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

FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL CLINIC IN PHYSIOTHERAPY - PATOLOGIA GENERALE

Course code
4S007272
Name of lecturer
Flavia Bazzoni
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
MED/05 - CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
FISIO VR 2A1S dal Oct 1, 2019 al Nov 15, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

To acquire conceptual and scientific tools to explain the causes and mechanisms of diseases human. To know the main pathogenic factors, the general principles of homeodynamic disorders of complex systems, reactions to biological damage with particular reference to inflammation and to the processes of healing or chronicization.

Syllabus

1. Introduction
General concepts
The pathological process as an alteration of homeostasis: adaptation, compensation and reactivity.
Pathogenesis
General etiology
Glossary

2. Cellular pathology
Pathogenesis of cellular damage subsequent to hypoxic, ischemic and oxidative stress
Cell death: necrosis and apoptosis
Serum markers of cellular damage

3. The innate immune response
Mononuclear phagocytes: features and functions
Acute inflammation: vascular phase and cellular phase
Exudate: features and functions
The mediators of inflammation
Migration of leukocytes
Action of leukocytes in the inflammatory site (bactericidal mechanisms, phagocytosis)
Systemic effects of inflammation
Consequences of acute inflammation
Evolution : chronic inflammation, repair, regeneration, fibrosis, sclerosis

4. Elements of immunology
Innate and acquired immunity, characteristics and differences.
Cells of the immune system and their characteristics
Stages of the specific immune response
Active, passive and vaccination-induced immunity

5. Pathologies of proliferation and differentiation processes
Neoplasia (general concepts). The neoplastic cell: morphological, biochemical, molecular and functional aspects.
Classification, degree and stage of tumors
Molecular basis of oncology: genetic pathogenesis of tumors
Oncogenes and antioncogenes
Natural history of the tumor: neoplastic progression and genetic heterogeneity
Metastases: metastatic diffusion pathways and stages

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Pontieri G.M. Elementi di Patologia generale Piccin 2018

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test





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