cod. 1010507

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - First semester
- Martina CHIU
Academic discipline
Patologia generale (MED/04)
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: -
course unit

Learning objectives

Once completed the course and acquired the corresponding CFUs, the
student will be able:
- to understand the causes and mechanisms of the main pathological processes at the cellular level, and of the most important implications at the tissue level and of the whole organism;
- to apply this knowledge to understand human pathologies of interest in dentistry


Course unit content

Lectures will concern the following main subjects:
Cell pathology

Full programme

Lectures will concern the following main subjects: Cell injury, adaptation and death. Acute inflammation. The inflammatory exudate. Chemical mediators and cells of inflammation. Systemic response to inflammation. Allergies. Chronic inflammation. Mechanisms of wound repair. Tumors: nomenclature, the differences between benign and malignant tumors, epidemiology. Molecular bases of cancer: oncogenes and oncosuppressor genes. Tumor progression and metastasis.


Kumar-Abbase-Aster: Robbins & Cotran, Pathologic Basis of Disease; 10th Edition
Specific bibliographic references will be provided during the lessons

Teaching methods

Lessons will be on site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. 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.
Slides are to be considered an essential, yet NOT exhaustive, didactic
Lessons will concern the main conceptual frame of each subject,
summoning questions or doubts from the audience and indicating
bibliographic references for deepened study of the subject.
Students who cannot attend the lectures are warmly invited to check
regularly the Elly Platform for didactic material and communications.

Assessment methods and criteria

The degree of learning will be assessed at the end of the course through oral examination to establish the learning outcomes on the bases of the proposed objectives. The student will be evaluated with votes ranging from 0 to 30, with 18 being the lowest vote to positively pass the exam. The final 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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