84460 - Hematopathology

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Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

Recognize the morphologic and molecular features of hematologic and lymphoid diseases, and correlate them with their clinical presentation.

Course contents

Diseases of the hematopoietic and lymphoid systems
Introduction and overview of the classification of tumors of lymphoid tissues (WHO classification): Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphomas (chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, follicular lymphoma, marginal zone lymphomas, mantle zone lymphoma, large B-cell lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma).
Lymphadenitis (including HIV and AIDS infection).

Splenomegaly and Ruptured spleen.


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

Oral examination. The student will have to demonstrate knowledge of the subject and ability to apply it in the differential diagnostics of the diseases examined.

Starting from AA 2022/23, Written (MCQs) exam. Oral examination might be introduced due to current pandemic. To pass the exam, the student must provide adequate answers to 18/31 questions.


    • 27/01/22 at 15:00
    • 22/02/22 at 15:00
    • 20/04/22 at 15:00
    • 08/06/22 at 15:00
    • 21/06/22 at 14:00
    • 20/07/22 at 14:00
    • 28/09/22 at 14:00
    • 21/12/22 at 14:00

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