PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF WATER-SALINE AND ACID-BASIC BALANCES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course is aimed to provide the physiopathological bases for the study of the most important renal conditions
The requirements have been determined by the Medical School Council.
Course contents summary
1) The pathophysiology of fluid and electrolyte disorders. Volume regulation at cell and body level. Edema. Hypernatremia and hyponatremia.
2) The pathophysiology of acid-base disorders. Acidosis and alkalosis.
3) The pathophysiology of potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium disorders.
Harrison's: Principles of Internal Medicine. McGraw-Hill Ed., 17th ed, 2008
Schena, Selvaggi et al.: Malattie dei Reni e delle vie Urinarie. Mc Graw Hill Ed., Milano, 4 ed, 2008
The lessons will be supported by iconographic material that will be available for students.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination with preventive multiple-choice test