02405 - Respiratory Physiopathology (A-K)

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  • Teacher Angela Maria Grazia Pacilli

  • Credits 1

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

  • Course Timetable from Mar 01, 2022 to Mar 22, 2022


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

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

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)

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Office hours

See the website of Angela Maria Grazia Pacilli