PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF WATER-SALINE AND ACID-BASIC BALANCES
cod. 1002386

Academic year 2023/24
3° year of course - First semester
Professor
- Ovidio BUSSOLATI
Academic discipline
Patologia generale (MED/04)
Field
Formazione clinica interdisciplinare e medicina basata sulle evidenze
Type of training activity
Characterising
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Integrated course unit module: GENERAL PATHOLOGY II AND MEDICAL HUMANITIES

Learning objectives

Once completed the course, students will comprehend causes and mechanisms underlying the main disorders of osmotic and electrolyte
homeostasis so as to apply this information to the pathophysiology of common clinical conditions.

Prerequisites

Adequate reharsal of information acquired in the courses of Chemistry and Human Physiology is highly recommended.

Course unit content

The pathophysiology of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorders.

Full programme

Osmotic and Volume disorders: pathophysiology of water and sodium
disorders.
Hypernatremia and hyponatremia.
Disorders of potassium homeostasis: hyperpotassemia and hypopotassemia.
Acid-base
disorders: acidosis and alkalosis.
Disorders of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.

Bibliography

Harrison's: Principles of Internal Medicine. McGraw-Hill Ed., 20th ed, 2018

McCance, Huether, Brashers, Rote Fisiopatologia ed elementi di Patologia Generale
EDRA-Masson, 2016

Teaching methods

Lessons will be on site, 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 of General Pathology and History of Medicine.

Other information

- - -