GENETIC DISEASES OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

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Code
84061
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
1 credit during the 2nd year of 9291 Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques (L/SNT3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/11
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

Currently medical research focuses his interest on the importance of genetics and heredity. The Course on Genetic Diseases of Cardiovascular system illustrates cardiovascular diseases determined by genetic and chromosomal alterations. Following an overview on basic techniques of genetics research, the associated genetic, biochemical, anatomical and pathophysiological alterations of each disease are analyzed, and indications for treatment are discussed.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The described course aims to provide to the student:

- Knowledge and skill in understanding the basic mechanisms of genetics, genetic features and pathophysiology of genetically predetermined cardiovascular diseases

- Skill to collaborate on the recognition of the disease along with the ability to calculate the risk of transmission

- Skill in working in a team to assess the need for prevention and treatment options

- Ability to convey related information and critically acquire additional knowledge and insights in related matters

TEACHING METHODS

Theoric Lectures

Practical exercises (Case Analysis)

Seminars with active participation of students (if possible)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Elements of Genetic
  • Elementary statistics
  • The mechanisms of heredity
  • Techniques of research relative to genes and chromosomes (Basics)
  • Analysis of etiological mechanisms and pathophysiology and clinical aspects of major genetically predetermined cardiovascular diseases

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Suggested Text: Professor's handout

Further references:E.S. Tobias Fondamenti di genetica medica, Ed. Pearson 2014

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: By appointment: email to marco.giambuzzi@gmail.com.

Exam Board

CLAUDIO BRUNELLI

MARCO GIAMBUZZI

DOMENICO PALOMBO

GIACOMO PONGIGLIONE

ANTONIO SALSANO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Theoric Lectures

Practical exercises (Case Analysis)

Seminars with active participation of students (if possible)

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assessment takes place only through the final exam which aims to ensure the effective acquisition by the student of the expected learning outcomes.

The student to pass the exam, then return a mark of not less than 18/30, must demonstrate:

Knowledge and understanding of the basic mechanisms of genetics, genetic features and pathophysiology of genetically predetermined cardiovascular diseases

- Skill in the genetical disease recognition along with skill in risk estimation of familiar transmission

- Skill in working, for evaluation of prevention procedures and treatment possibilities

- Being able to convey related information and critically acquire additional knowledge and insights in related matters

Further contributes to the final mark of 30/30:

- Ability to transversally and critically deal with the required arguments;

- Fairness, clarity, synthesis and discussion fluidity

- Use of appropriate terminology

- Mastery of matter

Mark of 30/30 will be awarded when excellent knowledge and skills of arguments is shown; praise will be awarded if the candidate, already worthy of a score of 30/30, driven by a particular interest in the subject, showed a personal and effective deepening of one or more topics covered during lectures.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
19/02/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale monoblocco 5° piano ponente
22/06/2018 15:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
13/07/2018 15:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
31/07/2018 15:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
07/09/2018 15:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
27/09/2018 15:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale