A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge necessary to identify the bacteria responsible or not of infection. They will also achieve basic notions of antibiotic resistance and of the most frequent resistance mechanisms known to date. As regards viral infections, the topics dealt with are the following: virus structure, classification, replication strategies, main principles of drug resistance to antiviral and antiretroviral drugs, viruses responsible of human infections, diagnostic methods and clinical cases.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge on the main characteristics of microrganisms (structure, laboratory methods of identification, diseases)
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

The lessons of the first semester will take place in mixed mode:
- in presence in the classroom with a limited number of students, who have booked themselves using Google Form and at the same time in synchrony through the "Teams platform" for students not present;
- the student is obliged to wear the surgical mask for the entire duration of his stay in the classroom and to sit in the free seats respecting the alternation of one occupied seat, one free seat, one occupied seat per single row;
- the lessons will also be video-recorded to allow students unable for documented needs to follow them in sync and made available on the teacher's Ariel / Teams website;
- the lessons will take place at the Vialba center as usual

Students must enter from the main atrium of the Lita Vialba teaching pavilion and undergo body temperature measurement using a Thermo-scanner. The entry / exit routes are differentiated and marked
Course syllabus
Bacterial classification; bacterial morphology and function of bacterial cell structures; bacterial metabolism and growth; bacterial genetics.
Classification, structure and replication of Mycetes and Protozoa.
Microbial flora in the host in conditions of normalcy and disease; host-microorganism relationship; mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis; guest response to microbial insults; clinical bacteriology of the various systems (respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, CNS); nosocomial infections.

Virology: emerging viral infections; the discovery of viruses; origin, classification and nomenclature of viruses; viral structure and replication; properties of viral genomes; respiratory infections, influenza and SARS viruses; hepatitic viruses and antiviral therapy; HIV virus, antiretroviral therapy and drug resistance; herpetic viruses; gastrointestinal viruses; viruses of interest in human pathology.
Prerequisites for admission
Preparatory knowledge is not required
Teaching methods
The teaching will be developed through lectures, laboratories and exercises (the latter will take place at the Laboratory of Microbiology, Virology and Bioemergency Diagnostics in Building 62, 3th floor)
Teaching Resources
The reference texts adopted
La Placa, Principi di Microbiologia Medica
Konemann's Testo Atlante di Microbiologia diagnostica / Microbiologia Medica
Slides provided during the course to students
Assessment methods and Criteria
For passing the Microbiology exam there is only one written test with multiple answers . In order to pass the test it is necessary to correctly answer at least 20 questions, 32 for praise. The results achieved by the students will be published on the University's SIFA Terminal once the test has been corrected.
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 60 hours
Gruppo 1
Professor: Micheli Valeria
Gruppo 2
Professor: Rimoldi Sara