RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASES

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Code
68453
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
1 credit during the 2nd year of 9291 Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques (L/SNT3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/10
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Respiratory and cardiovascular diseases are often strictly associated and inter-dependent. The general knowledge of respiratory pathophysioloy is essential to correctly interpret signs, symptoms and instrumental evaluations in cardiovascular diseases.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Main objectives are: 1) to know the functions of the respiratory system, including structure, ventilation and gas exchange, plus the measurement techniques of these functions. This in the specific framework of cardiovascular diseases. 2) to aquire the essential skill for the interpretation of clinical and instrumental assessments.

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons on the above mentioned arguments

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

General principles

Structure and functions of the respiratory system

Ventilation and its assessment (PFT)

Perfusion

Ventilation/perfusion rate

Gas exchange (arterial gas analysis)

Diffusion

Primary respiratory diseases

Other diseases with respiratory involvement

Main treatment options

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Elementi di Malattie dell’Apparato Respiratorio (Passalacqua G et al) available on Aulaweb

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIOVANNI PASSALACQUA (President)

FRANCESCA CHIARA VIAZZI (President)

ALICE LARONI

GIANMARIO SAMBUCETI

ITALO PORTO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons on the above mentioned arguments

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Multiple answer test

ASSESSMENT METHODS

At the end of the course, the student should be able to correctly describe the respiratory function (ventilation, perfusion, gases. Imaging, measurement techniques) and their role in respiratory diseases associated or related to cardiovascular diseases.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
30/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Contact: Prof. G Passalacqua (passalacqua@unige.it) phone  0103538908