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.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

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

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I semestre Oct 1, 2018 Jan 31, 2019
II semestre Mar 4, 2019 Jun 14, 2019
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Feb 1, 2019 Feb 28, 2019
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 17, 2019 Jul 31, 2019
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 2, 2019 Sep 30, 2019
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva Jul 12, 2019 Jul 12, 2019
Sessione autunnale Oct 18, 2019 Oct 18, 2019
Sessione invernale Mar 13, 2020 Mar 13, 2020
Holidays
Period From To
Sospensione dell'attività didattica Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2018
Vacanze di Natale Dec 24, 2018 Jan 6, 2019
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 19, 2019 Apr 28, 2019
Vacanze estive Aug 5, 2019 Aug 18, 2019

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit.
To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C D F G H K L M R S T V

Assfalg Michael

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Astegno Alessandra

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Avesani Linda

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Benini Anna

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Boaretti Marzia

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Boscaini Maurizio

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Bossi Alessandra Maria

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Cecconi Daniela

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Constantin Gabriela

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Corbo Vincenzo

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Decimo Ilaria

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Delledonne Massimo

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Dominici Paola

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Fabene Paolo

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Giorgetti Alejandro

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Gottardo Rossella

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Krampera Mauro

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Laudanna Carlo

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Liptak Zsuzsanna

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Lleo'Fernandez Maria Del Mar

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Malerba Giovanni

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Mazzariol Annarita

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Montagnana Martina

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Monti Francesca

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Rossato Marzia

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Signoretto Caterina

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Tagliaro Franco

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Turco Alberto

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Turrina Stefania

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Vitulo Nicola

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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.

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Training
2
F
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Final exam
40
E
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1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following

2° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Training
2
F
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Final exam
40
E
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Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°Two courses to be chosen among the following ("Biotechnology in Neuroscience" and "Clinical proteomics" 1st and 2nd year; the other courses 2nd year only)

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

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

4S003672

Coordinatore

Giovanni Malerba

Credits

6

Language

English en

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

MED/03 - MEDICAL GENETICS

Period

II semestre dal Mar 4, 2019 al Jun 14, 2019.

Learning outcomes

The course provides the principles of medical genetics and pharmacogenomics. It aims to show when and how the genetic factor, defined at different resolution levels (from chromosomes to single nucleotide) plays a role in the variability of Mendelian and complex diseases, and of the variability of drug-response.
The course aims to provide students with the tools to be able to evaluate critically and independently the results of scientific research in the field of medical genetics and pharmacogenomics.

Program

Human chomosomes, standard karyotype and numerical and structural chromosomal abnormalities. Chromosomal polymorphisms and CNV.
- Chromosomic syndromes and Genome disorders. Uniparental disomy . Uniparental diploidy
- Genetic counselling, genetic tests, prenatal diagnosis. - Parent-of-origin effects, imprinting and genomic imprinting disorders.
Diseases due to expansion of unstable repeat sequences (dynamic mutations). Unstable repeat expansion, premutation and full mutation, Sherman's paradox, anticipation.
-- Hereditary. Mendelian inheritance and atypical inheritance patterns: Mitocondrial inheritance
- Bases of human genetics. Human genome organization, gene order on human chromosomes. Structure of eukaryotic genes. Repetitive DNA. DNA polymorphisms: RFLP, SNP, VNTR, minisatellites, microsatellites. Genetic markers, physical and genetic maps. Linkage Disequilibrium.
- Pedigree construction and analysis.
- Gene and chromosomal mutations, mutation nomenclature. Mutagenesis and DNA repair. Molecular pathology of the gene: biological relevance and effect on the phenotype of mutations, methods for mutation classification as disease-causing. Gain and loss of function mutations, dominance and recessiveness. Genotype-phenotype correlation.
- Genetic variation in individuals and populations. Mutation and polymorphism. The Hardy-Weinberg law, allele and genotype frequency calculation. Inbreedeng and relatedness.
- Mendelian disease gene and mutation identification. Positional and functional cloning. Linkage analysis, human gene mapping, sequencing. Identification of disease causing mutations. Direct and indirect mutation analysis.
- Genetic testing. Diagnostic, presymptomatic, susceptibility, heterozygote identification, population genetic screening, neonatal screening.
- Modifier genes and complexity in single-gene disorders.
- The inheritance of multifactorial traits. Genetics of common disorders with complex inheritance, genetic and environmental factors, qualitative and quantitative traits, genetic predisposition to common diseases. General aspects od the identification of genetic factors in complex diseases. Segregation analysis: Mapping of complex traits, Familial and twin studies.
-Parametric and Non parametric Linkage. Linkage disequilibrium. Linkage and association analyses. Candidate gene studies, genome wide association studies (GWAS).
- Pharmacogenetics and precision medicine. Individual variation of drug response. Genes and polymorphisms of drug metabolism and mechanism of drug action. Molecular diagnostics of pharmacogenetic traits.
- Cancer genetics.
- Genome scan. Study design, quality control of data, imputation, risk assessment, linkage and association.
- Genome sequencing and Genomic, Exomic, and Transcriptomic analysis. Gene counting. Isoforms. Bioinformatics and Genomics.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Strachan, Goodship, Chinnery Genetics and Genomics in Medicine (Edizione 1) Garland Science - Taylor and Francis Group 2014
Bradley Schaefer G., Thompson J.N. jr. Medical Genetics – An integrated approach (Edizione 1) McGraw-Hill 2014

Examination Methods

The task of the exam consists in verifying the comprehension of course contents and the ability to properly describe their arguments with appropriate scientific language.
Examination methods are the same for students who attended and for those who did not attend the course.
The exam consists of an oral test based on all the course contents
The exam is passed if the evaluation is greater or equal to 18/30.

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Graduation

For schedules, administrative requirements and notices on graduation sessions, please refer to the Graduation Sessions - Science and Engineering service.

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Thesis proposal for CdLM in Molecular and medical Biotechnology - LM9 Analytical chemistry - Analytical chemistry
Thesis proposal for CdLM in Molecular and medical Biotechnology - LM9 Biochemistry and molecular mechanisms of signal transduction - Biochemistry and molecular mechanisms of signal transduction
Thesis proposal for CdLM in Molecular and medical Biotechnology - LM9 Spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques - Spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques
Studio delle proprietà di luminescenza di lantanidi in matrici proteiche Synthetic Chemistry and Materials: Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry - Colloid chemistry
Stampa 3D di nanocompositi polimerici luminescenti per applicazioni in Nanomedicina Synthetic Chemistry and Materials: Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry - New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles
3D-bioprinting biofabrication laboratory Various topics
Organ on-a-chip Various topics

Attendance

As stated in point 25 of the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2021/2022, attendance is not mandatory. However, professors may require students to attend lectures for a minimum of hours in order to be able to take the module exam, in which case the methods that will be used to check attendance will be explained at the beginning of the module. 
Please refer to the Crisis Unit's latest updates for the mode of teaching.

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