ELEMENTS OF GENERAL PATHOLOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
•The course is aimed to explain the etio-pathogenetic mechanisms and morphologic changes of disease, introducing scientific information in the basic language of pathology.
•The student will acquire basic knowledge of regressive and inflammatory conditions in livestock.
Course contents summary
•Causes, pathogenesis, mechanisms and morphologic changes in livestock diseases
• Concept of disease. Physical, chemical, and biological causes of disease. Cellular injury and cell death. Adaptation, intracellular accumulations (atrophy, hyperthrophy, hyperplasia, dairy cow steatosis, etc). Hemodynamic disorders (hyperemia, hemorrhage, thrombosis, embolism, ischemia, edema). Anemia. Acute and chronic inflammation (characteristics of the exudative inflammation and granulomas), tissue repair. Environmental and nutritional pathology of livestock.
•G.M PONTIERI : Patologia generale e Fisiopatologia generale (per i corsi di laurea in professioni sanitarie), II edizione, Piccin.
•McGavin M.D., Zachary J.F.: Patologia generale Veterinaria, 4th ed., 2008 Elsevier Masson – Milano.
Lectures using videobam
Assessment methods and criteria
written or oral examination