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

How to prescribe appropriate antibiotic therapy  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Evelina Tacconelli
Evelina Tacconelli
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2° semestre 1°- 5° anno dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 29, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course will provide evidence based knowledge for appropriate antibiotic prescription of most common bacterial infections in hospedalised patients: urinary tract infections, pneumonia and sepsis.
The interactive lectures will cover practical aspects of antibiotic therapy according to the antimicrobial stewardship recommendations and will include practical discussions on guidelines for bacterial pneumonia and urinary tract infections.


Basic of pharmacology of antibiotic classes
Basic recommendations of antibtioc stewardship
Empiric therapy
Target therapy
Urinary tract inefction therapy
Therapy of pneumonia
Therapy of bloodstream infections

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Dilip Nathwani Antimicrobial Stewardship: From Principles to Practice 2019
Mandell, Douglas, Bennett Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases: Expert Consult 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation to at least 75% of the meetings is mandatory
Lesson schedule: May 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 5.30 pm-7.30 pm
Infectious Disease Dipartiment-Library
5th, 6th years of study

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