University of Ioannina, PC 45110, Greece
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Purpose of the course: Knowledge and systematic study of microorganisms, especially bacteria and parasites of medical importance and understanding of pathological effects in humans.

Contents of Course:

  • Biology of microbes: Microbiology and Medicine, Structure, Morphology, Physiology, Classification, Identification and Typing of Microorganisms, Bacterial growth, Antimicrobial agents.
  • Infection and Immunity: Bacterial Pathogenicity, Natural History of Infectious Diseases.
  • Bacteriology: Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Corynebacterium, Listeria, Mycobacterium, Actinomyces, Nocardia, Trophenyma, Bacillus, Clostridium, Neisseria, Moraxella, Salmonella, Shigella, E.coli, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Proteus and other Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas and Nonfermenters, Campylobacter, Helicobacter, Vibrio, Gardnerella, Haemophilus, Bordetella, Legionella, Brucella, Bartonella, Streptobacillus, Yersinia, Pasteurella, Francisella, Non-Spore-Forming Anaerobic Bacteria, Treponema, Borrellia, Leptospira, Chlamydia, Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Coxiella, Mycoplasma.
  • Parasitology and Human Infections: Protozoa (Sporozoa, Amoebae, Flagellates), Helminthes (Nematodes, Trematodes and Cestodes).
  • Laboratory exercices: Stain (Single, Gram, Acid fast), Media, Inoculation methods, Identification of Gram (-) bacteria and Gram (+) coccus, Antibiotic susceptibility testing, Parasitological methods, Organization and Operations of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory.

Course schedule and outcomes: The course is taught in lectures and laboratory exercises in small groups of students. The final level of knowledge of students enables them to known all bacterial pathogens and parasites of medical importance, ecology and epidemiology, modes of transmission, pathogenicity, infections they cause, prevention, laboratory methods of classical and modern Microbiology, and their application in the diagnosis of these infections.

Hours of training per student: 104

Semester: 5th