Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Nursing
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Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Second semester
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Lesson (16 hours)
Voto Finale

During the course, the following topics will be covered:
Infectious diseases: definition, role in human pathology, modes of transmission, prevention, main criteria for diagnosis.
Viral hepatitis: HAV, HBV, HDV, HCV, HEV. Modes of transmission, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis
HIV infection: epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and prevention.
Vertical transmission infections: CMV, HSV1 and HSV2 infection, Rubella, Toxoplasmosis.
Travel diseases: malaria. Pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis: transmission, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and prevention. Scabies and pediculosis.
Central nervous system infections: meningitis and encephalitis. Etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and prevention
General principles of epidemiology and prevention of Health care associated infections
Occupational exposure risk for healthcare professionals, prevention rules and post-exposure prophylaxis.

A summary of the topics covered in the course will be made available on the University's E-learning website.
For further information, the following texts are recommended:
1) Moroni, Esposito, Antinori - Malattie Infettive - Editrice Masson, 2014
2) Rugarli- Medicina Interna sistematica; C. Rugarli et al., ed. Elsevier, Sesta edizione

The module is organized in lectures, with the slides. The lessons will be developed following a common path to all topics: definition of pathology, etiology and pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and prevention. The presentation of clinical cases will enrich the lessons.
During the lesson, students will be able to intervene with questions and observations. At the end of the lesson, space will be given to the clarifications necessary for understanding the topic.
A part of the last lesson of the course will be dedicated to focusing on the main fundamental concepts for understanding the single topics covered during the course and allow you to resume some passages that may not have been clear.

Students can contact the teacher by email to schedule an appointment or for any other needs: