pathology and biological basis of life

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/10 BIO/13 MED/03 MED/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
- Provide the basic biochemistry knowledge needed to understand the fundamental aspects of human metabolism;
- explain the processes underlying the main chemical reactions, the molecular structure of the main substances that make up living matter and the physical and biological properties of molecules in cellular and extracellular space;
- provide students with the basic concepts concerning cellular adaptation processes and defense mechanisms activated by the body, including inflammation, tissue repair and immune response;
- provide students with the basic aspects of neoplastic transformation;
- provide students with a basic understanding of the structural and functional organization of cells, describing their main metabolic pathways and energy transfer, as well as the molecular mechanisms underlying the expression and transmission of genetic information;
- describe the different phases of mitosis and meiosis and the behavior of chromosomes; present Mendel's laws and use them to solve genetic problems;
- describe the modes of inheritance of human genetic diseases and their causing molecular mechanisms.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will:

- know the basic biochemistry;
- know the structure of the main substances at the base of living matter;
- know the main pantothenic mechanisms;
- know the structure of the cell, its main metabolic processes and those of reproduction;
- know the genetic information path, for better understanding possible alterations;
- know the basics of genetics and be able to solve simple problems through the laws of Mendel and the node of inheritance of human genetic diseases;
- know the basic concepts concerning cellular adaptation processes and defense mechanisms activated by the body, including inflammation, tissue repair and immune response;
- know the basic aspects of neoplastic transformation;
- have acquired the bases for the framing of pathological processes within diagnostic radiology, also through different level surveys and their interaction.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Biochemistry
BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Signorelli Paola
Experimental biology
BIO/13 - EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Massa Valentina
Experimental medicine and pathophysiology
MED/04 - EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Medical genetics
MED/03 - MEDICAL GENETICS - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours