Molecular and cellular basis of diseases

A.Y. 2019/2020
16
Max ECTS
200
Overall hours
SSD
MED/03 MED/04 MED/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce the student to the complexity of pathologic processes. Based on recent scientific publications, molecular and cellular bases of disease will be presented. The student will learn how different etiologic agents activate reactive cellular responses, ultimately leading to alterations of tissue homeostasis. The clinical implications of basic research will be highlighted through the critical reading and discussion of recent scientific literature. In addition, students will be involved in the research activity of the laboratory of General Pathology.
Expected learning outcomes
Through the understanding of the clinical implications of basic research, the student will be able to understand the complexity of the pathogenic mechanisms leading to disease and face the challenges of clinical disciplines. Importantly, being used to read and comment the recent scientific literature, the student will learn to utilize an appropriate language and be self-sufficient in keeping updated about advances in preclinical and clinical sciences. The participation to the activities of a biomedical laboratory will be pivotal in learning the scientific bases driving to clinical decisions and, eventually, in raising an interest for a future career in science.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Genetica medica
MED/03 - MEDICAL GENETICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 36 hours
Professor: Finelli Palma
Oncologia medica
MED/06 - MEDICAL ONCOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Filipazzi Virginio
Patologia generale
MED/04 - EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 12
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 120 hours