DISEASES OF THE RESPIRATORY APPARATUS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge of the physiological and pathological aspects of the principal diseases with a high territorial frequency (bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pulmonary tumours, pulmonary infections). The use of physical-functional semiology (spyrometry, haemogas analysis, tests of cardiopulmonary function under stress, bronchology) in the evaluation of characteristics typical of obstructive, restrictive and infective respiratory pathology and of pulmonary tumours.
Satisfactory preparation in the theoretical precepts of human anatomy, cardiopulmonary physiology, general pathology and microbiology. In addition, practical aspects of physical and functional semiotics, and clinical methodology.
Course contents summary
Pulmonary defence mechanisms (coughing and mucociliary purification); obstructive, restrictive and hyper-secretive pathology (physical and functional semiology, respiratory infections; the clinical and laboratory aspects of tuberculosis, pulmonary infection, and pulmonary abscesses; respiratory insufficiency: classification and evaluation; interstitial pathological conditions; pulmonary tumours; clinical and instrumental diagnosis
Harrison's. Principi di medicina interna, Mc Graw Hill
D. Olivieri, E. Marangio, A. Chetta - Lezioni di Pneumologia - UNI.NOVA Parma
Frontal lessons, theoretical and practical work in clinical departments, laboratories, clinics, and the bronchological clinic.