cod. 05795

Academic year 2012/13
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Patologia generale (MED/04)
Scienze e tecniche di laboratorio biomedico
Type of training activity
16 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
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course unit
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Learning objectives

The purpose of the course is to provide basic notions of Immunology, Immunopathology and Immunohematology, in particular the basis necessary for the application of the main immunological techniques.


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Course unit content

Blood and Hematopoiesis. Stem cells.
Innate immunity. Acquired immunity. The structural and functional aspects of Antibodies. T and B lymphocytes and their receptors. The Major Histocompatibility System (MHC). Activation of B and T lymphocytes. Vaccinations. Hypersensitivity. Immunologic tolerance and pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Transplantation. Immunodeficiency
General features of acute and chronic inflammation

Immunohematology ABO blood groups and serum antibodies. The rhesus (Rh) blood groups. Other blood groups. Haemolytic disease of the newborn.
Basic knowledge on the taking of a blood sample and fitness of donors.
Blood components and plasma by-products: properties, directions for use, preparation procedures and preservation.
Complications following blood transfusion and their handling.

Full programme

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Parola M. “Patologia Generale” EDISES
Pontieri G.M. “Elementi di Patologia Generale” III edizione PICCIN

Teaching methods

Oral lesson

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral Exam

Other information

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