cod. 08707

Academic year 2011/12
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Patologia generale (MED/04)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The student will achieve the fundamental knowledge on cell pathology, injury responses and cell death. Causes and mechanisms of genetic diseases (single-gene disorders) will be treated to simplify the knowledge of gene therapy principles. The subject “Cancer” will be face from molecular, cellular and histological point of view to offer a panorama of the potential biotechnological applications.


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Course unit content

1. Cell injury and cell death
2. Cellular pathology: Cellular adaptation; Intracellular accumulations; Cellular aging
3. Tissue responses to injury: Acute and chronic inflammation; Tissue repair – regeneration, healing; Fibrosis
4. Genetic disorders: Transmission patterns of single-gene disorders; Biochemical and molecular basis of single-gene disorders; Some example of single-gene disorders
5. Neoplasia: Morphologic and biologic properties of tumor cells; The molecular basis of cancer; Tumor progression, invasion and metastasis; Benign and malignant neoplasms; Principles of tumor classification

Full programme

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Robbins - Pathologic basis of disease

Teaching methods

frontal lesson

Assessment methods and criteria

written examination

Other information

Didactic material available on-line