Special Bacteriology, mycology,Virology and Infectious Diseases Theory

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Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΗ ΒΑΚΤΗΡΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ, ΜΥΚΗΤΟΛΟΓΙ, ΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΛΟΙΜΩΔΗ ΝΟΣΗΜΑΤΑ (ΘΕΩΡΙΑ) / Special Bacteriology, mycology,Virology and Infectious Diseases Theory
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorSpyridon Kritas
Other CharacteristicsPart of composite course
Course ID600000751

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Ktīniatrikīs (2020-2021)

Registered students: 114
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course427

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours34
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Get to know the main infectious diseases of major species and their importance in animal production and Public Health • To understand the pathogenesis, epidemiology of infectious diseases and therefore control, therapy, preventive measures and ways of eradication of key infectious diseases. Biosecurity principles • To practice in analyzing and interpreting data from infectious diseases
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
According to "WORLD ORGANISATION FOR ANIMAL HEALTH- Veterinary Education Core Curriculum. OIE Guidelines (Sept 2013)"-(http://www.oie.int/Veterinary_Education_Core_Curriculum.pdf) & "OIE recommendations on the Competencies of graduating veterinarians (‘Day 1 graduates’) to assure National Veterinary Services of quality" (http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Support_to_OIE_Members/Vet_Edu_AHG/DAY_1/DAYONE-B-ang-vC.pdf) course content should provide the veterinary student with comprehensive knowledge of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of infection with important agents of each type; clinical signs and diagnosis of infection; treatment options, including the judicious use of antimicrobials and the development of antimicrobial resistance by the pathogen; development of animal immunity or resistance to infection; prevention and control programmes, including vaccination; and the prognostic and diagnostic value of available laboratory and clinical tests, economic and public health impact. Focus should be on OIE-listed diseases, zoonotic diseases with serious public health implications, and other important diseases either impacting or with the potential to impact the major animal species of particular relevance to Greece. A. INFECTIOUS DISEASES-INTRODUCTION Introduction to Infectious Diseases: Factors that determine the occurrence of an infectious disease. Pathogenesis of infectious diseases. Epidemiology-Ways of transmitting infectious diseases. Laboratory diagnosis. Measures to prevent and eradicate infectious diseases. Relation to Public Health. Zoonoses - animal diseases control measures. Legislation / Notifiable Diseases. (SK) B. Special Bacteriology and bacterial diseases [Features (Morphology, culture, Basic biochemical properties) Distribution in nature- Resistance, Antigenic composition, Pathogenic action - virulence factors of bacteria. Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention of disease, relationship to public health.]. Bacterial diseases caused by species belonging to: Genus Staphylococcus (S. aureus, S. intermedius, Cattle: Staphylococcal mastitis, , Sheep: Pigs: S. pseudintermedious, etc.) Genus Streptoccocus (S. agalactiae, S. dysgalactiae, S. equi subsp. Equi , S. equi subsp. zooepidemicus, S. suis, etc.) Genus Peptostreptococcus (P. indolicus), genus Enterococcus (E. faecalis, E. faecium) Genus Corynebacterium (C. renale group, C. pseudotuberculosis, etc.), genus Rhodococcus (R. equi), Genus Actinobaculum (A. suis), Genus Actinomyces (A. bovis, A. viscosus, etc.) , Genus Trueperella (T. pyogenes), Genus Nocardia (N. asteroides, etc.) Genus Dermatophilus (D. congolensis) [EP] Genus Listeria (L. monocytogenes, etc.), Genus Erysipelothrix (E. rhusiopathiae), genus Bacillus (B. anthracis, etc.) [EP] Genus Clostridium (C. perfrigens, C. chauvoei, C. septicum, C. novyi, C. haemolyticum, C. sordelii, C. botulinum, C. tetani, C. difficile, C. spiriforme, C. piliforme, C. colinum ) [EP] Genus Mycobacterium (M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. tuberculosis subsp. Caprae, M avium subsp. Avium, M. avium subsp. Paratuberculosis, etc.) [VS] Genus Escherichia (E. coli: ETEC; EPEC; EHEC; SEPEC; UPEC), the genus Salmonella (serotypes S. Dublin, S. Choleraesuis, S. Pullorum, S. Gallinarum, S. Typhimurium, S. Enteritidis, etc. ), Genus Yersinia (Y. pestis, Y. pseudotuberculosis, Y. enterocolitica), Genera Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Proteus, etc. [VS] Genus Pasteurella (P. multocida, P. pneumotropica, etc.) Genus Bibersteinia (B. trehalosi), genus Mannheimia (M. haemolytica, etc.), genus Actinobacillus (A. ligniersii, A. pleuropneumoniae, A . equuli, A. suis, A. seminis, etc.), Genus Haemophilus (H. parasuis, etc.) Genus Histophilus (H. somni), Genus Avibacterium (A. paragallinarum) [VS ] Genus Pseudomonas (P. aeruginosa, etc.), Genus Moraxella (M. bovis), Genus Francisella (F. tularencis), genus Coxiella (C. burnetii), genus Burkholderia (B. mallei, B. pseudomallei), Genus Bordetella (B. bronchiseptica, B. avium, etc.) Genus Taylorella (T. equigenitalis) [VS] Genus Rickettsia (R. rickettsii, R. conorii, etc.), genus Anaplasma (A. marginale, A. phagocytophilum, A. platys, etc), genus Ehrlichia (E. canis, E. ruminantium, Mr. .a.), Genus Neorickettsia (N. risticii, etc.) Genus Aegyptianella (A. pullorum) [VS] Genus Chlamydia (C. suis, C. abortus, C. pecorum, C. psittaci, C. felis, C. pneumoniae, etc.), Genus Waddlia (W. chondrophila) [VS] Genus Leptospira (serotypes L. Canicola, L. Grippotyphosa, L. Hardjo, L. Icterohaemorrhagiae, etc.), genus Borrelia (B. burgdoferi, B. anserine, etc.), genus Treponema (T. paraluiscuniculi, etc.) [VS] Genus Brachyspira (B. hyodysenteriae, etc.), genus Campylobacter (C. fetus subsp. Venerealis, C. fetus subsp. Fetus, C. jejuni, etc.), genus Helicobacter (H. canis, H. felis etc.) Genus Lawsonia (L. intracellularis) [EP] Genus Brucella (B. abortus, B. melitensis, B. canis, B. suis, B. ovis, etc.) [EP] Genus Bacteroides (B. fragilis, etc.) Genus Dichelobacter (D. nodosus), genus Porphyromonas (P. asaccharolytica, etc.), genus Prevotella (P. heparinolytica, etc.), genus Fusobacterium ( F. necrophorum, etc.) [VS] Genus Mycoplasma (M. bovis, M. mycoides subsp. Mycoides, M. agalactiae, M. capricolum subsp. Capripneumoniae, M. mycoides subsp. Capri, M. conjunctivae, M. ovipneumoniae, M. putrefaciens, M. capricolum subsp. Capricolum , M. hyopneumoniae, M. hyorhinis, M. hyosynoviae, M. synoviae, M. meleagritis, M. wenyonii, M. ovis, M. suis, M. haemocanis, M. haemofelis, M. haemominutum [EP] III. Special mycology and fungal animal diseases Special Mycology and Diseases that cause species of Dermatophytes (Penicillium, Microsporum, Trichopthyton), Aspergillus, yeasts (Candida, Cryptococcus, Malassezia, Trichosporon) and dimorphic fungi (Sporothrix, Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Coccidioides). Mycotoxins. [Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, Laboratory Diagnosis, Prevention of Disease, Relationship to Public Health.] [EP] D. Special virology & viral animal diseases Families DNA viruses: Poxviridae, Asfarviridae, Herpesviridae, Adenoviridae, Papillomaviridae, Parvoviridae & Circoviridae. Families RNA viruses: Retroviridae, Reoviridae, Birnaviridae, Paramyxoviridae, Rhabdoviridae, Bornaviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, Coronaviridae, Arteriviridae, Picornaviridae, Caliciviridae, Flaviviridae, other viruses & prions (Classification, Life & Physical-chemical properties, Pathogen action) [SK] Bovine viral diseases: Cow pox. Parapoxvirus cows. Papular stomatitis. Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis / pustular vulvovaginitis. Bovine herpes mammillitis and pseudo-lumpy-skin disease. Lumpy skin disease,. Malignant catarrhal fever. Papillomatosis. Enzootic bovine leukosis. Rotavirus diarrhea of calves. Rinderpest. Parainfluenza. Respiratory syncytial virus. Ephemeral fever of cattle. Viral diarrhea / mucosal disease. Spongiform Encephalopathy. (Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention, relationship with public health) [SK] Viral sheep and goat diseases: Sheeppox and goatpox. Orf. Jaagsiekte 
(Ovine pulmonary adenomatosis). Infectious adenocarcinoma of the nasal cavities of small ruminants. Progressive pneumonia (Maedi-Visna). Caprine arthritis-encephalitis. Bluetongue. Peste des petits ruminants. Border disease of sheep. Wesselsbron disease. Louping ill. Scrapie (Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention, relationship with public health) [EP] Viral swine diseases: Swinepox. African swine fever. Aujeszky’s disease. Porcine cytomegalovirus. Porcine parvovirus infection. Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome. Vesicular stomatitis. Swine influenza. Transmissible gastroenteritis. Porcine respiratory coronavirus. Porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis (vomiting and wasting disease). Epidemic diarrhea. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome. Foot and mouth disease. Vesicular disease. Porcine teschovirus. Encephalomyocarditis. Vesicular exanthema. Japanese encephalitis virus. Classical swine fever. Hepatitis E virus. Torque Teno viruses. (Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention, relationship with public health) [SK] Viral avian diseases: Fowlpox. Infectious laryngotracheitis. Marek's disease. Egg drop syndrome. Chicken anaemia virus infection. Avian leukosis. Infectious bursal disease. Newcastle disease. Infectious rhinotracheitis. Avian influenza. Infectious bronchitis. Infectious encephalomyelitis. Hepatitis E (Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention, relationship with public health) [SK] Viral diseases lagomorphs and ferrets: Myxomatosis. Rabbit haemorrhagic disease. Aleutian disease of mink. (Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention, relationship with public health) [SK] Viral equine diseases: Equine rhinopneumonitis and equine herpesvirus abortion. Equine coital exanthema. Equine infectious anemia. African horse sickness. Borna disease. Equine influenza. Equine viral arteritis. West Nile Virus. (Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention, relationship with public health) [SK] Canine viral diseases: Canine herpesvirus infection. Infectious canine hepatitis. Canine oral papillomatosis. Canine adenovirus type 2. Canine parvovirus infection. Canine distemper. Rabies. Canine Influenza. Canine coronavirus. (Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention, relationship with public health) [VS] Feline viral diseases: Feline viral rhinotracheitis. Feline panleukopenia. Feline leukaemia. Feline immunodeficiency virus infection.. Feline calicivirus infection. Infectious Peritonitis. (Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention, relationship with public health) [VS]
infectious diseases, bacteria diseases, fungal diseases, viral diseases, Foreign Animal Diseases, Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases, Transmissible Diseases
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Written assigments
Student Assessment
According to "OIE recommendations on the Competencies of graduating veterinarians (‘Day 1 graduates’) to assure National Veterinary Services of quality" (http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Support_to_OIE_Members/Vet_Edu_AHG/DAY_1/DAYONE-B-ang-vC.pdf) Day 1 Competencies addressed by this class are: Zoonoses, Epidemiology, Transboundary animal diseases, Disease prevention and control programmes, Emerging and re-emerging diseases, Food hygiene, Veterinary products, Management of contagious diseases
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
• Σημειώσεις Ιογενών Νοσημάτων των Ζώων. Κρήτας ΣΚ. Διδακτικές σημειώσεις. Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, 2016, σελ.160. [Kritas SK, Textbook of Viral Diseases of Animals (in Greek). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2016 pp 166] • Σημειώσεις Κτηνιατρικής Βακτηριολογίας και Βακτηριακών Νοσημάτων. Πετρίδου Ε. • Ειδική Βακτηριολογία και Βακτηριακά Νοσήματα των Ζώων. Σιάρκου ΒΙ
Additional bibliography for study
• Κτηνιατρική Ανοσολογία. Εισαγωγή Μετάφραση-επιμέλεια στην Ελληνική του “Veterinary Immunology. An Introduction” του I.R. Tizard, 8th Edn, Μετάφραση-Επιμέλεια: Φρύδας Σταύρος, Χατζηστυλιανού Μαρία, Κρήτας Σπυρίδων, Συμεωνίδου Ησαΐα, Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου Α.Ε. ISBN 9789603948209 pp 684 (2013 για την Ελληνική έκδοση)
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