MED/04 - 7 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

The course of General Pathology aims to provide the knowledge: of the extrinsic and intrinsic causes of human disease, interpreting their fundamental pathogenetic mechanisms; of the fundamental biological mechanisms of defense, damage response and reparation; of cellular alterations and of non-differentiated functions; primary alterations of differentiated functions of organs, systems and systems. It is also proposed to provide a cellular and molecular view of oncology. The mechanisms that regulate the normal, but also the "abnormal", the functioning of the immune system will be studied in depth. In particular the main objectives of the course of Immunology will be finalized to the knowledge: of the general characteristics of the antigens, of the molecular structures (antibodies, receptors, cytokines), of the cells, tissues and organs that make up the immune system; of the mechanisms of maturation of T and B lymphocytes and of regulation of central and peripheral tolerance: of the components and molecular mechanisms of innate and adaptive immune responses and of their cooperation and integration. Furthermore, the mechanisms underlying the alterations of the immune system will be investigated, in particular: hypersensitivity reactions, immunodeficiencies and autoimmune diseases.

Course Structure

The course is divided into lectures and theoretical-practical lessons (exercises practical / demonstrative, seminar discussions).

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