cod. 00768

Academic year 2012/13
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Patologia generale (MED/04)
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
8 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
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course unit
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Integrated course unit module: BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Learning objectives

Basic knowledge of mechanisms of tissue damage, response to tissue injury and
their alterations, with particular emphasis on radiation damage. Knowledge of
fundamentals of oncology. Acquisition of terminological competences.


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Course unit content

1. Cell death mechanisms; 2. The inflammatory response: signs and phenomena of
acute inflammation, mechanisms of exudate formation, types of exudate,
phagocytosis, chronic inflammation and granulomas, abscesses, ulcers, chemical
mediators of inflammation, fever. 3. Fundamentals of oncology. Nomenclature.
Benign and malign tumors. Causes of tumors. Grading and Staging. 4.
Pathogenetic effects of ionizing radiations: radiosensitivity, radiation damage,
radioresistance mechanisms.

Full programme

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Maier e Mariotti: Elementi di Patologia Generale e Fisiopatologia. McGraw Hill,
Milano, 2009.
Additional references will be provided during lessons.

Teaching methods

Oral interactive lessons with iconographic supports.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Other information

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