Clinical microbiology and hygiene

A.Y. 2016/2017
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
MED/07 MED/42
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
· To understand the host-parasite interactions
· To understand the epidemiologic and preventive methodology of infectious diseases
· To know the burden of infectious diseases in the 21st century (emerging and re-emerging diseases)
· To know the new tools for the study of the epidemics: molecular epidemiology and phylogenetics of the infectious agents
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
-Host-parasite interactions: microorganisms as a cause of infection. Sources and reservoirs, modes of transmission (direct and indirect), host susceptibility, distribution of infections in the population.
-Diagnosis of infectious diseases: molecular biology and biotechnology in the laboratory of clinical microbiology
-New tools for the study of the epidemics: from the molecular epidemiology to the phylogenetics of the infectious agents
-The infectious diseases in the 21st century: old and new threats to the global health. Role of the environmental and social factors.
-Emerging and re-emerging diseases (eg Flu, Vector-borne diseases: Arboviruses encephalites, Haemorrhagic fevers, multi-drug resistant microbial strains, emerging zoonoses, Malaria and Tuberculosis)
-Microorganisms and toxins as biological weapons; bioterrorism
-Infections as causes of cancer (eg Papillomavirus, Retroviruses, Helicobacter pylori)
-Foodborne infections in the globalization era (eg Hepatitis A and E)
-The plague of the 21st century: changing epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (eg.: AIDS and Hepatitis B and C viruses)


Reference Material
· Slides presentation (.pdf) in Ariel
· Other teaching tools ( articles, links to websites, etc.) in Ariel


Prerequisites and examination procedures
Written examination (closed answer questions) at the first call and oral at the following calls


Teaching Methods
Teaching Mode: Traditional.
Attendance: highly recommended.

Program information
More detailed information can be found in Ariel

WEB
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MED/07 - MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY - University credits: 0
MED/42 - HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH - University credits: 0
Lessons: 48 hours