cod. 1002464

Academic year 2023/24
5° year of course - Second semester
- Domenico CORRADI
Academic discipline
Anatomia patologica (MED/08)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: PATHOLOGICAL ANATOMY

Learning objectives

The main purpose of this course is to provide the theoretical bases of pathology related to the activity of the medical doctor as a general pratictioner and, at least in part, a specialist.


The main prerequisites are: knowledge of histology, anatomy and general pathology. In addition, the student must be up-to-date with the propaedeutical courses described in the teaching regulations of the degree course.

Course unit content

To be aware of the pathological bases of the diseases in order to better understand the consequent diagnostic-therapeutic notions.

Full programme

Regarding any disease, the medical student have to be aware of: definition, generalities, etiopathogenesis, main clinical aspects, gross pathology, histopathology, possible genetical bases and prognostic factors.
Thyroid pathology: thyroid goiter; thyroiditides (acute, Hashimoto, de Quervain, Riedel); Graves's disease; WHO classification of thyroid tumors; staging of thyroid tumors; papillary carcinoma and its variants; follicular neoplasms (adenoma and carcinoma); Hurthle-cell neoplasma (adenoma and carcinoma); anaplastic carcinoma; medullary carcinoma.
Soft tissue tumors and lesions: soft-tissue definitions and generalities; 2013 WHO classification of soft-tissue tumors (its basis and novelties, prognostic categories); adipocytic tumors (lipoma, liposarcomas); fibroblastic/myofibroblastic tumors (nodular fascitis and ita variants, fibrosarcomas); smooth-muscle tumors (leiomyosarcomas); skeletal muscle tumors (rhabdomyosarcomas); GIST; infantile tumors; the concept of indifferentiated sarcoma.
Bone tumors and lesions: definitions and generalities on the skeleton; 2013 WHO classification of bone tumors (its basis and novelties, prognostic categories); cartilaginous tumors (osteochondroma, enchondroma, chondrosarcomas); osteogenic tumors (osteoid osteoma, osteoblastoma, osteosarcomas); aneurismal bone cyst; giant-cell tumor of bone; fibrous dysplasia; infantile tumors.


Robbins Basic Pathology, 10th Edition

Rubin's Pathology, 7e Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine

Letteratura scientifica consigliata e/o distribuita durante il periodo di lezione.

Teaching methods

Theoretical and/or practical lessons. Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented.

Assessment methods and criteria

Achievement of learning outcomes will be verified by means of a final oral exam, whose score will be expressed in thirtieth; the minimal threshold to pass the exam will be 18/30, the best mark will be represented by 30/30 “cum laude”. By means of a series of questions touching a wide variety of topics treated during the course, the global level of knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and practical subjects, as well as the ability to logically think and connect related topics, will be verified.

Other information

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