Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

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Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

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Academic staff


Artegiani Elisa

Assfalg Michael +39 045 802 7949

Bertoldi Mariarita 0458027671

Busti Fabiana +39 045 812 6633

Cazzoletti Lucia 045 8027656

Fiammengo Roberto 0458027038

Mazzali Gloria +39 045 807 3577

Nardon Chiara

Piccinelli Fabio +39 045 802 7097

Pietrobelli Angelo +39 045 812 7125

Pogliaghi Silvia 045 8425128

Romeo Alessandro +39 045 802 7974-7936; Lab: +39 045 802 7808

Verlato Giuseppe 045 8027628

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

AGR/15 ,CHIM/08
1 module among the following
MED/12 ,MED/13 ,MED/14
1 module among the following
Final exam
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°- 3°

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TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code




Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)


Learning objectives

1. GENERAL PATHOLOGY: the course will develop topics of General Pathology preparatory to the understanding of the basic mechanisms of diseases. General Pathology is located at the crossroads between basic and clinical science. The course therefore aims to establish the essential links between clinical manifestations and fundamental mechanisms, facilitating the understanding of the conceptual basis of the disease.
Contents: The course is organized in 7 main topics. Will be explained: The general concepts of disease, pathology and etiopathogenesis; the basic cellular pathology; elements of oncology; inflammation; dysbiosis and inflammation; the immunological damage; the general pathology of wounds; haemostasis and the general pathology of blood vessels.

Examination methods: written exam (multiple choice quiz) to verify the overall degree of knowledge of the subject of this course;

2. NUTRITION AND IMMUNE SYSTEM: the course will develop topics of anatomy, cytologgy and biochemistry of the immune system and pathology of the immune system.
a. Organization of the immune system: Anatomy of the immune system: lymphoid organs in general (spleen, lymph nodes, Peyer's patches, bone marrow and thymus). Cytology of the immune system: classes of lymphocytes: B lymphocytes, T lymphocytes and subsets of T lymphocytes. Antigens and antibodies. Natural killer cells and myeloid cells (neutrophils, monocytes and dendritic cells). Biochemistry of the immune system: immunoglobulins, cytokines, MHC molecules, organization of the T lymphocyte receptor (TCR).
b. Immune system physiology: 1. Antigen processing and presentation. 2. Adaptive responses: cell-mediated and humoral immune responses. 3. Cytokines and cellular cooperation. 4. Defense against infections. 5. Defensive and offensive responses. 6. Immunological tolerance. 7. Nutrition and immune system. 8. Role of the microbiota in the regulation of the immune response.
c. Pathology of the immune system: 1. Hypersensitivity. 2. Autoimmune diseases. 3. Immunodeficiency. 4. Immunity of tumors and impact of the microbiota on anti-tumor immunity. 5. Diet and microbiota 6. Nutrition, microbiota and inflammation. 7. Nutrition, microbiota and allergic responses.

Examination methods: oral test to verify the overall degree of knowledge of the subject of this course;

3. NUTRITION AND RHEUMATOLOGICAL DISEASES: according to the most recent classification, rheumatology deals with conditions affecting the musculoskeletal and immune systems. Such diseases are commonly characterized by inflammation and disability. There are numerous possible connections between nutrition and different rheumatological diseases. Generally, the two are linked by metabolic mechanisms. This is particularly true in many degenerative diseases of the bone and muscles or, in the case of crystal deposition diseases. In addition, nutrition is of utmost importance in inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, autoinflammatory diseases and other autoimmune diseases. Furthermore, it has been suggested a possible pathogenetic role of the intestinal microbiota, often conditioned by nutritional aspects, as well as food pollutants.
Specific objectives of the course are:
Knowledge of the anatomical-functional bases of joint, muscles and skeleton, as well as the physiology of connective tissues.
Knowledge of the main clinical manifestations of the different rheumatological diseases, including classification of rheumatological diseases, analysis of signs and symptoms; core instrumental and laboratory diagnostic investigations.
Knowledge of the epidemiology of the main rheumatological diseases
Knowledge of the pathophysiological bases of the rheumatic diseases and the possible correlations with the nutritional aspects
Knowledge of the pathophysiological rationale of the main preventive and therapeutic approaches of rheumatic diseases
Knowledge of preventive and therapeutic approaches in terms of nutrition and nutrition education

Examination methods: the assessment of learning objectives will be through an oral test. The test aims to verify the knowledge acquired and will also allow to evaluate the ability to correlate the various topics covered in the course, communication skills and the ability to solve problems of a practical nature. The answers will also be judged on the basis of the expositive capacity and the language used (appropriate scientific terminology).

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