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 on basic cancer biology.
Application of the information acquired to conditions of interest for the physiotherapist will be promoted along with the acquisition of an adequate terminology.
Adequate bases of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, anatomy
Course contents summary
Cell injury and cell death.
Hemostasis and hemostatic diseases.
Elements of oncology.
Cell injury and death:
- Causes of cell damage
- Apoptosis and necrosis
- Post-necrotic changes
The inflammatory response:
- The dynamics of inflammation
- Hyperemia, essudate, leukocyte migration
- The cells of inflammation
- The mediators: exogenous, cellular, plasmatic
- Systemic manifestations
- Disorders of the inflammatory response.
- The phases and the mechanisms
- Haemorrhagic disease
- Mechanism of tissue repair
- Disorders of tissue repair.
Elements of oncology:
- Benign and malignant tumors
- Metastasis ed invasive growth
- Cancer etiology
- Host-tumor relationships
- Grading e Staging
Maier "Patologia Generale e Fisiopatologia per le professioni sanitarie", McGraw Hill, 2ed, 2014
Interactive oral lessons. Examples referred to conditions relevant for the physiotherapeutic practice will be provided so as to elicit interest for the 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 her/his profession.