MICROBIOLOGY

MICROBIOLOGY

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Code
66903
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 8756 Biotechnology (L-2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Biotechnology)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Introduction to Clinical Microbiology, particularly to etiopathogenic and diagnostic significance, in the field of Human Medicine.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge about different aspects of basic Microbiology to enable the graduate in Biotecnology to explore or expand any field connected to this topic.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge of fundamental differences between multicellular organisms and microorganisms, and between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, basic and ancillary structures of bacterial cells, genetic and peculiarities of bacterial cells, bacterial spores in general, and spore forming bacteria causing human disease. Knowledge of differences between saprophytic and parasite bacteria and the existence of exogenous and endogenous infections, the direct and indirect bacterial pathogenic mechanisms.

Knowledge of general, direct and indirect microbiological diagnostics, bacteriological diagnostics, antibacterial drugs, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, mechanisms of genetic onset and phenotype. Knowledge of major protozoa and yeasts. of medical interest and related diagnostic modes

Knowledge of structure of viruses in general and DNA and RNA viruses in particular, of replication and viral pathogenicity. Knowledge of viral diagnostics, direct and indirect. Knowledge of non-pathogenic parasitic bacteria, their nomenclature and localization in different districts of the human body. Knowledge of medical classification of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, protozoa and yeasts of medical interest.

Knowledge of vaccine prescriptions, classification and microbiology meaning.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Basic differences between multi-cellular organisms and microorganisms, and between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells

Bacterial cell structure

Peculiar genetics and metabolism of bacterial cells

Bacterial spores

Saprophytic and parasite bacteria. Exogenous and endogenous infections

Direct and indirect bacterial pathogenicity

General and bacteriology microbiological diagnostics

Antibacterial drugs and resistances

Classification and structure of protozoa of medical interest

Classification and structure of yeasts of medical interest

Viral structure

Viral replication

Viral pathogenicity and viral diagnosis. Vaccine prescriptions

Classification of non-pathogenic human bacteria and related human districts

Medical classification of main pathogenic bacteria patogeni, viruses , protozoa and yeasts

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Through computer support, students are given lectures written by the teacher, summarizing lessons delivered

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment by email: eugenio.debbia@unige.it

Exam Board

ROBERTA RICCIARELLI (President)

GABRIELLA PIETRA (President)

MARIA CRISTINA MINGARI (President)

EUGENIO DEBBIA (President)