cod. 08707

Academic year 2021/22
3° year of course - First semester
- Ovidio BUSSOLATI - Martina CHIU - Bianca Maria ROTOLI - Roberto SALA
Academic discipline
Patologia generale (MED/04)
Patologia generale e molecolare, immunopatologia, fisiopatologia generale, microbiologia e parassitologia
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit


Learning objectives

Once completed the Course, the Student will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the etio-pathogenetic factors underlying the basic structural and functional alterations in humans, and the relative response mechanisms, at the different levels of integration (molecules, cells, tissues, organisms).
Students are also expected to be able to apply this knowledge, integrated with information from previous Courses, to the comprehension of the pathophysiology of common human pathologies.



Adequate bases of cytology/histology, anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, oncology and physiology are required.

Course unit content

The Course will provide scientific bases to the practice of medicine, defined as the capability to identify clinical conditions affecting human beings and to promote preventive or therapeutic to implement individual and community health. The Module will concern:
- Endocrine and nutritional pathophysiology

Full programme

- Shock
- Thermoregulation
- Endocrine disorders
* Endocrine defects (hormone deficits, receptor defects, post-receptorial defects)
*Endocrine hyperactivities (hormone excess, receptor hyperactivity, excess of signal transduction)
- Pathophysiology of nutrition.
* Hypovitaminosis and hypervitaminosis


- Kumar, Abbas, Fausto, Aster (Eds). Robbins e Cotran – Pathologic Basis of Disease - Elsevier Masson, 2015

- Mainiero, Misasi, Sorice (Eds.) Patologia Generale e Fisiopatologia Generale,
2 vol. VI edizione
Piccin, 2019.

Altucci, Berton, Moncharmont, Stivala (Eds.)
Patologia e Fisiopatologia Generale, 2 vol.
Ildeson-Gnocchi, 2018

Additional references will be suggested during the lectures.

Teaching methods

Lessons will be on site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented.
Lectures will be interactive and will be carried on through a dialogue between the teacher and the students. Examples of true-life situations and clinical cases will be also provided so as to raise the interest of the students.
Supporting didactic material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lessons.
Slide consultation will be necessary but NOT sufficient for students preparation.

Assessment methods and criteria

No interim summative evaluation is programmed, while valutative or diagnostic evaluations will be possible.
The final summative evaluation will consist in the oral examination of the Integrated Course.
For further information see the Integrated Course.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
remote oral questions, through the Teams platform (guide
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (

Other information

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