Immunology and Immunopathology

A.Y. 2020/2021
5
Max ECTS
64
Overall hours
SSD
MED/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course of Immunology and Immunopathology aims to provide fundamental knowledge about the components of the immune system, their functioning, the defense mechanisms against different pathogens (viruses, bacteria, and parasites), the pathogenesis of immune diseases (hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, immunodeficiencies), and on the mechanisms underlying the rejection of transplants and the anti-tumor immune response. It also provides knowledge of the main immunological techniques used in research and diagnostics.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able:
· to know and describe the organization and functioning of the immune system, its cells and its molecules,
· to know the fundamental stages of the immune system and its changes over the course of life (intrauterine life, newborn, adult, elderly),
· to examine immune defense mechanisms against infections from viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and metazoa,
· to know the role of the immune system in transfusions, in the rejection of transplants and in neoplastic diseases,
· to examine the etiopathogenetic foundations of the main immunopathological conditions (allergies, autoimmunity, immunodeficiencies).
· to know the principles of diagnostic tests described on immunological techniques
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
MED/04 - EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 5
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
Shifts:
Gruppo 1
Professor: Trabattoni Daria Lucia
Gruppo 2
Professor: Trabattoni Daria Lucia
Gruppo 3
Professor: Trabattoni Daria Lucia
Gruppo 4
Professor: Trabattoni Daria Lucia
Gruppo 5
Professor: Trabattoni Daria Lucia
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