Learning outcomes of the course unit
Basic knowledge of damage response processes and their alterations, with particular emphasis on radiation damage. Acquisition of terminological competences.
Course contents summary
The course will focus on the following topics: 1. Cell death mechanisms; 2. The inflammatory response: signs and phenomena of acute inflammation, mechanisms of exudate formation, types of exudate, phagocytosis, chronic inflammation and granulomas, abscesses, ulcers, chemical mediators of inflammation, fever; 3. Pathogenetic effects of ionizing radiations: radiosensitivity, radiation damage, radioresistance mechanisms.
1. Spector e Axford, Introduzione alla Patologia Generale, CEA, Milano
2. Woolf, Patologia Generale – Meccanismi della malattia, Idelson-Gnocchi, Napoli