RA, Champe PC, Fisher BD Le basi della microbiologia Zanichelli 2008
Simona De Grazia, D. Ferraro, G. Giammanco Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica per infermieri Pearson 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test

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