cod. 06031

Academic year 2009/10
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica (MED/07)
Discipline mediche
Type of training activity
32 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: HUMAN ANATOMY/MICROBIOLOGY

Learning objectives

Acquisition of essential knowledge about: bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses; host-pathogen interactions and pathogenesis of infectious diseases; mechanisms of action and use of common antimicrobial and antiviral agents; host immune response and prevention of infectious diseases.


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Course unit content

Origins and evolution of microorganisms and Microbiology. Microscopic observation of microorganisms and viruses. Structure and functions of the prokaryotic cell. Fungi. Protozoa. Viruses. Viroids and prions. Classification of microorganisms and viruses. Microbial growth and metabolism. Cultivation of microorganisms and viruses. Methods for microbial count. Elements of microbial genetics. Host-pathogen interactions. Normal flora of humans. Microbial pathogenicity and virulence factors. Viral pathogenesis. Common infectious diseases. Innate and acquired antimicrobial and antiviral immunity. Chemoprophylaxis and immunoprophylaxis of infectious diseases. Physical and chemical means against microorganisms and viruses. Antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoan and antiviral agents. Pharmaceutical Microbiology: Industrial and Pharmaceutical Microbiology; Evaluation of mutagenic potency of chemical compounds: the Ames test; Recombinant DNA and pharmaceutical products.

Full programme

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N. CARLONE. "Microbiologia Farmaceutica", Società Editrice EdiSES, Napoli.

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