84402 - Clinical Immunology

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 9210)

Learning outcomes

Describe the clinical manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, risk factors, natural history, diagnosis, staging, prognostic indicators and management of the major diseases of the immune system, with emphasis on those most commonly encountered in the clinical practice. Identify the major diagnostic and therapeutic options for each encountered clinical scenario, and discuss their benefits and limitations. Summarize decision-making algorithms for a correct differential diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment choice. Demonstrate an understanding of the overlap of immunology with other disciplines. Present and critically analyze clinical cases, discuss the differential diagnosis, and formulate appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for each case (Problem-Based Learning).

Course contents

At the end of the course the student acquires the skills to identify and diagnose the main immune-mediated diseases (e.g.: immunodeficiencies, autoimmune diseases, systemic connective diseases, allergic diseases). In particular, the student is able to: - to interpret the signs, symptoms and laboratory data that characterize immune-mediated diseases; - to know how to frame the main allergic diseases and allergens, the main signs and symptoms of organ and set up an appropriate therapeutic program; - to interpret signs, symptoms and laboratory data for a correct diagnosis and classification of the main non-organ and organ-specific autoimmune diseases and to know the basis for their treatment; - to interpret signs, symptoms and laboratory data of the most important acquired and primary immunodeficiency syndromes and to know the basis for their treatment.

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