A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The aim of the Course is to provide the knowledge of macroscopic and microscopic lesions of diseases of organs and systems, with specific attention to the relationship between lesions, symptoms and clinical signs. Furthermore, the course proposes to convey to the student the notions concerning the role of the pathologist and the importance of collaboration with medical colleagues and surgeons.
knowledge of the malformative, dysmetablic, inflammatory, immune-mediated and/or neoplastic pathology of:
· skin and soft tissues
· skeletal system
· cardio-vascular system
· central and peripheral nervous system
· lymphohaemopoietic system
· endocrine system
· respiratory system and pleura
· female genital apparatus, placenta and breast
· kidney and urinary tract
· male genital apparatus
· digestive system
Diagnostic techniques: histology, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, cytology, electron microscopy and molecular analysis
Frozen tissue analysis: indications, use and interpretation
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the Student should be able:
- to know the morphological characteristics of the main inflammatory, degenerative, immune-mediated and neoplastic diseases
- to know the methodological bases used in surgical pathology
- to know the indications and limits of the pathology reports (including molecular tests) and their use in the diagnostic process
- to interpret the pathology reports and their impact in clinical management
- to understand the role of surgical pathology in the diagnostic and therapeutic planning phases of the main oncological, infectious and immune-mediated diseases
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

MED/08 - PATHOLOGY - University credits: 6004
Lessons: 120 hours