Curse code:9548206

Jorge Celso Dias Correia da Fonseca

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

The aim of this curricular unit is the acquisition of fundamental concepts regarding:

  • The basic mechanisms of cell and tissue damage.
  • The pathophysiological of human systems and organs.

Students will learn to:

  • Use a clinical terminology shared with other health professionals.
  • Debate the human disorders with other dentistry students and with other health professionals.
  • Understand the clinical features according to pathophysiology changes.
  • Understand laboratory data and other exams according to pathophysiology changes.
  • Understand oral lesions of systemic disorders according to pathophysiology changes.
  1. Basic terminology and concepts on pathophysiology.
  2. Cell and tissue damage. Cell damage, adaptation and death.
  3. Pathophysiology of blood and hematopoietic organs.
  4. Pathophysiology of cardiovascular disorders.
  5. Disorders of the arteries: hypertension and atherosclerosis.
  6. Pathophysiology of the respiratory system.
  7. Pathophysiology of the renal disorders. Fluid and electrolyte disturbances. Acidosis and alkalosis.
  8. Pathophysiology of the endocrine system.
  9. Pathophysiology of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.
  10. Pathophysiology of the thyroid gland.
  11. Pathophysiology of adrenal cortex.
  12. Pathophysiology of adrenal medulla.
  13. Diabetes and endocrine pancreas disorders.
  14. Mineral metabolism and metabolic bone disorders.
  15. Pathophysiology of gastrointestinal disease.
  16. Pathophysiology of the liver, biliary tract and exocrine pancreas disorders.
  17. Pathophysiology of the nervous system disorders.
Suggested Bibliography:
  • McPhee SJ, Lingappa, VR, Ganong WF (2005) Pathophysiology of Disease. An Introduction to Clinical Medicine. 5th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, EUA. ISBN-10: 007144159X.
  • Stevens A, Lowe J. (2000) Pathology. Mosby-Year Book, 2nd ed.ISBN-10: 0723431604.
  • Stevens A, Lowe J. (2004) Patologia. Editora Manole, Tamboré, Brasil. ISBN-85-204-1267-X.

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