General Pathology

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
MED/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The main objective of this course will be to study the pathological mechanisms beyond the systemic diseases paying special attention on etiology (cause of the disease) and pathogenesis (origin and development of a disease) of processes related to environmental-related diseases. General topics which will be covered include the nature and causes of cell injury and death; adaptive cellular changes; apoptosis and necrosis, inflammation, healing and repair, immune system, neoplasia, liver damage and diabetes.
Expected learning outcomes
To understand pathological mechanisms related cell injury and death, adaptive cellular changes, apoptosis and necrosis, inflammation, healing and repair, immune system, and neoplasia

To discriminate etiology and pathological mechanisms related to environmental-related diseases

Use the terminology for the field of pathology correctly and contextually.

To acquire the ability to relate these essential basic pathological processes to the pathogenesis of common and important diseases, e.g. neoplasia and inflammation
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Lessons will be delivered on line and recorded to be immediately available. All the learning supplies will be available on ARIEL platform. The final evaluation will be performed at distance by using digital platforms.
Course syllabus
- Etiology and pathogenesis
- Cholera, sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis
- Cellular damages
- Atrophy and hypertrophy
- Hyperplasia
- Metaplasia
- Steatosis
- Amyloidosis
- Necrosis and apoptosis
- Neoplasia
- Carcinogenesis
- Immunological system
- Prions
- Diabetes
- Hepatitis
- Hematopoiesis
Prerequisites for admission
Physiology: endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system.

Anatomy: The liver, the pancreas, the thyroid.

Molecular biology: proteasome, cell cycle
Teaching methods
Standard teacher-based lessons
Teaching Resources
- All the slides are present on Ariel website
- Fabio Celotti, Patologia Generale e Fisiopatologia, II Edizione, Edises, 2013
- Kumar, Robbins Fondamenti di Patologia e di Fisiopatologia, Edra, 2013
- Pontieri, Elementi di Patologia Generale e Fisiopatologia Generale, Piccin, 2012
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral test to evaluate students' knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the subject. Positive marks are from 18 to 30 cum laude.
MED/04 - EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
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