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School of Medicine
MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES
Course unit
CELL AND ORGAN PHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICAL PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
MEO2045676, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES
ME1934, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CELL AND ORGAN PHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICAL PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Molecular Medicine
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge CARLA MUCIGNAT BIO/09
Other lecturers ANTONELLA RUSSO BIO/18

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses BIO/09 Physiology 2.0
Core courses BIO/18 Genetics 2.0
Core courses MED/04 General Pathology 2.0
Core courses BIO/09 Physiology 2.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 8.0 64 136.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: In order to take advantage from this course, the students should have adequate knowledge of Physics, Biology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, general and human Physiology.
Target skills and knowledge: Study Module I:

Study Module II: Cell and Organ Physiology:
The goal is to make the student able to understand the basic functioning
mechanisms of the human body in physiologic conditions, and of the homeostatic mechanisms that allow regulation and adaptation of organ activity to the environmental requirements.

Study Module III: The cellular response to DNA damage and repair
A second goal is to make students familiar with the main molecular processes involved in genome maintenance, which safeguard the correct functionality of both dividing and non-dividing cells.
Examination methods: Study Module I:
Study Module II: Cell and Organ Physiology:Oral assessment. Possibly, written assessment during or at the end of the course.
Study Module III: The cellular response to DNA damage and repair: Oral examination
Assessment criteria: Ability to answer adequately to the questions raised in the assigned topics.
Course unit contents: Study Module I: Medical Pathophysiology

General overview of the course


Study Module II: Cell and Organ Physiology
General physiology
Neurophysiology

Study module III: The cellular response to DNA damage and repair:
The cellular response to DNA damage and repair.
Molecular pathways activated in the presence of bulk lesions, double-strand or single-strand breaks, DNA crosslinks.
Replication stress, oxidative stress, telomere dysfunction.
Cell senescence, apoptosis.
Polyploidy and cell transformation.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Academic lectures and seminars.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Study Module I:
Study Module II: Cell and Organ Physiology: Text and articles will be given during lectures.
Study Module III: The cellular response to DNA damage and repair: Articles and book chapters, as indicated by the teacher
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • SJ McPhee, WF Ganong, Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo