INTER-DISCIPLINARY PATHOLOGICAL ANATOMY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The main purpose of this course is to provide the theoretical bases of pathology related to the activity of the medical doctor as a general pratictioner and, at least in part, a specialist.
The main prerequisites are: knowledge of histology, anatomy and general pathology. In addition, the student must be up-to-date with the propaedeutical courses described in the teaching regulations of the degree course.
Course contents summary
To be aware of the pathological bases of the diseases in order to better understand the consequent diagnostic-therapeutic notions.
Regarding any disease, the medical student have to be aware of: definition, generalities, etiopathogenesis, main clinical aspects, gross pathology, histopathology, possible genetical bases and prognostic factors.
Cardiovascular pathology: cardiac hypertrophy; heart failure; myocardial infarction and its complications; generalities on cardiomyopathies (definitions, classifications and their bases), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy; cardiac valvular diseases; myocartitis; atrial pathology (atrial cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation); atheroscerosis; aneurisms; vasculitis; pericardial effusions.
Skin pathology: WHO classification of skin tumors and its bases; nevi; malignant melanoma; squamous-cell carcinoma; basocelular carcinoma; main tumors of adnexa.
Robbins Basic Pathology, 10th Edition
Rubin's Pathology, 7e Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine
Scientific papers and other relevant material which could be suggested and/or distributed during the pathology lesson period.
Theoretical and/or practical lessons.
Assessment methods and criteria
Achievement of learning outcomes will be verified by means of a final oral exam, whose score will be expressed in thirtieth; the minimal threshold to pass the exam will be 18/30, the best mark will be represented by 30/30 “cum laude”. By means of a series of questions touching a wide variety of topics treated during the course, the global level of knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and practical subjects, as well as the ability to logically think and connect related topics, will be verified.