Microbiology and hygiene

A.Y. 2015/2016
6
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
MED/07 MED/42
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Undefined
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica
Course syllabus
PROGRAM


GENERAL ASPECTS OF MICROORGANISMS

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF BACTERIA

THE BACTERIAL CELL
· Size, shape and grouping
· Architecture of the prokaryotic cell

MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION OF BACTERIA
· Examination by phase contrast
· Examination prepared by fixation and staining
· Gram stain
· Ziehl-Neelsen

REPRODUCTION OF BACTERIA AND SPORE PRODUCTION

METABOLISM OF BACTERIA
· The metabolic processes which generate energy (fermentation, aerobic and anaerobic respiration)
· The macromolecular synthesis

GROWING BACTERIA
· Culture media
· The development of bacteria in liquid media
· The growth curve of a bacterial population
· The development of bacteria in solid media

HOST-PARASITE INTERACTION
· The mechanism of action of the pathogenic bacteria
· The production of toxins

DISINFECTION AND STERILIZATION

ANTIBACTERIAL DRUGS
· Mechanisms of action of antibacterial drugs
· Resistance to antibacterial drugs

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VIRUS

ANIMAL VIRUSES: chemical composition and structure

CLASSIFICATION

RELATIONS VIRUS-CELL: phases of viral replication

THE PATHOGENIC VIRUS


GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FUNGI

· Structure of the fungal cell
· Ecology of pathogenic fungi and geographical distribution
· Pathogenesis of mycoses
· Mechanisms of pathogenicity
· Fungal opportunism
· Classification of mycoses
· Focus on fungi of medical interest:
· Yeast-like fungi
· Filamentous fungi

MICROBIOLOGY OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES

· FOOD SAFETY
· CONTAMINATION OF FOOD
Microorganisms as indicators of typical products
Microorganisms as indicators of food quality
Microorganisms as indicators of healthy foods
Sources of contamination

· INFECTION AND POISONING
1. FOOD-BORNE INFECTIONS
Salmonellosis
Shigellosis
Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections
Gastroenteritis due to Campylobacter, Yersinia enterocolitica and Escherichia coli
Brucellosis
Listeriosis
Enteritis uncertain etiology
Virus Infections
2. FOOD-BORNE BACTERIAL POISONING
Botulism
Staphylococcal intoxication
3. FOOD-BORNE FUNGAL POISONING TOXINS
Mycotoxicosis
Igiene generale e applicata
MED/42 - HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH - University credits: 4
Lessons: 40 hours
Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica
MED/07 - MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Morace Giulia
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Monday-Thursday by appointment
San Paolo, Bloc C, 8th floor