Chronic and Degenerative diseases
3 weeks – 6 ECTS
Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, metabolic and rare diseases.
Ciliopathies of primary and motile cilia.
Neurodegenerative diseases and consequent speech-impairment disorders.
Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
The curricular unit Chronic and Degenerative Diseases will be based on the following diseases: cancer, diabetes, metabolic diseases, ciliopathies, rare diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
The principal aims of this Curricular Unit are:
- Understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of several chronic diseases;
- Acquire the ability to correlate studies in experimental models with the development of human disease; with different perspectives in biomedical research: fundamental vs. clinical research
- Understand what is the optimal model for each disease;
- Apply the scientific knowledge and tools to develop strategies for new therapies;
Classes will be taught by clinicians and researchers with expertize on the topics presented, and always taking into account the two perspectives of research in human health: fundamental and clinical.