Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy (to qualify as a speech and language therapist)

Health promotion, risk prevention and safety - MICROBIOLOGIA CLINICA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Marzia Boaretti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
LOGO 1A1S dal Oct 1, 2019 al Nov 22, 2019.

To show the organization of the course that includes this module, follow this link * Course organization

Lesson timetable

Go to lesson schedule

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is providing the students with knowledge of general and clinical microbiology. First, the general characteristics of various microorganisms will be treated; also the mechanisms involved in their pathogenesis will be examined. Other subjects of this course will be: some examples of specific diseases caused by various microorganism and some indications about the diagnosis of these diseases.


Picture of biological word: position and characteristics of microorganisms.
Bacteria: cell morphology, essential and optional components. The bacterial wall, the cytoplasmic membrane, the genetic material. Flagella, fimbriae and pili, plasmids. Endospores.
Pathogenic activity: conventional and opportunistic pathogens.
Various determinants of virulence with reference to exotoxins and endotoxins. Some examples of diseases mediated by production of toxins. Antibacterial drugs: classification and main mechanisms of action.
Sepsis: symptoms and causes.
Notices on Fungi.
Viruses: morphology and organization of virions, biological behavior.
Viral replication: various replicative strategies of DNA and RNA viruses.
Viral pathogenesis. Acute diseases and persistence. Latent and chronic infections.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Simona De Grazia, D. Ferraro, G. Giammanco Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica per infermieri Pearson 2017

Assessment methods and criteria


© 2002 - 2020  Verona University
Via dell'Artigliere 8, 37129 Verona  |  P. I.V.A. 01541040232  |  C. FISCALE 93009870234
Statistics  |  Credits