In Vitro Model Technologies

A.Y. 2020/2021
5
Max ECTS
54
Overall hours
SSD
VET/02 VET/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide information on innovative methodologies in the field of conveying cells and tissues and in vitro toxicology to evaluate the absorption, bioavailability, metabolism and toxicity of substances.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students will have:
Knowledge on in vitro models in txicology
Knowledge on the application of in vitro toxicity testing
Knowledge on endocrine and paracrine activity of 3D system especially with primary cells
Notions on controlled conveying and release of cellular and tissue systems
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Didactic methods:
Module: Toxicology and in vitro models. Asynchronous lessons (recorded lessons) will be available, organized to cover the topics of the module. Videoconferences scheduled by the timetable will be a momento of review and discussion of what is proposed in asynchronous mode, and will be carried out using the Microsoft Teams platform.
Module: Phisiology and delivery of cellular and tissue systems. Asynchronous lessons (power point with audio) will be available, organized to cover the topics of the module. Videoconferences scheduled by the timetable will be a momento of review and discussion of what is proposed in asynchronous mode, and will be carried out using the Microsoft Teams platform.

Reference material:
Program and reference material will not change.
Course syllabus
Module 1
Lectures
-In vitro species-specific models (1 hour)
-In vitro models and evaluation of bioavailability, transport, metabolism and toxicity of xenobiotics (4 hours)
-Nanotoxicology: in vitro toxicity of nanoparticles (1 hour)
Laboratory activity
-In vitro cytotoxicity test (6 hours)
-Evaluation of cytokine release (3 hours)
-In vitro toxicological studies with 3D models (4 hours)
-Epithelial barriers and in vitro permeability studies (4 hours)
-Evaluation of TEER (Trans-Epithelial Electric Resistance) (2 hours)
- in vitro model for Endocrine Disruptor (3 hours)
-In vitro hepatic metabolism (2 hours)

Module 2
The course will provide a part of the educational scientific basis for setting up systems of selection, storage, conveyance and release of cell populations, autologous and heterologous mammalian appropriate animal organs or body structures, other functional elements for create neoorgani and pseudorgani aimed at scientific research and biotechnology "in vitro", aimed at studying the regulation and modulation of various biological activities. Through these models of organs, it will be possible to arrive at an objective assessment of any potential use "in vivo".
The program will be as follows:
Preparation and Treatment of samples
Determination of the biological activity of sex hormones
Characterization of secreted through laboratory testing
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge in physiology and toxicology.
Teaching methods
Lectures and laboratory activity
Teaching Resources
Module 1
Didactic material available on ARIEL https://fcalonitmv.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v5/home/Default.aspx

Module 2
Didactic material is provided during the course

Module 2
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an oral interview aimed to evaluate knowledge and understanding of the lectures' subjects and of the laboratory activities. The test will be evaluated in thirtieths. The score will take into account the accuracy and the capacity to motivate the answers, as well as the capacity to explain the concepts acquired with appropriate and updated terminology.
Unita' didattica: Fisiologia e veicolazione di sistemi cellulari/tessutali
VET/02 - VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 0
VET/07 - VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY - University credits: 0
Practicals: 24 hours
Professor: Vigo Daniele
Unita' didattica: Tossicologia e modelli in vitro
VET/02 - VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 0
VET/07 - VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY - University credits: 0
Practicals: 24 hours
Lessons: 6 hours
Professor: Caloni Francesca
Professor(s)
Reception:
Appointment by email
Office