Learning outcomes of the course unit
Basic knowledge of mechanisms of response to tissue damage (inflammation, hemostasis, repair) and of their alterations. Elementary knowledge of cell death mechanisms and neoplastic disease biology. Acquisition of terminological competences.
Course contents summary
The topics covered during the lectures will be: 1. CELL PATHOLOGY: adaptation to cell damage; cell death; basic features of neoplastic disease. 2. INFLAMMATION: Inflammation dynamics. Types of inflammation and inflammatory lesions. Mediators of inflammation. Systemic effects of inflammation. Inflammation alterations. 3. HEMOSTASIS AND BLOOD VESSELS DISEASES: Basic hemostasis. Hemorrhagic diseases. Thrombosis, embolism, infarction. Atherosclerosis.
"Maier and Mariotti "Elementi di Patologia Generale e Fisiopatologia", McGraw Hill, Milan, 2009
Lessons will be supported by material taken from textbooks and scientific publications. This material will be available at the end of the course.