Communicable and non-communicable diseases

A.A. 2019/2020
8
Crediti massimi
64
Ore totali
SSD
BIO/19 MED/04
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
The objective of the course is to provide a specific knowledge and a critical evaluation on the pathological bases for precision medicine interventions. The overall learning objective is thus to provide an updated discussion of selected topics on precision medicine, which is notoriously a present and future important biomedical approach and includes relevant biotechnological aspects. The course includes two modules: Pathological bases for precision medicine interventions and Infectious diseases and drug resistance. In the first module, the following topics will be discussed: general principles of precision medicine, molecular determinants of individual health, precision medicine in oncology (molecular determinants, examples of precision medicine in oncology), precision medicine in cardiovascular and metabolic health, machine learning and artificial intelligence for precision medicine. In the second module, the following topics will be discussed: overview of human-microbe interactions, antimicrobial compounds: mechanism of action and resistance, identifying novel conventional targets for antimicrobial discovery, and non-conventional targets for novel generation of antimicrobial compounds, challenges in novel antimicrobial compound discovery.
Risultati apprendimento attesi
At the end of the course, the students are expected to possess a solid knowledge and understanding on the pathological bases for precision medicine interventions. The acquired skills and competencies will be the tools through which the students will improve their capacity to correlate the different concepts in different areas of precision medicine, applying their skills to the comprehension of complex problems in this field. Moreover, they will be enabled to implement better judgment, communication skills and learning abilities in this complex scientific area, especially in relationship with topics relevant to biotechnology.
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Responsabile
Periodo
Primo semestre
Programma
The course includes two modules: Pathological bases for precision medicine interventions and Infectious diseases and drug resistance.
In the first module, the following topics will be discussed: general principles of precision medicine, molecular determinants of individual health, precision medicine in oncology (molecular determinants, examples of precision medicine in oncology), precision medicine in cardiovascular and metabolic health, machine learning and artificial intelligence for precision medicine. In the second module, the following topics will be discussed: overview of human-microbe interactions, antimicrobial compounds: mechanism of action and resistance, identifying novel conventional targets for antimicrobial discovery, and non-conventional targets for novel generation of antimicrobial compounds, challenges in novel antimicrobial compounds discovery.
Prerequisiti
Basic knowledge of biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, pathology
Metodi didattici
Lezioni frontali
Materiale di riferimento
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Diapositive del corso sul sito Ariel
Modalità di verifica dell’apprendimento e criteri di valutazione
Esame orale
Moduli o unità didattiche
Infectious diseases and drug resistance
BIO/19 - MICROBIOLOGIA - CFU: 0
MED/04 - PATOLOGIA GENERALE - CFU: 0
Lezioni: 16 ore

Pathological bases for precision medicine interventions
BIO/19 - MICROBIOLOGIA - CFU: 0
MED/04 - PATOLOGIA GENERALE - CFU: 0
Lezioni: 48 ore
Docente: Magni Paolo

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Dipartimento di Scienze Farmacologioche e Biomolecolari
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