INFECTIOUS DISEASES

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

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Code
67403
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
3 credits during the 4th year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/17
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
semester
1° Semester
modules

OVERVIEW

Understanding the main features of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases.

Apply knowledge on collecting medical history and clinical evaluation, laboratory and imaging tests to the diagnosis of infectious diseases

 

Acquire skills on prophylaxis and treatment of the most important infectious diseases

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main goal of the training is to provide knowledge on the clinical presentation, prophylaxis and treatment of infectious diseases.

The teaching also includes essential principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy of the most important infectious diseases, with focus on the appropriateness of antibiotic prescription and on the risk of developing antibiotic resistance.

Students must acquire a clinical competence in the differential diagnosis and management of infections, together with the ability to order appropriate imaging and laboratory tests.

Upon completion of the course, the students must be able to recognize symptoms and signs of infectious diseases, and to correctly interpret clinical presentation, medical history and tests results.

Teaching methods

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Frontal lessons

Seminars (active participation of students is essential)

Group work

The teaching will cover 60 hours of frontal lessons (30 infectious diseases, 30 microbiology) on all arguments included in the program and additional 50 hours (2 CFU) of practical exercises (apprenticeship) in infectious diseases. Practical activities will be carried out at the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the University of Genoa. During practical activities the students will discuss clinical cases with Infectious Diseases specialists.

Goals of the training:

To acquire knowledge on microbiologic diagnosis of infections.  

To acquire knowledge of appropriate microbiological  procedures, with particular attention to the appropriateness of tests and to result interpretations

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Infectious Diseases programme:

-Medical history and clinical diagnosis

- Methods of control and protection

- Transmission of endemic and epidemic infections

-Active and passive prophylaxis

-Antibiotic use and prescription appropriateness

-Antibiotic resistance: interpretation of resistance test

- Antibiotic Stewardship

- MDR pathogens

-Exanthemas

- Sexually transmitted diseases

-Genitourinary infections

-SNC infections: meningitis, encephalitis, tetanus, botulism

-HIV infection and diagnosis

-AIDS and opportunistic diseases

-Systemic infections

-Respiratory infectious diseases

-Sepsis, septic shock, infective endocarditis

-Healthcare associated infections

- Emerging infections in a globalized world

-Infective gastroenteritis

-Viral hepatitis

-Infections and pregnancy

- Emergent infectious diseases

 

Microbiology programme:

Direct and indirect diagnosis of bacterial, viral , fungal and parasitic infectious diseases.

Microscopy, molecular, serological and cultural tests.

Antibiograms and mechanisms of resistance to antimicrobial agents of Gram positive and negative bacteria

Microbiological tests for the diagnosis of bacterial, viral , fungal and parasitic infections of:

-cardiovascular system

-urinary tract

-SNC

-Respiratory tract

-Gastrointestinal tract

Nosocomial infections and MDR

Systemic infections

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lazzarin A., Androni M., Angarano G.- Malattie infettive. Casa Editrice

Ambrosiana (2008) • M. Moroni, R. Esposito, S Antinori: Malattie Infettive, ottava edizione. Elsevier Masson, 2014

M. Moroni, R. Esposito, S Antinori: Malattie Infettive, ottava edizione. Elsevier Masson, 2014

Carosi G., Pauluzzi S.- Malattie Infettive. Piccin Editore (2007)

Text Book di approfondimento:

Mandell, Douglas & Bennet- Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases.

Churchill Livingstone Ed. (2015)

Microbiologia Jawetz, Melnick, Adelberg's Microbiologia Medica. Piccin Editore

La Placa Principi di Microbiologia Medica. Società editrice Esculapio

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CLAUDIO VISCOLI (President)

BARBARA WENDA

LAURA AMBRA NICOLINI

MALGORZATA KAROLINA MIKULSKA

ANNA MARCHESE

ANDREA DE MARIA

EUGENIO DEBBIA

SANDRA RATTO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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Frontal lessons

Seminars (active participation of students is essential)

Group work

The teaching will cover 60 hours of frontal lessons (30 infectious diseases, 30 microbiology) on all arguments included in the program and additional 50 hours (2 CFU) of practical exercises (apprenticeship) in infectious diseases. Practical activities will be carried out at the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the University of Genoa. During practical activities the students will discuss clinical cases with Infectious Diseases specialists.

Goals of the training:

To acquire knowledge on microbiologic diagnosis of infections.  

To acquire knowledge of appropriate microbiological  procedures, with particular attention to the appropriateness of tests and to result interpretations

EXAMS

Exam description

 

Oral examination (according to calendar available on the dedicated website)

Assessment methods

Learning will be assessed only by means of the final oral examination .

All students will be required to obtain a minimun score of 18/30.

To obtain this result, students must demonstrate to have acquired:

-knowledge on clinical presentation, diagnosis and prophylaxis, together with therapeutic approach to the main infectious diseases.

-skills on differential diagnosis and rational use of laboratory tests and imaging resources

-skills on principles of antimicrobial treatment

-skills on the appropriate use of antibiotic treatment and on the impact of the inappropriate antibiotic prescription on the emergence of antibiotic resistance

 

The final score will be determined by:

-ability to face in a critical manner to all the arguments discussed during the examination

-quality of exposure

-use of an appropriate vocabulary

 

The maximum score (30/30 lode) will be given in case of excellence.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students can arrange an appointment with teachers by e-mail