Infectious diseases

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
72
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/14 MED/17
Language
English
Learning objectives
The course provides students with knowledge about infectious diseases and the principles of antimicrobial therapy. The student is introduced to the patophysiology, the clinical presentation, the course, the epidemiology and the principles of drug therapy of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infectious diseases of different organs and systems. Vector-borne and emerging/neglected diseases will be also addressed.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
-Describe how a patient's social history (travel, HIV risk factors, exposures) can have a significant impact on the differential diagnosis and management of infections
-Describe and analyse a broad range of major syndromes including community and hospital-acquired pneumonia, infective endocarditis, cellulitis, urinary tract infections and the evaluation of fever
-Apply diagnostic services including gram stain and culture, antimicrobial sensitivity testing and other standard microbiology lab techniques
-Discuss and appropriately apply the basic principles of infection control such as contact or respiratory isolation and contact tracing
-Describe exposure to critically ill patients and immunosuppressed patients, as well as an understanding of their specific spectrum of diseases
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

The teaching, given the current health situation, will be carried out entirely at a distance.
Prerequisites for admission
To take the Infectious Diseases exam, students must have already passed all the exams of the first and second year (Fundamentals of Basic Sciences, Cells, Molecules and Genes 1 and 2, Human Body, Functions and Mechanisms of Diseases).
Assessment methods and Criteria
Students assessment is based on oral examinations of Pharmacology and Infectious Diseases, that must be taken in the same session. The final mark is the average of the two oral marks weighted for the credits of each module.
The exam is deemed to be passed successfully if the final grade is equal to or higher than 18/30. In the event of a full grade (30/30) honors (lode) may be granted with the consent of all the professors.
Registration to the exam through SIFA is mandatory.
Infectious diseases
Course syllabus
Lecture 1. ID - Introduction to Infectious Diseases
Lecture 2. ID - The Respiratory System part 1
Lecture 3. ID - The Respiratory System part 2
Lecture 4. ID - The Respiratory System part 3
Lecture 5. ID - Tuberculosis
Lecture 6. ID - Viral exanthems
Lecture 7. ID - Skin and soft tissue (SST) infections
Lecture 8. ID - Bone and joint infections
Lecture 9. ID - The Gastrointestinal (GI) System part 1
Lecture 10. ID - The Gastrointestinal (GI) System part 2
Lecture 11- ID/PH - General principles of antimicrobial therapy - different clinical scenarios (4 hours)
Lecture 12- ID/PH - The critically ill patient: general principles of antimicrobial therapy (4 hours)
Lecture 13. ID/PH - Principles of antibiotic use, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship (4 hours)
Lecture 14. ID - Typhoid fever and Listeriosis
Lecture 15. PH - General principles of antimicrobial therapy
Lecture 16. PH - Antibiotic classification
Lecture 17. ID - Infections from animals
Lecture 18. ID - Heart infections
Lecture 19. ID - Urinary tract infections (UTI)
Lecture 20. ID - Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
Lecture 21. ID - The Central Nervous System (CNS) part 1
Lecture 22. ID - The Central Nervous System (CNS) part 2
Lecture 23. ID - Herpetic infections
Lecture 24. ID - HIV and AIDS part 1
Lecture 25. ID - HIV and AIDS part 2
Lecture 26. ID - HIV and AIDS part 3
Lecture 27. PH - Antiviral agents
Lecture 28. ID - Vector-borne and emerging/neglected diseases part 1
Lecture 29. ID - Vector-borne and emerging/neglected diseases part 2
Lecture 30. ID - Vector-borne and emerging/neglected diseases part 3
Lecture 31. ID - Parasitic diseases
Lecture 32. ID - Fungal diseases
Lecture 33. PH - Antifungal agents
Lecture 34. ID - Case method
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars; discussion of clinical cases, journal club and case method. Practical activities will be used, through simulation or in the ward, to consolidate technical and soft knowledge and skills developed during frontal lectures.
Teaching Resources
· Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's, "Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases"
· "Infectious Diseases", edited by Jonathan Cohen, M Sc, FRCP, FRCPath, FRCPE, FMedSci, William G. Powderly, MD and Steven M. Opal, MD
· "Malattie Infettive" di Moroni, Esposito, Antinori
Review articles on specific topics will be provided.
Pharmacology
Course syllabus
PH - General principles of antimicrobial therapy - different clinical scenarios
PH - The critically ill patient: general principles of antimicrobial therapy
PH - Principles of antibiotic use, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship
PH - General principles of antimicrobial therapy
PH - Antibiotic classification
PH - Antiviral agents
PH - Antifungal agents
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars; discussion of clinical cases, journal club and case method. Practical activities will be used, through simulation or in the ward, to consolidate technical and soft knowledge and skills developed during frontal lectures.
Teaching Resources
Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's, "Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases"
· "Infectious Diseases", edited by Jonathan Cohen, M Sc, FRCP, FRCPath, FRCPE, FMedSci, William G. Powderly, MD and Steven M. Opal, MD
· "Malattie Infettive" di Moroni, Esposito, Antinori
Review articles on specific topics will be provided.
Infectious diseases
MED/17 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES - University credits: 5
Lessons: 60 hours
Pharmacology
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Pani Arianna