General Microbiology and Immunology

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
56
Overall hours
SSD
VET/05
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Objective of the course is to provide a complete overview of the impact of microorganisms in the fields of animal farm, health and welfare, and to give basic understanding of the animal immune response against potential aggressors.
Expected learning outcomes
The student is expected to reach, as theoretical results, the basic knowledge in the following fields:
bacteriology
viroloy
immunology
The student is expected to reach, as practical results, the ability to:
perform correct dilutions
plate a sample for bacteriological analysis and interpret antibiogram results
recognize viral infection in tissue culture
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
During the emergency phase, the program will be maintained, except for the only necessary modification of the delivery method, which will be by remote.
Course syllabus
Theoretical classes:
Bacteria, general characteristics, observation, cell morphology, classification
Bacterial in vitro cultivation, bacteroscopic examination and staining
Bacterial reproduction and microorganisms genetics
Bacteria as pathogenic agents
Physical and chemical agents for controlling microorganisms - Antibiotics and antimicrobials sensitivity test
Microbiology of ensilages
Microbiology of rumen
Microbiology of milk and its derivatives
General characteristics of viruses
Virus/host interaction and viral diagnostics
Virus classification, prions and spongiform encephalopathies
Generall characteristics of fungi
Classification of mycetes and pathological implications
Antigens and immunogens
Non specific and specific immune response
Natural passive immunity
Stress and immune system
Vaccines and vaccinations in veterinary medicine
Hypersensitivity

Practical classes:
Microbiology laboratory, organization and tools
Dilutions
Bacterial observation and staining
Cultivation of bacteria in laboratory
Bacterial identification techniques
Antimicrobials sensitivity test
Tissue culture and virus induced cytopatic effects
Prerequisites for admission
none
Teaching methods
The teaching consists in theoretical classes and practical classes in laboratory
Teaching Resources
Poli G., Cocilovo A., Dall'Ara P., Martino P.A., Ponti W. (2005): Microbiologia e immunologia veterinaria. 2a ed., UTET Scienze Mediche, Milano.

Slides and videolectures are available to students through Ariel
Assessment methods and Criteria
The obtainment of the expected learning outcomes by the student are assessed by an oral examination based on questions with open answer and questions with closed answer, which include also the description of the practical activity.
The evaluation parameters include correctness of answer, comprehension of the topics of the program, ability to connect them and propriety of language.
The grade is expressed in thirtieths and it is communicated to the student immediately after the end of the oral exam.
In case of emergency phase, the exams, with the same procedure, will be performed by remote.
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 6
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Turin Lauretta
Professor(s)