24022 - Special Histopathology

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

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student has the essential notions for a general framework of the physiology of the blood and lymphatic tissue, for the study methods of the blood and lymphatic organs with specific reference to the techniques used; for a general overview of the pathologies of the blood and lymphatic system underlining the importance of the technical and biotechnological approach in the formulation of the patient's diagnosis and prognosis.

Course contents

Pathology of the lung

Pathology of the heart and vessels

Pathology of the hematopoietic and lymphoid tissue

Pathology of the gastrointestinal tract

Molecular pathology


Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease - IX Edition. Elsevier Health Sciences

Teaching methods

Interactive face lessons with discussion of the histological slides.

Each neoplastic pathology will be treated through normal histology, epidemiological findings, precancerous lesions, and carcinomas.

Each inflammatory disease will be faced through normal histology, epidemiological findings, etiologycal mechanisms, description of histological alterations typical of the disease

Assessment methods

Written exam with multiple choice questions (MCQs).

The exam will consist of 30 MCQs. Each correct answer will be evaluated as +1; each wrong or not given answer will account as zero.

Time will be 30 minutes to complete the exam

Maximun mark will be 30 cum laude

Minimal score to pass the exam will be 18/30

Teaching tools

Slide presentations (Power point). Available also through the AMSCampus website (https://campus.unibo.it/ ) or distributed after each lesson.

Office hours

See the website of Pier Paolo Piccaluga