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MOLECULAR BIOLOGY APPLIED TO OPHTHALMOLOGY

CODE 75377
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 1 credit during the 3nd year of 9283 ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE (L/SNT2) GENOVA
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Medicine is evolving rapidly into a genomic medicine discipline after successful sequencing of human genomes. As a result, traditional diagnostics, therapeutics and prognostics in patients will soon become outdated.

Recent advances in genomics have led to the identification of new genes responsible for hereditary and inflammatory diseases, generating a huge impact in our understanding the genetic basis of structural and functional defects and pathological mechanisms underlying ophthalmological diseases.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the molecular mechanisms responsible for hereditary pathologies in ophthalmology and on biomolecular techniques for their diagnosis and desirable treatment.

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching includes 8 hours of lectures.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Cellular structure and  physiology

DNA structure and biochemical characteristics

The human genome

Genes and variants

Genetic alterations and mutations

Molecular biology techniques applied to the diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases

Gene Therapy: most common vectors and techniques

Hereditary diseases in ophthalmology

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Reading items will be suggested or delivered by the teacher

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FEDERICA BARBIERI (President)

MARIA MUSOLINO (President)

LUCA BAGNASCO

MAURO COSTAGLI

CARLO TRAVERSO

ALDO VAGGE

MASSIMO NICOLO' (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching includes 8 hours of lectures.

LESSONS START

March

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

Registration for the exam is required: https://servizionline.unige.it/studenti/esami/

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam interview will focus on the topics covered in class: the student will have to demonstrate that he has understood the basic of biomolecular mechanisms and be able to expose what he has learned with awareness

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
28/01/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
15/02/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
27/09/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale