Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will acquire basic knowledge on tissue injury and response to injury (inflammation, hemostasis, tissue repair) as well as of introductive information on tumor biology.
Application of the information acquired to conditions of interest for the physiotherapist.
Course contents summary
Cell injury and cell death.
Inflammation: types and classification, events and mechanisms, cells, mediators, systemic effects.
Hemostasis: phases, defects and excesses, thrombosis, embolia, infraction.
Tissue repair: mechanisms and defects.
Basic elements of oncology.
Maier e Mariotti "Patologia Generale e Fisiopatologia", McGraw Hill
Interactive oral lessons. Examples referred to conditions relevant for the physiotherapeutic practice will be provided so as to elicit interest forthe subjects.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam. The student will be asked to discuss one of the subjects indicated in the program. The candidate should use the proper terms to describe the physiopathological mechanisms and to apply them to situations of interest for his profession.