Master in Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Bacteriology



Learning Outcomes

The UC aims to instruct and impart skills for the student: to learn the structure, metabolism, physiology of the bacterial cell; to understand the strategies used by bacteria in evading the host immune system; to explore new methods of analysis in bacterial identification; to learn the mechanisms of action of antibiotics and learn antimicrobial susceptibility methods; to learn the theoretical and laboratory grounds in the treatment of biological products and learn new strategies for prevention and treatment of bacterial diseases.


Structure, metabolism and physiology of cell
Interaction bacteria - host
Antibiotics: classification, mechanisms of action and resistance
Infections of the digestive tract: Helicobacter pylori and enteropathogenic bacteria
Urogenital infections: genital secretions and ulcerations
Respiratory infections: Mycobacterium and Legionella
Zoonoses and anaerobic bacteria
Infections cardiovascular, nervous system
Gram positive bacilli and skin infections
Prevention and control of nosocomial infection

Practical Teaching
Analysis and discussion of clinical cases

Laboratory Teaching
Methods for bacterial identification
Study of antibiotic susceptibility
Bacteriological and cytological analysis of urine
Bacteriological analysis of feces
Cytological and bacteriological analysis of genital and urethral exudates
Bacteriological analysis of nasal and oro-pharyngeal swabs
Bacteriological analysis of various biological products: bronchial secretions, blood, catheters, purulent exudates, cerebrospinal fluid
Mycobacterium spp.