MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

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Code
95308
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10598 MEDICAL-PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (LM-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/04
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICAL-PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course of Molecular Pathology deals with the study of specific molecular alterations which lead to disease.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

In-depth knowledge about inheritance as it occurs in human beings, and comprehension of the main molecular and cellular mechanisms related to the pathogenesis of inherited and acquired diseases.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Course aims to provide students with the fundamental elements about the pathways through which molecular alterations, either inherited or acquired, can lead to disease.

At the end of the course the student will be able to: remember the main molecular alterations object of the course; understand how specific molecular alterations lead to changes in cellular functions and/or organ/organism pathophysiology; acquire a basic nomenclature in molecular pathology; critically analyze the issues they are asked during the examination, in the field of the program presented during the course.

Teaching methods

The course is organized in frontal lessons held in English. The topics included in the syllabus will be explained by the professor through PowerPoint presentations. Students will be triggered to ask questions and formulate answers in interactive modality. During the course lessons may be organized where students will be encouraged to discuss with the professors some scientific papers related to the syllabus.

In addition, students will attend at least one laboratory in which they will become familiar with methodologies related to Molecular Pathology.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Molecular pathology of carbohydrates: pathogenesis and complications of diabetes mellitus. Molecular pathology of lipids: alterations of lipoprotein metabolism. Main phenotypic and genotypic alterations linked to dyslipidemias.

Atherosclerosis pathogenesis, with particular focus on molecular del cellular mechanisms.

Molecular pathology of blood cells and of the immune system:

1) Genetic defects of innate immunity.

2) Autoinflammatory disorders.

3) Genetic defects leading to autoimmune disorders.

4) Genetic defects of erythrocytes.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

LeLecture notes and reviews covering the whole course will be available for the students in Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students have the possibility to contact the teacher by e-mail (claudia.cantoni@unige.it) or by phone (010 56362845) and ask for an appointment.  Address 1: Laboratorio di Immunologia Clinica e Sperimentale, Padiglione 2, Istituto G. Gaslini, L. go G. Gaslini 5 Address 2: Sezione di Patologia Generale - DIMES, Via L. Alberti, 2

Ricevimento: By appointment by email: ntravers@medicina.unige.it o Nicola.Traverso@unige.it ADDRESS DIMES, General Pathology Section, Via Leon Battista Alberti 2, 16132, Genova

Exam Board

NICOLA TRAVERSO (President)

ISABELLA CECCHERINI (President)

CLAUDIA CANTONI (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course is organized in frontal lessons held in English. The topics included in the syllabus will be explained by the professor through PowerPoint presentations. Students will be triggered to ask questions and formulate answers in interactive modality. During the course lessons may be organized where students will be encouraged to discuss with the professors some scientific papers related to the syllabus.

In addition, students will attend at least one laboratory in which they will become familiar with methodologies related to Molecular Pathology.

LESSONS START

II semester, March 2019

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is carried out in English and consists of an oral test and takes place in the presence of the two professors. The student should demonstrate the ability to critically discuss all the subjects covered in the questions. Through the discussion of different topics, the professors verify the fulfillment of the expected learning outcomes.

At the end of the oral examination the professors elaborate a mark deriving from the weighted mean of the partial marks, from the oral presentations and from an overall evaluation of the student.

Assessment methods

Each student will be examined about the contents of at least two topics of the syllabus, with questions apt to evaluate his/her knowledge and ability of connecting different parts of the course. The knowledge and the definition of the basic elements of the subject are necessary for the achievement of the test.

Proficiency in English language will not be evaluated, but it must be sufficient to show the students’ knowledge of the subjects, with an adequate level of linguistic expertise, especially in scientific language.