Microbiology - lmmunology

Course Information
TitleΜΙΚΡΟΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ-ΑΝΟΣΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Microbiology - lmmunology
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMelania Kachrimanidou
Course ID240000583

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Dentistry (2010-today)

Registered students: 187
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course424

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The targets of the lesson are to obtain a general approach and understanding on the fields of microbiology and immunology, as well as the learning of some of the more important bacteria, viruses and fungi that are responsible for infections in humans. Furthermore, to learn about the diseases that these pathogens are able to cause, the available specific laboratory diagnosis and the necessary therapeutic approach, mostly regarding the areas of dentists' interest.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
General microbial (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites) characteristics. Microbial physiological and chemical properties. Natural and chemical factors that act against microbes, antibiotics, antiviral and antifungal drugs. Basic concepts of immunology, relations between microbial and host organism. Ways of eliminating germs and how to be protected from them. Basic knowledge on. pathogenesis, clinical manifestation, laboratory diagnosis, prevention and treatment of specific pathogenic microbes.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
All lessons are done by the use of an electronic presentation format (PowerPoint).
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Student Assessment
Written exams based on multiple choice questions at the end of the semester. Only the students that have followed all compulsory (each session is of 2 hours) practical sessions have the right to participate. Exams are organized according to the schedule and in places announced by the Department.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
P.R. Μurrey, K.S. Rosenthal και M.A. Pfaller, Iατρική Μικροβιολογία, Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου Α. Ε., Αθήνα, 2008.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Ι.Κ. Παπαπαναγιώτου, Β. Κυριαζοπούλου-Δαλαΐνα, Εισαγωγή στην Ιατρική Μικροβιολογία, Ιολογία και Ανοσολογία, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005. 2. Ι.Κ. Παπαπαναγιώτου, Β. Κυριαζοπούλου-Δαλαΐνα, Ιατρική Μικροβιολογία & Ιολογία, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2004. 3. Η ύλη των αμφιθεάτρων και εργαστηρίων, όπως αυτή παρουσιάζεται στα σχετικά μαθήματα. 4. Σχετικά βιβλία και επιστημονικά περιοδικά που υπάρχουν στο Εργαστήριο, βιβλιογραφικές πηγές από τις Πανεπιστημιακές και Νοσοκομειακές Βιβλιοθήκες ή το Διαδίκτυο.
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