Mechanisms of diseases

A.Y. 2020/2021
24
Max ECTS
300
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/10 MED/03 MED/04 MED/07
Language
English
Learning objectives
The course focuses on the causes of cell, tissue, and organ injury (general pathology), on the major groups of microbial pathogens that cause human diseases (microbiology), on the principal mechanisms of responses to injury and defense (inflammation and immunity), and on the general processes of the most relevant causes of human diseases (genetics, vascular pathology, oncology).
Integrating contributions from different disciplines, the course offers a comprehensive description of the main different mechanisms of disease organized in 11 modules:
A. Cellular pathology
B. Medical genetics
C. Basic concepts on pathogens
D. Virology
E. Microbiology
F. Inflammation and innate immunity
G. Adaptive immunity
H. Immunopathology
I. Oncology
J. Vascular pathology
K. Biotechnology approaches in translational medicine
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will gain understanding of:
· general pathological mechanisms leading to cell injury and death
· how the body reacts to physical and biological agents to recover homeostasis
· molecular and cellular basis for inflammatory disease states
· normal and abnormal functions of the innate and adaptive immune system
· genetic bases of human diseases
· main microbial pathogens and body's immune reactions to infections
· molecular basis of neoplastic diseases
· molecular basis of vascular alterations
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Biochemistry
BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
General pathology and immunology
MED/04 - EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 15
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 132 hours
Problem Based Learning: 24 hours
Genetics
MED/03 - MEDICAL GENETICS - University credits: 2
Lessons: 24 hours
Microbiology
MED/07 - MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY - University credits: 6
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 60 hours