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Internal medicine

Course code:

BM019

Degree program:

Course in Medical Biotechnologies

Year:

I

Semester:

II

Academic year:

2014/2015

Course objectives:

 The aim of the course is to give notions of methodology relating to the main biotechnological applications in Internal Medicine. In particular, the course will transmit skills on the growing role of biotechnology applications both in the diagnostic and in the therapeutic approach to different acute and chronic diseases.

 The topics that will be object of the lessons have been selected to give examples of diseases characterized by educational relevance in the description of the diagnostic approach strategies (genetic diseases on one hand but also the development of diagnostic strategies in the fight against doping in sport) in the study of pathophysiology (diabetes mellitus, hypercalcemia) and in the therapeutic approach (evolution of the treatment of diabetes mellitus, viral hepatitis and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis).

 The course will also show some examples of the development of drugs obtained by recombinant DNA techniques and the development of innovative therapeutic strategies such as stem cell transplantation and gene therapy in different conditions.

Course coordinator:

Luigi Mario CASTELLO

 

Courses

Course

Credits

Hours

Teacher

Internal medicine

5

20

Luigi Mario CASTELLO

Notice

Notice for the students of the first year of Master in Medical Biotechnologies

  • Internship notice and form are available for download

  • Three optional basic courses have been activated:
    1. The cell (Prof. FOLLENZI Antonia)
    2. Basic genetics (Prof. GIORDANO Mara)
    3. Background of immunology (Prof. DIANZANI Umberto

    Attendance to these courses is highly suggested.

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