ALLERGOLOGIA E IMMUNOLOGIA CLINICA

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Biomedical Laboratory techniques
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2019/2020
Year: 
2
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2020/2021
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
2
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
24
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (24 hours)
Assessment: 
Giudizio Finale

The lectures will address the following topics:

Innate functions and immune responses: focus on dendritic cells and natural killer cells. The complement system. Function of the main cytokines and chemokines in the immune response.
Cellular responses T and B. The characteristics of specific recognition.
Structure and functions of antibodies.
Helper T cells and helper subtypes. T helper 2 lymphocytes and allergy.

Hypersensitivity or 1st type immuno-pathogenic reactions or allergies. Pathogenetic mechanisms and IgE-mediated response. Hypersensitivity of 2nd-3rd-4th type. Characteristics of the immune cells involved and of the effector mechanisms.
Autoimmune diseases. Etiology, genetics and molecular mechanisms and examples of some therapies.
HIV infection and AIDS. Elements of transplant immunology.

Immunology for Health Degrees of Vera Del Gobbo (PICCIN, 4th edition, 2013).
Slide lessons: downloadable from the University E-learning website.

Convenzionale

The course consists of 24 hours of lectures (2 CFU). These lessons will be supported by the power point slide show.

The teacher is available for in-depth or clarification meetings on the topics covered for individual students or groups of students. Student reception by appointment, to be agreed by e-mail (lorenzo.mortara@uninsubria.it), at the laboratory of Immunology and General Pathology (1st floor), Pavilion ex Colonia - Biomedical Pole, via Monte Generoso, 71 (int. 3), Varese.

Professors

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