GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

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Code
67952
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
2 credits during the 2nd year of 9278 OBSTETRICIAN (L/SNT1) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (OBSTETRICIAN)
semester
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The General Pathology and Immunology Science  are a multidisciplinary sciences relating  to human health: how and why it happens the health disturbance, it includes the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie the disease, ie etiopathogenesis and all aspects of the host defenses against infection.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to train experts in the field of midwifery. The course aims to provide a specific basis for basic materials needed for the student's education. The student will learn the fundamental skills necessary for the understanding of the biological basis and principal pathophisiology concepts of the General Pathology and Immunology presented during the course. 

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures.
The course consists of 24 hours of training activities, lectures on the topics of the program. It is required at least 75% of the hours of frontal lectures.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. CELLULAR PATHOLOGY: pathogenesis of atherosclerosis
2. PROCESS OF DEFENSE:
Inflammation:
Phases, classification main types of acute inflammation, inflammation interstitial and granulomatous
3. CANCER
      Metaplasia, dysplasia, anaplasia
      Classification and malignant characters
      staging systems and gradation
      chemical carcinogenesis, physical and biological
      Metabolism and activation of carcinogens
      Initiation, promotion, progression
      Invasiveness and metastasis
      Oncogenes and tumor suppressor
      Outline of tumor markers.

OVERVIEW OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

-       Cells and Organs of Immune System

-       Adaptive Immunity

GENERATION OF B-CELL AND T CELL RECEPTORS

-       Antigens and Antibody

-       Organization and Expression of Immunoglobulin Genes

-       The Major Histocompatibility Complex

-       T-Cell Receptor

-       T-Cell Generation

-       T-Cell Activation and Differentiation

-       B-Cell Generation, Activation and Differentiation

IMMUNE EFFECTOR MECHANISMS

-       Cytokines and Chemokines

-       The Complement System

-       Cell-Mediated Effector Responses

-       Hypersensitive Reactions

IMMUNE SYSTEM IN HEALTH AND DISEASES

-       Tolerance and Autoimmunity

      -    The immune system in pregnancy
 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Didattic resources presented by teacher during the lessons 

-G.M.Pontieri :Patologia generale & fisiopatologia generale per i corsi di laurea in Professioni Sanitarie. Piccin ed.

-G.Barrera, R.A. Canuto, C.Gardi, G. Muzio,M.Nitti, A.Pompella: Patologia e fisiopatologia generale. Monduzzi ed.

-Licastro-Caruso: Compendio di patologia generale. Casa editrice Ambrosiana

-G.M. Pontieri: Elementi di Patologia e Fisiopatologia Generale,  III edizione, Piccin ed.

-M. Parola:Patologia Generale, Edises ed.

-Maier J., Mariotti M.:Elementi di Patologia Generale e Fisiopatologia, Minisito ed.

-Poli G., Columbano A.: Compendio di Patologia Generale e Fisiopatologia, Minerva Medica ed.

Kuby: Immunologia. UTET ed.

For further advice please contact the teacher.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Contact by e-mail : susanna.penco@unige.it or at the adress DIMES, sezione di patologia generale, via Leon Battista Alberti, 2., Genoa.

Ricevimento: Contact by e-mail : Anna.Maria.Riccio@unige.it or at the adress DIMI, Viale Benedetto XV,6 Genoa

Exam Board

GABRIELLA PIATTI (President)

EZIO FULCHERI (President)

SUSANNA PENCO

SIMONE NEGRINI

ANNA MARIA RICCIO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures.
The course consists of 24 hours of training activities, lectures on the topics of the program. It is required at least 75% of the hours of frontal lectures.

EXAMS

Exam description

- Oral test or written test Multiple Choice.

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.

In order to pass the exam (vote of not less than 18/30) the student must demonstrate that:

- Know the principal topics

- Be able to reason by connecting the various topics,

- Demonstrate ability to transverse and critically deal with the required arguments;

- Adoption of appropriate terminology.