Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases
To describe the different types of (viral) licensed vaccines and their advantages and disadvantages;
To understand the scientific grounds of contemporary methodologies used in the development and production of new vaccines;
To explain the scientific basis of therapeutic interventions against viral diseases and antiviral-drug resistance mechanisms;
To describe the mechanisms of action of antibiotics and associated resistance mechanisms;
To name antibiotic sensitivity tests and to describe their fundamentals;
To perform antibiotic sensitivity tests and to interpret their results;
To understand the principles of antimicrobial therapy and to discuss consequences of antibiotic misuse;
To recognize new approaches to the monitoring and control of hospital infection.
Isabel Maria dos Santos Leitão Couto, João Mário Brás da Piedade
Weekly - 1
Total - 19
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Chang HH, et al. (2015). Origin and proliferation of multiple-drug resistance in bacterial pathogens. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 79:101-16.
Flint SJ, et al. (2009). Principles of Virology, ASM Press, Washington DC, 3rd Ed (vol. II).
Loomis RJ, Johnson PR (2015). Emerging vaccine technologies. Vaccines (Basel). 3:429-47.
Lorian V (2005). Antibiotics in laboratory medicine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, USA, 5th Ed.
Zhu JD, et al. (2015). Broad-spectrum antiviral agents. Front Microbiol. 6:517.
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