Bachelor's degree in Cardiocirculatory Physiopathology and Cardiovascular Perfusion Techniques (national qualification)

General pathology and pharmacology - MICROBIOLOGIA CLINICA

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Name of lecturer
Davide Gibellini
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Lezioni PERF 2 SEMESTRE dal Mar 2, 2020 al May 15, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

The student should know the structural and biological properties of pathological bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses and the related mechanism of pathogenesis. Moreover, the student should know the microorganisms involved in cardiopulmonary diseases and the methods of infection diagnosis.


Introduction to Medical Microbiology. General information on infectious diseases. Prophylaxis of infection by microbial agents. Structure of bacteria. Bacterial Pathogenesis. General information on Protozoa, Fungi and Helminths. Structure and replication of viruses. Antimicrobial therapy. Diagnosis of infection. Respiratory infections. Infections of the cardiovascular system. Sepsis and nosocomial infections. Opportunistic Infection and Transplantation. Clinical Microbiology: Bacteria (Staphylococci, Streptococci, Mycobacteria, Corynebacterium dyphteriae, Bordetella, Haemophilus influenzae, Legionella, Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas, Chlamydiae, Mycoplasma, Protozoa (Trypanosoma cruzi), Fungi (Candida spp, Cryptococcus neoformans, Aspergillus spp.) and Viruses (Orthomyxoviridae, Paramyxoviridae, Coronaviridae, Picornaviridae, Herpesviridae, Adenoviridae, Parvoviridae, Papovaviridae HIV, HBV, HCV, HDV).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Murray, Rosenthal, Pfaller Microbiologia Medica (Edizione 8) Edra 2017 882144144X
La Placa Principi di Microbiologia Medica Edises 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

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