Academic Year 2019/2020 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 7
Taught classes: 49 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • General Pathology

    Provide all the scientific informations in the field of general pathology suitable for the preparation of the student for those materials which will be used after the completion of training in the dietary field

  • Clinical Biochemistry

    The course is designed to provide students with a good foundation of knowledge in all aspects of Clinical Biochemistry. Introducing the fundamentals of instrumentation and methodology in the clinical chemistry and biochemistry laboratory medicine, lectures will cover urinalysis testing procedures and associated disease entities, as well as analysis of other body fluids. Clinical testing using automated and manual methods, measurement of pancreatic function and intestinal absorption, renal and liver function, enzymes, electrolytes, blood gases, lipids, toxicology, urinalysis, endocrinology, neurological, dysmetabolic, inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases.

  • General and clinical microbiology

    The student must learn the biological and pathogenic characteristics of microorganisms that play a role in human pathology, with reference to bacteria, viruses and fungi. He must acquire suitable knowledge on the relationships between microorganisms and host in normal and pathological conditions, identify the transmission routes, know the characteristics, the activity, and the mechanism of action. He must know the main methods for cultivating microorganisms. Finally, the student must learn the role of microorganisms that are beneficial to human and their influence on the intestinal microbiome.

    The course also aims to evaluate the main microorganisms that regulate human health and / or illness.

Course Structure

  • General Pathology

    Frontal lessons

  • General and clinical microbiology

    Traditional lectures

Detailed Course Content

  • General Pathology

    Introduction to General pathology

    -Concept of homeostasis and disease

    -Causes of phisical diseases

    -Causes of chemical diseases

    -Causes of biological diseases

    -Cellular pathology

    -Pathology of the extracellular matrix

    -Genetic pathology

    -Inflammation: classification; types of exudate; chemical mediators of inflammation; chronic inflammation and granulomas; reparative phenomena

    -The fever

  • Clinical Biochemistry

    1) The use of laboratory data in clinical practice
    2) Analysis of Urine
    3) Biochemistry of nutrition
    4) Liver function and Hepatitis tests

    5) Blood cell count

    6) Diabetes mellitus
    7) Hypoglycemia
    8) Free radicals in the physiology and in the pathology
    9) Metabolism of ethanol and the pathology of alcoholism

    10) Tumor markers
    11) Notes on antiaging medicine.

  • General and clinical microbiology

    1. Microorganisms and microbiology: Bacteria, viruses, fungi.

    2. Microorganisms and their environments: microbial ecosystems and impact of microorganisms on human

    3. Structure, morphology and activity of microbial cells: bacteria, fungi and viruses and their pathogenic action

    4. Metabolism of microorganisms: macro and micronutrients such as growth factors and culture media for microbial growth

    5. Microbial growth and its control: principles of disinfection and sterilization

    6. Main microorganisms responsible for foodborne infections.

    7. Food poisoning caused by bacterial toxins: mycotoxins and mycotoxicosis

    8. Beneficial microorganisms for human health: probiotics and their influence on the intestinal microbiota

    9. Main functional foods and their use in preventive medicine

Textbook Information

  • General Pathology

    Pontieri: Patologia Generale

    Robbins: Patologia Generale

    Rubin: Patologia generale

  • Clinical Biochemistry

    Medicina di Laboratorio, G. Federici (Autore), – Mc GrawHill Medicina di laboratorio.

    Medicina di Laboratorio. La diagnosi di malattia nel laboratorio clinico, M. Laposata (Autore) - Piccin

    Medicina di Laboratorio. Logica e patologia clinica, I. Antonozzi, E. Gulletta (Autori) - Piccin

    Medicina dell'Aging e dell'Antiaging. V. Calabrese et al. (Autori) - Edra

    Nutrigenomica e Epigenetica. V. Calabrese et al. (Autori) - Edra

  • General and clinical microbiology

    Carroll K.C., Morse S.A., Mietzner T, Miller S. Microbiologia medica Ed Piccin. Ventisettesima edizione.