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Clinical Microbiology: Science, Disease, and Public Health

Code 13552
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Biomedical Sciences
Entry requirements The student must have already obtained a bacherelate degree in the area of Biomedical Sciences and the syllabus of this degree must comprise a microbiology subject.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes Microbiology is the fundamental discipline of knowledge of microbial agents and their interaction/impact with humans and public health.
This course unit aims to learn the concepts of structure, physiology, pathogenesis, genetics of
microorganisms as well as their diversity, taxonomy and mechanisms of interaction with the host.
Methods of diagnosis and pharmacological therapy will also be focused.
The laboratory module is the complement of theoretical teaching with the main objective being the practical application of the theoretical concepts in order to consolidate the knowledge of the
pathological agent and its effects in humans and society.
In this way, the student is expected to acquire the bases of microbiological knowledge necessary for the exercise of his / her activity in health.
Syllabus Theoretical
1. The challenge of the microbial world
2. The microbial world
3. Infectious disease
4. Infectious disease caused by viruses
5. Infectious disease caused by bacteria
6. Infectious disease caused by parasites
7. Infectious disease caused by fungi
8. Zoonoses
9. Control of infectious diseases
10. Systematic review of infectious diseases per system

1. The diagnostic lab in the area of microbiology
2. Implementation of laboratory diagnosis techniques
2.1 Preparation of culture media
2.2 Microbial growth
2.3 Microbial identification techniques (tests and stained)
2.4 Imunocromatográficos Antigen detection Tests for microbial identification
2.5 Imunocromatográficos antibody detection Tests
2.6 Determination of susceptibility to antibiotics
3. New technologies applied to laboratory diagnosis
3.1. The Biology and diagnosis of infectious disease
3.2 Applications of real-time PCR
Main Bibliography MICROBIOLOGIA; Wanda F. Canas Ferreira, João Carlos F. de Sousa, Nelson Lima eds, Lidel,
MICROBIOLOGIA MÉDICA, VOLUME 1 e 2; Helena Barroso, A. Meliço-Silvestre, Nuno Taveira
eds, Lidel, 2014
Medical Microbiology, 8th Edition, Patrick Murray Ken Rosenthal Michael Pfaller; Elsevier, 2016
Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th Edition; Patricia Tille; Mosby, 2018.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria To access the theoretical frequency, you need to have, at the time of its completion, at least 6.0 values in the continuous assessment of the PL performed

Final exam: The final exam is only waived if: the final assessment of the PL is 9.5 and the final assessment of attendance and presentation is 9.5
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-03-01

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