02405 - Respiratory Physiopathology (A-K)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

The course provides the essential elements of respiratory diseases, functional tests and diagnostic approaches to acute and chronic respiratory failure, elements of therapy.

Course contents

Pulmonary function tests (spirometry, plethismography and diffusion capacity tests)

Pathophysiology of pulmonary ventilatio

Pathophysiology of gas exchange

Arterial bloog gases

Respiratory Failure (diagnosis an mechanisms of acute and chronic respiratory failure) and oxygen therapy

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods

The final exam/final summative assessmentwill be an oral exam/assessment consisting of questions focusing on the educational objectives and topics of the integrated course of Thoracic and Vascular Diseases (I.C.)

Professors of the integrated courses participate in an overall collegial assessment of the student's final profit. The final summative assessment is expressed with a scale of grades from 18 to 30.

  • The final assessment (final summative assessment) is passed with a collegial grade of a minimum 18/30
  • Honors (cum laude) can be awarded in case of a final maximum collegial assessment (30/30)

Teaching tools



Office hours

See the website of Angela Maria Grazia Pacilli


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.