DISEASES OF THE RESPIRATORY APPARATUS I (B)
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
The studende must be able to correlate the pathophysiology with clinical symptoms of the main respiratory diseases: asthma, COPD, cancer, pneumonia, tuberculosis, respiratory failure.
Background knowledge in Anatomy; Histology; General Pathology; Phisiology; Biochemistry and Microbiology is required
COURSE CONTENTS SUMMARY
Principal aim is student's achievement in learning the concepts on the mechanisms regulating respiratory function (nervous, mechanical ventilation, diffusion and perfusion lung); signs, symptoms and clinical and functional aspects that characterize the main respiratory diseases.
Harrison's. Principi di Medicina Interna, Mc Graw-Hill.
D.Olivieri, E.Marangio, A.Chetta. Lezioni di Pneumologia, UNI.NOVA Parma.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
Periodic tests and conclusive oral examination.
Lectures and practical activities in class and in the various units, laboratories and clinics.
Approach to the patients with disease of respiratory system; diagnostic procedures in respiratory sistem. Asthma; chronic bronchitis; emphysema; COPD; respiratory failure; pneumonia; bronchiectasis; pulmonary fibrosis; lung tumors (benign and malignant); pleural disorders; pneumothorax. Tobacco smoke and related diseases