84625 - Respiratory System Pathophysiology -

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  • Teacher Angela Maria Grazia Pacilli

  • Credits 1

  • SSD MED/10

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Neurophysiopathology techniques (cod. 8482)

  • Course Timetable from Oct 18, 2022 to Nov 07, 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 2022/2023

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

Pathophysiology of pulmonary ventilatio

Pathophysiology of gas exchange

Pulmonary Function Tests (spirometry, plethismography and diffusion capacity tests)

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 assessment will be an oral or written 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.

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Office hours

See the website of Angela Maria Grazia Pacilli