PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF WATER-SALINE AND ACID-BASIC BALANCES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Once completed the course, students will comprehend causes and mechanisms underlying the main disorders of osmotic and electrolyte
homeostasis so as and apply this information to the pathophysiology of common clinical conditions.
Adequate reharsal of information acquired in the courses of Chemistry and Human Physiology is highly recommended.
Course contents summary
The pathophysiology of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorders.
Osmotic and Volume disorders: pathophysiology of water and sodium
Hypernatremia and hyponatremia.
Disorders of potassium homeostasis: hyperpotassemia and hypopotassemia.
disorders: acidosis and alkalosis.
Disorders of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
Harrison's: Principles of Internal Medicine. McGraw-Hill Ed., 19th ed, 2015
McCance, Huether, Brashers, Rote Fisiopatologia ed elementi di Patologia Generale
Interactive oral lessons supported by iconographic material that will be
available for students on the Elly Platform. The active participation of the
students will be elicited through questions and simple problems.
Assessment methods and criteria
No interim summative evaluation is programmed, while valutative or diagnostic evaluations will be possible.
The final summative evaluation will consist in the oral examination of the Integrated Course.
For further information see the Integrated Course of General Pathology and History of Medicine.