Molecular pathology and parasitology

A.Y. 2019/2020
8
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
VET/03 VET/06
Language
English
Learning objectives
Aim of the course is to provide students with instruments to understand the molecular bases of animal cancer, metabolic and parasitic diseases, and how they may be used as model for human counterparts
Students will learn how to link molecular modifications with diagnostics.
Expected learning outcomes
The students are also expected to gain knowledge and acquire experience on the contribution of the conventional and unconventional animal models for a better understanding and control of parasitic diseases mechanisms and effects
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Prerequisites for admission
For this course, there are no specific prerequisites that are required to be completed before the students can enrol in it.
Assessment methods and Criteria
To receive the 8 credits, the students have to pass a written exam. The exam format is made of MCQ.
Pathophysiology
Course syllabus
Physiopathology of adipose tissue
Adipose tissue in animals (3hrs)
Metabolic syndrome in farm animals (4hrs)
Diabetes and animal models for diabetes (2hrs)
Liver Physiopathology in humans and animals models (4 hrs)
Physiopathology of blood system:
Blood system (2 hrs)
Anemias (2 hrs)
Leucocytosis and Leukemias (1 hr)
Teaching methods
Lectures
Teaching Resources
Handouts will be uploaded on ARIEL platform
Molecular Oncology
Course syllabus
Molecular basis of oncogenesis - 1st part (2h)
Molecular basis of oncogenesis - 2nd part (2h)
Metastasis (2h)
Mechanisms of tumor escape (2h)
Cachexia (2h)
Infectious agents and cancer (2h)
The microbiota and cancer (2h)
Molecular biomarkers of tumors (4h)
Teaching methods
Lectures
Teaching Resources
Handouts will be uploaded on ARIEL platform
Animal models and parasitic diseases
Course syllabus
[Program with reference to descriptor 1 and 2]:
1. Genomic, immunologic and diagnostic techniques for the study of parasitic diseases in laboratory rodent species and dogs (2 hs)
2. The usefulness of animal models for the understanding of the genetic and pathogenetic basis of parasitic diseases (2 hs)
3. Animal models for the study of gastrointestinal nematodes (2 hs).
4. Unconventional animal models for the study of parasitic and vector-borne diseases: Galleria mellonella (2 hs)
5. Animal filariasis: immunopathology and animal models (4 hs)

[Program for not attending students with reference to descriptor 1 and 2]:
1. Genomic, immunologic and diagnostic techniques for the study of parasitic diseases in laboratory rodent species and dogs
2. The usefulness of animal models for the understanding of the genetic and pathogenetic basis of parasitic diseases
3. Animal models for the study of gastrointestinal nematodes
4. Unconventional animal models for the study of parasitic and vector-borne diseases: Galleria mellonella
5. Animal filariasis: immunopathology and animal models
Teaching methods
Lectures
Teaching Resources
Handouts will be uploaded on ARIEL platform
Animal models and parasitic diseases
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 2
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Mortarino Michele
Molecular Oncology
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 18 hours
Professor: Lecchi Cristina
Pathophysiology
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 18 hours
Professor: Ceciliani Fabrizio
Educational website(s)
Professor(s)
Reception:
After scheduling via mail
Department of Veterinary Medicine - Room 172
Reception:
upon appointment
Via dell'Università 6, Lodi
Reception:
Wednesday 11.00-12.00
DIMEVET - - Lodi Via Dell'Università 6