Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona)

Pathology (2016/2017)

Course code
4S02742
Credits
4
Coordinator
Flavia Bazzoni

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
FARMACOLOGIA 1 BIO/14-PHARMACOLOGY FISIO VR 2^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE Guido Francesco Fumagalli
MICROBIOLOGIA 1 MED/07-MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY FISIO VR 2^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE Annarita Mazzariol
PATOLOGIA GENERALE 2 MED/05-CLINICAL PATHOLOGY FISIO VR 2^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE Flavia Bazzoni

Learning outcomes

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MM: FARMACOLOGIA
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Provide to students the basic knowledge necessary to understand the mechanisms of action(s) of the drugs and predict and manage their therapeutic and toxic effecs
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MM: MICROBIOLOGIA
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Essential knowledge about bacterial and viral infectious diseases. Growth and spread of microorganisms and preventions of diffusion. This knowledge are basic for any health worker to save itself and the patients.
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MM: PATOLOGIA GENERALE
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- understanding of the mechanisms of cellular and molecular damage - understanding of the pathogenetic processes - understanding of the mechanisms aimed at the maintenance and recovery of the healthy state

Syllabus

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MM: FARMACOLOGIA
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Analysis of drug/receptor interaction and the generation of drug effect(s); know the terminology related to drug use, the methodologies of drug identification and clinical development. Analysis of the pharmacokinteic properties of drugs applied to patient treatment with detailed knowledge and understanding of : 1- drug absorption with emphasis on differences between routes of administration;2- drug distribution and elimination; 3- drug metabolism ; 4- quantitative approach to pharmacokinetics and the definition of a therapeutic regimen
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MM: MICROBIOLOGIA
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• Introduzione alla Microbiologia • Batteriologia:  Struttura e funzione della cellula batterica e delle spore.  Replicazione batteri  Patogenicità dei batteri • Virologia  Struttura e composizione  Replicazione virale  Tipo di infezione virale • Modalità di trasmissione delle infezione e loro prevenzione • Microbiology introduction • Bacteriology: • bacterial cells and spore structure and functions. • Bacterial replication • Bacterial pathogenesis • Virology: • Virus structure and composition • Viral replication • Viral infections • Way of infections transmission and preventions.
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MM: PATOLOGIA GENERALE
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1. Introduction General concepts Homeostasis. Pathogenesis Etiology Glossary 2. Cellular pathology Pathogenesis of hypoxia, ischemia and oxidative stress. Cellular death: apoptosis and necrosis molecular markers of cell death 3. The innate immune response Mononuclear phagocytes: features and functions Acute inflammation: vascular changes and cellular events Inflammatory exudate: characteristics and functions Chemical Mediators and Regulators of Inflammation Leucocyte recruitment Leukocyte effector mechanisms ( phagocytosis, Killing and degradation of phagocytosed Microbes) Systemic effects of inflammation Outcomes of acute inflammation: Chronic inflammation Resolution: Regeneration and repair. Scarring 4. Basic immunology Innate and adaptive immunity: general concepts Cells and tissues of the immune system Overview of normal immune responses Cellular and humoral immunity. Vaccines 5. Pathological changes of cellular differentiation and proliferation Neoplasia (general concepts) Morphological, molecular and functional features of the neoplastic cell Nomenclature Molecular bases of carcinogenesis: oncogenes and oncosuppressors

Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: FARMACOLOGIA
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Written exam with multiple choice questions
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MM: MICROBIOLOGIA
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Multiple choice test
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MM: PATOLOGIA GENERALE
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written test

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Mozzo Pierluigi Materiale didattico e informatico distribuito dal docente 2018
Pontieri GM Patologia e Fisiopatologia Generale per i corsi di laurea in professioni sanitarie (ristampa aggiornata) Edizioni Piccin, Padova 2007
Emanuel Rubin, Howard M. Reisner Patologia Generale. L'essenziale Piccin 2015 978-88-299-2740-1
A. Conforti, L. Cuzzolin, R. Leone, U. Moretti, G. Pignataro, M. Taglialatela, M. Vanzetta Farmacologia per le professioni sanitarie (Edizione 1) Idelson-Gnocchi 2015 978-88-7947-592-1




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