70797 - Cell and Tissue Modifications

Academic Year 2021/2022

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

Learning outcomes

Course contents

1. Cellular and tissue damage
2. Neoplastic transformation
3. Inflammation: acute, chronic and reparative responses
4. Vascular disease


http://virtualmicroscopy.patologia-sperimentale.unibo.it/ [http://patologia-sperimentale.unibo.it/virtualmicroscopy/]

V. Kumar, A.K. Abbas, J.C. Aster. “Robbins e Cotran - Le basi patologiche delle malattie”, 9a edizione, 2015, Casa Editrice Edra, Milano

Teaching methods

Practical histopathology classes introduced by a lesson about the characteristic aspects of the pathologies.
Students have the opportunity of studying the histological slides by the individual access to microscopes in the teacher's presence.


Assessment methods

The learning level will be assessed at the end of classes by the examination of a slide at light microscopy. The student must be able to recognize the morphologic alterations of cells and tissues and to discuss their pathogenesis.




Teaching tools

The histopathology laboratory has 48 microscopes and a computer-connected projector.

The digital version of histological slides is available on line at:


Office hours

See the website of Letizia Polito


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