70797 - Cell and Tissue Modifications

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  • Teacher Letizia Polito

  • Credits 1

  • SSD MED/04

  • 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 Jun 16, 2022 to Jun 17, 2022


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

Good health and well-being Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

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