PHYSIOPATHOLOGY

Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in Medicine and Surgery
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2014/2015
Year: 
3
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2016/2017
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
3
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
30
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (30 hours)
Requirements: 

Physiology, Immunology

Written and oral exams

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The Course on Physiopathology the basic principals and mechanisms of cellular organ and systemic physiopathology are taught. The course focuses on vascular diseases (angiogenesis, atherosclerosis, hypertension, coagulopathies and hemorrhage) hemopoietic pathologies (anemias and leukemia/lymphoma), Cardiac, Respiratory, Renal, Hepatic and Endocrine physiopathology.

Specific arguments include:
Vascular and hematopoietic systems: Causes and mediators of pathologies of hemopoiesis and angiogenesis
Hemostasis: hemorrhagic syndromes, Disseminated intravascular coagulation, thrombosis
Atherosclerosis: causes and consequences; hyperlipidemias, hypertension, vascular damage, clinical manifestations and complications.
Physiopathology of the Cardiovascular system: myocardial ischemia, pressure hypertrophies and hypertension, cardiac insufficiency.
Physiopathology of the Respiratory system: dispnea e cyanosis, acute and chronic respiratory insufficiency.
Acid/base equilibrium: respiratory and metabolic acidosis and alkalosis.
Renal Physiopathology: nephritic and nephrotic syndromes, cystic diseases, acute and chronic renal insufficiency.
Hepatic Physiopathology: steatosis and cirrhosis, jaundice, hepatic insufficiency.
Physiopathology of the endocrine system: diabetes, the hypothalamus-pituitary system, hypo and hyper- thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal functions.

Cotran, Kumar, Collins – “Robbins – The Pathologic Basis of Disease”

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