cod. 00768

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - First semester
- Silvia LA MONICA
Academic discipline
Patologia generale (MED/04)
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
8 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: -
course unit

Integrated course unit module: BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Learning objectives

The aim of the course is giving the student knowledge concerning topics of General Pathology relevant for Technician of Radiology and radiotherapy. Particular interest will be devoted to the study of the inflammatory and the neoplastic processes, as well as to radiation damage. At the end of this course the student will be able to:
- communicate with accuracy;
- understand the main pathological phenomena, with particular regard to inflammation, oncogenesis, and radiation damage.
The student will thus have acquired knowledge useful to the learning of other subjects of his curriculum.


Course unit content

The lessons are designed to provide essential information concerning the pathological phenomena to be observed by a technician of Radiology and radiotherapy. Concepts will be provided on both the tumor and the inflammatory process. The effects of ionizing radiation and radiation damage mechanisms will be presented to raise the awareness of the future operators on occupational hazards.

Full programme

The inflammatory response: signs and phenomena of acute inflammation, mechanisms of exudate formation, types of exudate. Chronic inflammation and granulomas, abscesses, ulcers. Fever. Fundamentals of oncology: Nomenclature.Benign and malign tumors. Causes of tumors. Effects of tumors. Grading and Staging. Pathogenetic effects of ionizing radiations.


Maier e Mariotti: Elementi di Patologia Generale e Fisiopatologia per le professioni sanitarie. McGraw Hill, Education
Milano, 2014 (II ed).
Didactic resources used during lessons (ie, power point slides) have to be considered integral part of the reference bibliography; they will be available on the Elly site, on the course page.

Teaching methods

The course is structured in lectures of two hours each, either in the classroom (“in presenza”) or in synchronous-streaming (“in telepresenza”) on the Teams platform (for instructions, see Therefore, the opportunity of Student/Teacher interaction will be preserved both face to face and remotely, by the simultaneous use of the Teams platform. Each meeting will develop one of the topics described in the program with the aid of illustrative material collected in PowerPoint files that, at the end of the course, will be made available to students on Elly site ( at the page of the course. The topic of each lesson will be discussed and the Students will be encouraged to express their observations. The purpose of the teacher is to provide students with an opportunity for information and training.

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination is oral and is intended to assess, through open-ended questions, the:
- Quality of scientific information acquired;
- Understanding of the information acquired;
- Accuracy and competence in the terminology adopted during the exposure;
The inability to answer a question (or at least ascertained inability to provide a correct definition of the pathological phenomenon subject of the application) will result in not passing the exam.
At the end of the examination each teacher will formulate a judgment:
A. Excellent knowledge and understanding of the topic. High capacity for critique and analysis of the issues. Mark out of thirty: 30.
B. Good knowledge and understanding of the subject with some serious inaccuracies. Good ability to critique and analysis of the issues. Mark out of thirty: 27-29.
C. Good knowledge and understanding of the subject despite some shortcomings. Ability to critique and analysis of themes: Mark out of thirty: 24-26.
D. Knowledge and understanding of the fully sufficient even if there are obvious gaps. Mark out of thirty: 21-23.
E. Knowledge and understanding of the subject with just enough obvious and serious flaws. Mark out of thirty: 18-20.
“Lode” will be offered to students who have achieved 30/30, for the demonstration of independence of judgment, high communication skills and ability. The vote will be decided by mutual agreement among the teachers of 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. (

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