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Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
DENTAL HYGIENE
Course unit
MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
MEN1033926, A.A. 2012/13

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
DENTAL HYGIENE
ME1854, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2012/13
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch CASTELFRANCO VENETO (TV)
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge DAVIDE ANTONIO ABATE MED/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses MED/07 Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 60 90.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 04/03/2013
End of activities 15/06/2013
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 MICROBIOLOGIA E MALATTIE INFETTIVE 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 BARTOLINI ANDREA (Presidente)
DE FILIPPIS COSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
5 MICROBIOLOGIA E MALATTIE INFETTIVE 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 BARTOLINI ANDREA (Presidente)
STELLINI EDOARDO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites:
Target skills and knowledge:: The student shall learn the major notions on microbes and infectious agents, the hygiene and disinfection and sterilization measures and system of prevention and transmission of infectious agents. The student shall also be familiar with antimicrobial agents and knowledge on microbe resistance to antimicrobial agents.
Course unit contents: The course will focus on the microbial world with particular emphasis on human-microbe interaction and the circumstances when a microbe may become pathogen for humans. The corse will also analyze the interaction between the immune system and microbes with particular attention on the immunocompromised host. The other topic covered during the corse will be the antimicrobial treatment and microbial resistance to antimicrobial agents, mostly when drug resistance phenomena occur in hospitals.
Planned learning activities: The microbial world: the microbes and the environment and interaction human-microbes.
Morphology, structure and biology of prokaryotes, viruses, fungi and parasites.
Interaction between microbes and human: commensalism, mutualism and parasitism.
The microbes as infectious agents: the infection.
Innate and adaptive immunity and the immunocompromised hosts. The vaccines.
Bacterial pathogenesis: adhesion, penetration and release of toxins. Mechanism of action of toxins.
General hygiene, disinfection and sterilization.
The antibiotics: classification, targets and antibiotic resistance.
Genetic bases of antibiotic resistance.
The viruses: morphology, classification and pathogenesis.
Pathogenic viruses: HIV, papilloma viruses, hepatitis, recent emerging viruses (West Nile Virus).
Antiviral drugs and drug resistance.
Pathogenic microbes: Staphylococci, Streptococci, Enterococci, Vibrions.
Common infections caused by microorganisms.
Notions on fungine and parasitic pathogens for humans
Laboratory identification of infectious microbes and in vitro antimicrobial tests.
The immunocompromised patient.
General notions on infectious diseases.
Textbooks: V.A. Stucke, Microbiologia per scienze infermieristiche.. Napoli: EDISES, --.
NA, risorse online e slides pdf. --: --, --.
Teaching methods: Frontal classes and short practical class exercises
Assessment criteria: Written test consisting in 3 short descriptions, single/multiple choice questionnaire, indication on transmission of infectious agents. In special circumstances oral examination can be requested, including in foreign language (English).
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