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FROM PATHOPHYSIOLOGY TO CLINIC: THE BASIS TO UNDERSTAND RESPIRATORY DISEASE
MEP5072618, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course 6 years single cycle degree in
MEDICINE AND SURGERY (Ord. 2015)
ME1726, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 4.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FROM PATHOPHYSIOLOGY TO CLINIC: THE BASIS TO UNDERSTAND RESPIRATORY DISEASE
Department of reference Department of Medicine
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in MEDICINE AND SURGERY (Ord. 2015)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MANUEL GARCIA COSIO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines MED/10 Respiratory Diseases 4.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 19/10/2015
End of activities 29/01/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 DALLA FISIOPATOLOGIA ALLA CLINICA - AA 2015-16 01/10/2015 30/09/2017 GARCIA COSIO MANUEL (Presidente)
TURATO GRAZIELLA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The course will mainly be held in English language and it is for students who are interested in understanding the mechanisms responsible for the Pulmonary diseases.
Target skills and knowledge: 1) To enhance knowledge on physiopatological mechanisms responsible for pulmonary diseases.
2) To develop the ability to discuss clinical issues in English language
Examination methods: Multiple choice and open questions
Course unit contents: 1) Ventilation 1 - Statics
- The lung as a physical organ and its properties.
- How these properties allow us to breathe effortlessly
- How disease can affect “the physics” and with which consequences

2) Ventilation 2 – Dinamics
- Flow generation
- The elastic recoil
- The airways
- How do we measure flow and why is it useful?

3) Respiration and gas exchange
- Distribution of ventilation
- Diffusion of oxygen and CO2
- Distribution of perfusion
- V/Q match and mismatch

4) V/Q at work
- Normal V/Q
- Abnormal V/Q (Shunt, Death space)
- Hb saturation curve (content, delivery)
- Respiration at tissue level

5) Lung and heart at work
- Exercise: normal response
- Exercise as a diagnostic tool

6) Galileo and Morgagni: Padova contribution to modern medicine



7) COPD
- A good example of how the lung can be totally destroyed and its consequences
- Clinical Case presentation

8) Comorbidities and Multimorbidities in COPD

9) Obstructive sleep apnoea syndromes (OSAS)
- Clinical case presentation

10) Bronchial Asthma
- Clinical case presentation

11) Lung Fibrosis and Lung Sarcoidosis
- Clinical case presentation

- Important lung disfunction of another nature

12) A visit to the Intensive Care Unit.

- Invasive and non invasive ventilation
- Physiology and Physiopathology
- End of life decisions

13) Cancer today

- The lung and others: what is new

14) Tubercolosis
- Clinical case presentation

- Still here with us
15) Pulmonary Embolism and Pulmonary Ipertension
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will mainly be held in English language. Lessons will be held on Thursdays from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm. During lessons, students will be encouraged to express their ideas on different clinical matters.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)