75267 - General Pathology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Physiotherapy (cod. 8476)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student has the knowledge and the ability to understand the main causes of disease, the manifestations and the main biological mechanisms of degenerative and regenerative tissue processes. The student knows and has the ability to understand the pathogenetic processes and the fundamental clinical signs related to the main acute and chronic inflammatory diseases.

Course contents

Concept of disease, etiology and pathogenesis

Cellular adaptations

Cell jnjury

Cell Death

Basic concepts of immunology

Acute inflammation

Cronic inflammation

Tissue repair

Haemostasis and Thrombosis


Basic concepts of oncology

Teaching methods

The course consists of 24 hours of lectures.

Assessment methods

The final examination aims to assess the achievment of the objectives of the integrated course.

The final grade (maximum 30 points) is the result of the synthesis of final evaluation (oral or written test) of different subjects belonging to the integrated course. It is the CFU-weighted average of grades obtained in specific questions of the different subjects.

Examination is passed if the grade in each subjects is not lower than 18 points.

General Patology examination: written exam consisting of 32 multiple choice and true / false questions, aimed at ascertaining the student's knowledge of the topics in the program. The exam of the module is considered passed with at least 18 correct answers.

Teaching tools

Students can access online to the teaching material made available by the teacher at http://iol.unibo.it


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.