MICROBIOLOGY

Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in School of Dentistry
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2016/2017
Year: 
2
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2017/2018
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
6
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
36
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (36 hours)
Requirements: 

Basic knowledge of biology

Final Examination: 
Orale

The exam will be a written test

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

Students will learn the basic notions of infectious diseases. Special emphasis will be given to microbiological aspects of oral cavity both in health and disease.
Students, at the end of the course, will have acquired basic knowledge of infectious diseases

1. Introduction to microbiology
2. Differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
3. Bacteria: structure and replication. Growth of bacterial cultures. Spores.
4. Fungi: structure and reproduction. Classification of pathogenic fungi
5. Virus structure and classification
6. Protozoa: structure and biological cycles. Classification of main pathogen protozoa
7. Host-parasite interaction (infection, differences between infection and disease, immune response against infective agents)
8. Sterilization and disinfection. Antimicrobial drugs. Epidemiology and infection prevention. Vaccines.
9. Acquisition, adhesion, distribution and metabolism of oral microbiota
10. Microbiology of dental plaque
11. Microbiology of dental caries
12. Parodontal diseases
13. Viral infections of oral cavity
14. Fungal infections of oral cavity
15. Oral caity infections and sistemic diseases
17. Antimicrobial therapy and prophylaxis of oral infections

Bibliography
P. Marsch, MV. Martin. Microbiologia odontoiatrica. Ed. Uninova
RJ Lamont, RA Buma, MS Lantz, DJ Leblanc. Oral microbiolology and immunology. ASM Press

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