INFLAMMATION unit A
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To provide basic information to understand the role of inflammation in host defence and pathology.
A basic background on general pathology is strongly recommended. However, the required information will be provided during the lectures.
Course contents summary
The course will provide a description of inflammatory processes with a particular emphasis on aspects of biotechnological interest.
Lectures will concern:
a) the dynamics of inflammation
b) cellular and plasmatic mediators
c) systemic effects and disorders of the inflammatory response
Kumar, Abbas , Fausto, Aster, Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
8th ed., Saunders, 2009
Oral lessons will use visual support with images taken from textbooks and scientific literature. This material will be provided to the students at the end of the course.