INFECTIOUS DISEASES

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

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Code
67403
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
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
Teaching materials

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

• Infectious Diseases will be taught from two different but not mutual exclusive perspectives, starting both from the targeted organ (pneumonia, meningitis, bacteraemia, etc.), and from the causative agent/s of the infection.

• The recognition of clinical presentations of infectious diseases and septic syndromes will be dealt with extensively, leading students and young doctors to recognize emergencies in Infectious Diseases (sepsis, meningitis) and to follow a reasoned diagnostic algorithm

• The Integrated Course will include both lectures and presentation of clinical cases

• Particular attention will be paid to the appropriate use of antimicrobials (antimicrobial stewardship) and the risk of development of antimicrobial resistance

• Other important topics include Emerging Infectious Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV infection

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:

• Overview of infectious diseases; instrumental clinical diagnostics

• Healthcare-associated infections and infections in the immunocompromised patient

• Defense mechanisms against infectious diseases.

• Herpesvirus infections

• Exanthematic diseases

• Gastroenteritis-viral hepatitis

• Sexually transmitted diseases - Genitourinary infections

• Malaria and other tropical diseases

• Infectious diseases of the respiratory system; flu, tuberculosis

• Infections in the newborn

• Infections related to biological drugs

• Sepsis, septic shock, meningitis, endocarditis

• HIV - AIDS

• Arthropod diseases

• Infections of the skin and soft tissues

• Emerging infections: Ebola, Zika, Dengue, etc ...

• Antimicrobial stewardship: use of antibiotics and resistances

• Infections in pregnancy

• Presentation and discussion of clinical cases

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

Text Book di approfondimento:

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

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MALGORZATA KAROLINA MIKULSKA (President)

ANDREA DE MARIA (President)

ANNA MARCHESE

EUGENIO DEBBIA

ANTONIO DI BIAGIO

MATTEO BASSETTI

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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà presso la Clinica Malattie Infettive, Padiglione di Patologie Complesse, Largo R. Benzi n. 10 - 16132 Genova
09/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà presso la Clinica Malattie Infettive, Padiglione di Patologie Complesse, Largo R. Benzi n. 10 - 16132 Genova
24/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà presso la Clinica Malattie Infettive, Padiglione di Patologie Complesse, Largo R. Benzi n. 10 - 16132 Genova
17/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà presso la Clinica Malattie Infettive - Padiglione di Patologie Complesse piano -1

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students can arrange an appointment with teachers by e-mail