Pathology Diagnostic Laboratory

A.Y. 2018/2019
6
Max ECTS
64
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The main objective of the course is to supply the information requested for performing the diagnosis of the plant diseases. Based on the topics described during the lessons and the laboratory trainings, the student will optimize his capability to select the work strategy suitable to formulate the diagnostic report.
Expected learning outcomes
Identification of main symptom patters of plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses, and viroids; (ii) competence in challenging the diagnostic process steps: field surveys, sample collection and preparation for the laboratory analyses; (iii) Utilization of diagnostic tools employed for pathogen detection and identification (biological and traditional methods, serological methods, molecular analyses); (iv) employment of the criteria utilized for evaluating the diagnostic tools (efficiency, specificity, sensitivity); (v) interpretation of obtained data analyses and statement of the diagnostic report.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Unit 1
AGR/12 - PLANT PATHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Laboratories: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Unit 2
AGR/12 - PLANT PATHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Laboratories: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Quaglino Fabio
Professor(s)
Reception:
Monday from 10 to 12 am
Building 21070 (former Patologia vegetale)
Reception:
On appointment by email (in case of health restrictions on Microsoft Teams)
Second flor - Building 7, via Celoria 2, Milan