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Veterinary bacteriology

Language
English
Nature
mandatory
Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
3
Semester in the curriculum
1
Credits
4
Lectures
30 lessons/semester
Practical lessons
30 lessons/semester
Specialization
veterinary (English)
Documents
Documents
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description

Description, acquired knowledge The subject Veterinary bacteriology includes knowledge of bacteriology relevant in veterinary medicine together with certain chapters of mycology. In the framework of the subject bacteriology the students learn general bacteriology, specific bacteriology and mycology with a special focus on pathogens of veterinary importance. In the practicals students have to acquire simple bacteriological laboratory techniques and identification procedures. Characteristics of the most important pathogenic bacteria are studied as well. Teaching is organised in the form of lectures, plenary practicals and small group laboratory practicals.
Competences

After absolving the subject the students will be able to

·           recognise the most important bacteria and fungi of veterinary and human relevance,

·           carry out laboratory examinations in order to identify them,

·           understand the role of bacteria and fungi in life, in pathology, physiology, nutrition and ecology,

·           implement disinfection and sterilisation methods,

·           understand the principles of antibacterial treatments,

·           understand the pathological consequences of genetic changes of bacteria.

Rules of the practicals

·      Attending the practicals is compulsory, absence (maximum 3 occasions) – including justified ones – should be retaken. Retake can happen on the same week by joining another group or as an oral report by the practical teacher. Students can absolve the practical with another group if there are free seats available.

·      Wearing white coat at the practicals is compulsory.

·      Overcoats and bags have to be left in the lockers in the changing room. They can be locked with locks of the students.

·      Eating, drinking and smoking is forbidden in the practical room.

·      Accidents at the practicals have to be reported to the teacher at the practicals.

Teaching environment Computer aided lectures are given in the Urbányi and Magyary-Kossa lecture halls of the campus. The practicals are held in the 16-head practical room of the department (1143, Budapest, Hungária krt. 23-25.), where individual microscopes and computerised summaries help the understanding. The basic laboratory examinations can be carried out by the students themselves and the complicated methods are demonstrated here as well. The demonstration material is prepared in the bacteriology laboratory of the department.
Teaching staff

MAKRAI, László (lecturer);

ADORJÁN, András; TÓTH, Gergely (practical teachers)

Recommended literature

·           Madigan, M.T., Martinko, J.M., Stahl, D.A., Clark, D.P.: Brock Biology of Microorganisms 13th ed. Pearson Education, SanFrancisco, CA, USA, 2012.

·           Markey, B., Leonard, F., Archambault, M., Cullinane, A., Maguire, D.: Clinical Veterinary Microbiology. Mosby. 2013.

·           McVey, D. S., M. Kennedy, M.M. Chengappa (Eds.): Veterinary Microbiology. Wiley-Blackwell. 2013

·           Quinn, P.J., Markey, B. Leonard, F.C., Hartigan, P., Fanning, S., Fitzpatrick, E.S.: Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease. 2nd Ed. Blackwell. Oxford 2011

·           Selbitz, H-J., Truyen, U., Valentin-Weigand, P.: Tiermedizinische Mikrobiologie, Infektions- und Seuchenlehre. Georg Thieme Verlag. 2013

·           Downloadable documents: Power point presentations from the previous academic year are uploaded on the homepage of the department in order to support students in making own notes. At the end of the semester power point documents of the actual year will be uploaded.

 

Lectures theme

  Time and place of lecture Topic
1. 12.09.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Characterisation of bacteria, their importance in life. Size and shape of bacteria. Structure of bacterial cell. (Bact01)*
2 19.09.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Staining of bacteria.* Bacillus anthracis and aerobic spore-forming bacteria. Clostridium. (Bact02)**
3 26.09.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Lactococcus, Anaerobic cocci, Lactobacillus, Erysipelothrix, Listeria. (Bact03)**
4 03.10.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Mycobacterium, Nocardia, Actinomyces, Trueperella, Actinobaculum, Dermatophilus, Streptomyces, Corynebacterium, Rhodococcus, Renibacterium. (Bact04)**
5 10.10.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

General characterisation of Enterobacteriaceae. Escherichia, Klebsiella, Enterobacter. (Bact05)**
6 15.10.2022 (Saturday)

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Genetics of bacteria. (Bact06)*
7 17.10.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Metabolism of bacteria, autotrophic and heterotrophic bacteria. Carbohydrate metabolism of bacteria. Nitrogen metabolism of bacteria, lipid metabolism, vitamin- and additive demand, pigment production. Bacterial activity in practice. (Bact07)*
8 24.10.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Salmonella, Citrobacter, Shigella, Proteus, Providentia, Yersinia, Serratia, Edwardsiella, Gram-negative anaerobic rods. (Bact08)**
9 07.11.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Pasteurella, Mannheimia, Bibersteinia, Ornithobacterium, Riemerella, Actinobacillus, Haemophilus, Histophilus, Avibacterium, Taylorella.

Identification of an unknown bacterium culture I. (Bact09)**

10 14.11.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Brucella, Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, Aeromonas, Francisella, Bordetella, Moraxella.

Identification of an unknown bacterium culture II. (Bact10)**

11 21.11.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Vibrio, Campylobacter, Lawsonia, Helicobacter, Arcobacter, Spirochaets.

Bacteriological examination of pathological samples I. (Bact11)**

12 28.11.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Mycoplasma, Rickettsia, Chlamydia.

Bacteriological examination of pathological samples II. (Bact12)**

13 05.12.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Fungi. (Bact13)**
14 12.12.2022

08.15-10.00

Urbányi lecture room

Pathogenicity and infection. (Bact14)*

Practical lessons theme

Topics of the plenary lectures

  Time and place of lecture Topic
group 1-2-3-4-5 group 6-7-8-9-10
1 15.09.2022

(Thursday)

17.15-19.00

Magyary-Kossa lecture room

14.09.2022 (Wednesday)

10.15-12.00

Magyary-Kossa lecture room

Media, sterilisation, bacterial cultures, anaerobic culture methods, pure cultures, microscopy, examination of native bacteria. (Bact-PLEN01)
2 27.10.2022

(Thursday)

17.15-19.00

Magyary-Kossa lecture room

26.10.2022 (Wednesday)

10.15-12.00

Magyary-Kossa lecture room

Growth and multiplication of bacteria. Environmental effects on multiplication. Resistance of bacteria against physical effects. Disinfection. (Bact-PLEN02)
3 03.11.2022

(Thursday)

17.15-19.00

Magyary-Kossa lecture room

02.11.2022 (Wednesday)

10.15-12.00

Magyary-Kossa lecture room

Antibacterials. Examination of antibiotic-susceptibility. (Bact-PLEN03)

 

Topics of practicals

  Date Topic
1. 19.09.2022-23.09.2022 Media, sterilization, bacterial cultures, anaerobic culture methods, pure cultures, microscopy.
2. 26.09.2022-30.09.2022 Bacillus anthracis and aerobic spore-forming bacteria. Clostridium.
3. 03.10.2022-07.10.2022 Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Lactococcus, Anaerobic cocci, Lactobacillus, Erysipelothrix, Listeria.
4. 10.10.2022-14.10.2022 Mycobacterium, Nocardia, Actinomyces, Trueperella, Actinobaculum, Dermatophilus, Streptomyces, Corynebacterium, Rhodococcus, Renibacterium.
5. 17.10.2022-21.10.2022 General characterisation of Enterobacteriaceae. Escherichia, Klebsiella, Enterobacter.
6. 07.11.2022-11.11.2022 Salmonella, Citrobacter, Shigella, Proteus, Providentia, Yersinia, Serratia, Edwardsiella, anaerobic Gram-negative rods.
7. 14.11.2022-18.11.2022 Pasteurella, Mannheimia, Bibersteinia, Ornithobacterium, Riemerella, Actinobacillus, Haemophilus, Histophilus, Avibacterium, Taylorella. Identification of an unknown bacterium I.
8. 21.11.2022-25.11.2022 Brucella, Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, Aeromonas, Francisella, Bordetella, Moraxella. Identification of an unknown bacterium II.
9. 28.11.2022-02.12.2022 Vibrio, Campylobacter, Lawsonia, Helicobacter, Arcobacter, Spirochaetes. Bacteriological examination of pathological samples I.
10. 05.12.2022-09.12.2022 Mycoplasma, Rickettsia, Chlamydia. Bacteriological examination of pathological samples II.
11. 12.12.2022-16.12.2022 Fungi.

 

Evaluation description

Evaluation ·      Lectures serve as the basis of the subject, active participation at the lectures is precondition of a successful examination.

·      Attending the plenary lectures is compulsory.

·      Preparation to the practicals is controlled in the form of written or oral tests. Students without knowing the theoretical subject of the practical are regarded absent.

·      Students can sit to the examination after attending all practicals and showing at least satisfactory level of knowledge (60%) during the semester.

Exam information

Exam information ·           Students can sit to an examination both after the autumn and spring semesters.

·           Students can sign to the exams through the NEPTUN system.

·           At the end of the semester students have to write an online test in a lecture room on the campus. The final written test run under UNIPOLL system.

·           Each of the students will receive 60 simple choice questions. 45 seconds will be available for each answer. There will be no possibility to go back to a former question.

·           Evaluation of the exam: excellent (90-100%), good (80-89%), satisfactory (70-79%), pass (60-69%), fail (<60%).

·           In case of partial exemption, the document on it must be presented.

·           If more information is needed, please ask assoc. prof. László MAKRAI (makrai.laszlo@univet.hu).