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Course unit
MEN1033923, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ME1854, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 10.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ETIOPATHOGENESIS OF THE DISEASE
Department of reference Department of Neurosciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
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 DENTAL HYGIENE

Teacher in charge KALLIOPI PILICHOU MED/08
Other lecturers PAOLO BOSCOLO RIZZO MED/31

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses MED/31 Otorinolaringology 4.0
Core courses MED/08 Pathological Anatomy 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 10.0 100 150.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Prerequisites: Anatomy, physiology, immunology and genetics
Target skills and knowledge: Pathology: The Course introduce the student to the complex pathologic phenomena. At the end of the course the student should be able to understand that, 1) the state of a disease is a consequence of the interaction between internal and/or external causes and the regulation mechanisms of the organism; 2) the onset of the homeostasis may amplify the process of the disease; 3) clinical and anatomical examples will be used to explain crucial pathologic mechanisms.

Examination methods: Pathology: Sixty multiple choice selected from a list of 200 questions (time 50 minute) score: 30/30
Personal communications of each student to a topic of choice during the course.

Otolaryngology: Written proof of 3 open queries (time 90 minutes) with score 30/30.
Assessment criteria: Pathology: Answer at least 45 of the 60 multiple choice questions in 60 min.
Course unit contents: Lessons will point out on the following subjects:
1) Introduction to general pathology.
2) Cellular pathology.
3) Tissue response to lesions.
4) Organism response to lesions.
5) Tumors.
6) Biological agents.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Teaching materials will be provided.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC, Robbins e Cotran- Le basi patologiche delle malattie (Patologia Generale). --: Elsevier, 2010. VIII edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • Giuseppe Ficarra, Manuale di Patologia e Medicina Orale. --: McGraw-Hill, 2001. II edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • Sook-Bin Woo, Oral Pathology. --: Elsevier, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Paolo Boscolo Rizzo - Maria Cristina Da Mosto, Argomenti di Otorinolaringoiatria per gli studenti di Medicina e Chirurgia, Odontoiatria, Tecniche audioprotesiche e Igiene Dentale. --: CLEUP, 2016.