cod. 1002386

Academic year 2013/14
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Patologia generale (MED/04)
Formazione clinica interdisciplinare e medicina basata sulle evidenze
Type of training activity
7 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
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course unit
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Integrated course unit module: KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT PATHOLOGIES

Learning objectives

To know and to understand the physiopathological bases of the main disorders of osmotic and electrolyte disturbances so as to apply this information to the study of kidney disorders.


The requirements have been determined by the Medical School Council.

Course unit content

1) The pathophysiology of fluid and electrolyte disorders. Volume regulation at cell and body level. Edema. Hypernatremia and hyponatremia.

2) The pathophysiology of acid-base disorders. Acidosis and alkalosis.

3) The pathophysiology of potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium disorders.

Full programme

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Harrison's: Principles of Internal Medicine. McGraw-Hill Ed., 17th ed, 2008
Schena, Selvaggi et al.: Malattie dei Reni e delle vie Urinarie. Mc Graw Hill Ed., Milano, 4 ed, 2008

Teaching methods

Interactive oral lessons supported by iconographic material that will be available for students.

Assessment methods and criteria

Objective achievement will be evaluated for the whole Integrated Course of Nephrology through an oral examination with a preventive multiple-choice test. Some questions will specifically concern the subjects treated in this course. See the site of the Course of Kidney Disease for further information.

Other information

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