The student must learn the biological and pathogenic characteristics of microorganisms that play a role in human pathology, with reference to bacteria, viruses and fungi. He must acquire appropriate knowledge on the relationships between microorganisms and host in normal and pathological conditions, identify the transmission pathways, know the characteristics, the activity, the mechanism of action and resistance of the main antimicrobial drugs and vaccines. The student must also know the main methods for the cultivation and identification of microorganisms.
The course also aims to illustrate the various methods of prevention of microbial infections and the main causes of infection related to specific professional activity.
to provide knoledge on the anatomy of the eye, of the ocular adnexa, of the orbit, of the extraocular muscles, and of the optic pathway
to provide knoledge on the gross anatomy and of the microscopic anatomy, also in relation with the function
to provide knowledge on the circulation, and on the motor, sensory and autonomic innervation of the eye and of the visual system
Traditional lectures, with the support of slides and educational videos of some theoretical-practical teaching topics (the films will be available on the Studium page). Students during one of the last lessons will have the opportunity to view some practical activities carried out in the laboratories of Microbiology.
a) bacteria: Staphylococci, Streptococci, Haemophili, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseriaceae;
b) virus: Herpesviridae; Papillomaviridae, Adenoviridae, Enterovirus.
c) Toxoplasma gondii
Conjunctiva, cornea, sclera
Anterior chamber, iris, pupil, posterior chamber
lens and zonula
optic nerve and optic pathway
extraocular muscles and their innervation
vessels and nerves of the eye and visual system
1. Harvey R. H., Champe P.C., Fisher B. D., Le basi della Microbiologia, con approfondimenti clinici - Ed. Zanichelli
2. Cevenini R.. Sambri V., Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica, Per i Corsi di Laurea in professioni sanitarie – Ed. Piccin
All students can use didactic material downloadable from the Studium page at the following link: https://studium.unict.it/dokeos/2020/courses/16277/
S. Miglior, T. Avitabile, S. Bonini, E. Campos, L. Mastropasqua: “Malattie dell’apparato visivo” - 2014, EdiSES s.r.l. Napoli.
Jack J: KANSKI: "Oftalmologia Clinica" - Elsevier Italia Srl, 2004 (edizione italiana a cura di R. Brancato, C. Azzolini)