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NOVEL ANTIMICROBIAL STRATEGIES MOD. 2
NOVEL ANTIMICROBIAL STRATEGIES MOD. 2

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 2
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Barbara Citterio
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Biomolecular and Health Sciences (XXXVII)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course focuses on antibiotic/antimicrobial resistance, which represents a rising concern for human health worldwide. The students will acquire a general knowledge on: i) the origin of antimicrobial resistance; ii) the selection and spread of resistance determinants both in clinical and environmental settings; iii) the main mechanisms adopted by microorganisms to survive antimicrobial exposure, and iv) the routine techniques used to investigate antimicrobial resistance. In this context, the need for new therapeutic options and novel antimicrobial strategies will be highlighted, by discussing the latest findings on drug discovery, repurposing and improvement by combination approaches.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

D1 - Knowledge and ability of comprehension. Students must demonstrate to have gained the knowledge inherent to the teaching program.

D2 - Ability to apply knowledge and comprehension Students must be able to implement/use this knowledge for the critical evaluation of novel strategies to fight microbial infections.

D3 - Autonomy of judgement Students will be able to critically evaluate the therapeutic approaches against representative pathogenic bacteria.

D4 - Communication skills Students must acquire adequate scientific language skills by taking a participatory attitude to the topics of the lectures.

D5 - Learning skill. Students will be autonomously able to deepen the topics covered.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

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