MED/04 (GENERAL PATHOLOGY)
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
(01/10/2021 - 14/01/2022)
24 lesson hours
Good knowledge of cytology, histology, anatomy, biochemistry and physiology would be necessary for the study of Immunology.
Immunology course, address the general biological processes responsible for resistance against disease. These processes operate at the organ, tissue, cellular and molecular levels and the teaching of Immunology aims to provide the student with the basic knowledge of the defense mechanisms. The Immunology course, integrated with Microbiology, will provide the basic knowledge to understand the main pathological mechanisms related to an altered functioning of the immune system.
Introduction to the immune system, cells involved in the immune response, the lymphoid system, adaptative and innate immunity. Innate immunnity: the inflammation. Acute and chronic inflammation. The wound healing. Chemical mediators and cytokines.
Immune response: recognition of antigen, antibodies and antigens, the Major Hystocompatibility Complex (MHC). Antigen recognition, cell cooperation in the antibody response. Blood groups and transfusions.
Hints of tolerance and autoimmunity, hypersensitivity, immunity against transplants and tumors.
Lectures and educational seminars
Reccomended or required readings
Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman - Le basi dell’immunologia - Fisiopatologia del sistema
Elena Quaglino, Federica Cavallo, Guido Forni LE DIFESE IMMUNITARIE, PICCIN
Peter Parham - Il sistema immunitario. Edises
G.M. Pontieri - Elementi di Patologia generale. Piccin.
The course will be integrated with educational seminars
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030