a knowledge of the basic priciples of genaral biology, chemistry and biochemistry is fundamental to achieve a valuable preparation in the field of microbiology.
underway tests and final oral exam
the purpose of the course is to provide the students proper notions to learn the biology of microrganism, bacterial genetics, recombinant DNA tecnology; the spread of different diseases, the immune response against infectious microrganisms, antimicrobial drugs, their mechiamisms of action and their use
Morpho-functional structure of the prokariotic cell, virus, fungi and protozoa. Bacterial genetics, mechanisms of pathogeneticity, mechanism of the host defence. Study of major microrganisms of medical interest. Antibacterial agents and their mechanisms of action. Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance. Vaccines.
Carlone, Pompei Microbiologia farmaceutica 2013
Madigan Brock biologia dei microrganismi 2012
Murray Microbiologia medica
slide and other didactic material
frontal lessons and laboratory exercise of traditional andd techniques (Gram staining, sowing in culture media, species identification, antimicrobial susceptibility test; bacterial DNA extraction and identification trough PCR tecnique)
1) Readiness to offer individual assistance also in English language to incoming students
2) Availability of supporting material and bibliographic references also in english language.
3) Readiness to accept examination of incoming students also in a foreign language (English)