DISEASES OF THE RESPIRATORY APPARATUS I (B)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student must be able to correlate the pathophysiology with clinical symptoms of the main respiratory diseases: asthma, COPD, cancer, pneumonia, tuberculosis, respiratory failure.
Background knowledge in Anatomy; Histology; General Pathology; Phisiology; Biochemistry and Microbiology is required.
Course contents summary
Principal aim is student's achievement in learning the concepts on the mechanisms regulating respiratory function (nervous, mechanical ventilation, diffusion and perfusion lung); signs, symptoms and clinical and functional aspects that characterize the main respiratory diseases.
Approach to the patients with disease of respiratory system; diagnostic procedures in respiratory sistem. Asthma; chronic bronchitis; emphysema; COPD; respiratory failure; pneumonia; bronchiectasis; pulmonary fibrosis; lung tumors (benign and malignant); pleural disorders; pneumothorax. Tobacco smoke and related diseases.
Harrison's. Principi di Medicina Interna, Mc Graw-Hill.
D.Olivieri, E.Marangio, A.Chetta. Lezioni di Pneumologia, UNI.NOVA Parma.
Lectures and practical activities in class and in the various units, laboratories, bronchology, and clinics.
Assessment methods and criteria
Periodic tests and conclusive oral examination.