The objectives of the General Pathology course are to enable the acquisition of knowledge and understanding about etiopathogenetic mechanisms of human diseases with their related essential notions of semeiotic and medical terminology. Great emphasis will be given to pathology, oncology, and physio-pathology in order to allow the student to apply the knowledge gained to understanding the etiology and pathogenesis and to acquire useful skills for future employment.
This course is for the knowledge and comprehension of mechanisms of genetic character inheritance and their future specific professional application.
At the end of this course the student should have a good knowledge and comprehension of the following topics:
The mechanisms of transmission of mendelian traits and the relative physical and molecular basis
The mechanisms of transmission of quantitative characters of common traits and the gene-environment interaction
The mechanisms of the more frequent chromosomal mutations
The mechanisms of the more frequent molecular diseases
Once acquired this background, the student should be able to perform the following activities:
Identify a genetic problem in a professional environment
Communicate the problem in a correct way with the correct words
Collaborate with other medical competencies involved in diagnosis and therapy.
Medical genetics diagnostic techniques
After completing the course the student will be able to know and understand:
- The kinetic mechanisms of nucleic acids as a general basis of molecular diagnostics
- The methods of investigation of the human genome
- The choice of the method to use in relation to the diagnostic needs
By applying this knowledge critically acquired, the student will be able to:
- Use the most common molecular analysis methods
- Use basic bioinformatic programs with open access
- Critically evaluate the options when choosing a method of investigation
- Set up a working protocol