Microbiology I

Course Information
TitleΜΙΚΡΟΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ 1 / Microbiology I
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorTimoleon-Achilleas Vyzantiadis
Course ID200000295

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
1. Α΄ΜΙΚΡΟΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟAnna Papa-Konidari, Lemonia Skoura, Timoleon-Achilleas Vyzantiadis
2. Β΄ΜΙΚΡΟΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟMaria Exindari, Georgia Gkioula, Angeliki Melidou
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)
Required Courses
  • ΙΑ0241 English Language 1 (1/2)
  • ΙΑ0242 English Language 2 (2/2)
  • ΙΑ0306 English Medical Terminology 1
Learning Outcomes
The goals of the course is a thorough understanding of the most important bacteria that cause infections in humans as well as their microbiological diagnosis.Moreover, the objectives of the course include the introduction to the basic principles of immunology and immune response to bacterial infections.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
History of Microbiology, Classification of microorganisms, Morphological study of the microbial cell, Anatomy of the bacterial body, Physiology of microbes, Microbial genetics, Factors influencing microorganisms, Chemotherapeutics-Antibiotics, Criteria allow for the typing of bacteria, Relationships of host-microorganism, the normal microbial flora of humans, immunity, Innate immunity - acquired immunity, antigens, Antibodies Immunoglobulins - immune response, Major histocompatibility complex, Complement system, Immunohaematologia - blood groups, Hypersensitivity, Immunity to infection, Antigen-antibody reactions, Artificial active immunity. Cocci Gram-positive, Cocci Gram-negative, Corynobacteria - Listeria - Nokardies - Actinomycetes - Streptomyces, Mycobacteria, Aerobic endospores-forming bacteria - Bacillus, Anaerobic endospores-forming bacteria - Clostridia, Anaerobic Gram-negative non-endospores-forming bacteria, Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas, Haemophilus - Borntetella, Brucella, Pasteurella - Fransiselles, Vibrio - Campylobacter, Legionella, Various Gram-negative bacteria, Speirochaetales, Mycoplasmas - L-forms, Rickettsia, Chlamydia.
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
Reading Assigment
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
«Ιατρική Μικροβιολογία», των Murray PR., Rosenthal KS., Pfaller MA., μεταφρασμένο 6η έκδοση 2009, εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου Α.Ε.
Additional bibliography for study
Ιατρικά συγγράμματα και έντυπα προσβάσιμα στις βιβλιοθήκες του ΑΠΘ και στο διαδίκτυο
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