MICROBIOLOGY

Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in School of Dentistry
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2015/2016
Year: 
2
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2016/2017
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
Assessment: 
Voto Finale

Basic aspects of infectious diseases

1. Contributions of microbiology to human health
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.
9. Epidemiology and infection prevention. Vaccines.
10. The oral environment and the oral microbiota
11. Acquisition, colonization, distribution and metabolismo f oral microbiota
12. Dental plaque
13. Dental caries
14. Parodontal diseases
15. Oral viral infections
16. Oral fungal infections
17. Systemic diseases and the oral microbiota
18. Treatment and prevention of oral diseases

ORAL MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY RJ Lamont, RA Burne, MS Lantz, DJ. Leblanc, ASM Press

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