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.

A.A. 2018/2019

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 18, 2019 Jul 18, 2019
Sessione Autunnale Oct 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019
Sessione Invernale Mar 18, 2020 Mar 18, 2020
Holidays
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Sospensione dell'attività didattica Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2018
Festa dell’Immacolata Dec 8, 2018 Dec 8, 2018
Vacanze di Natale Dec 24, 2018 Jan 6, 2019
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 19, 2019 Apr 28, 2019
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2019 Apr 25, 2019
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2019 Jun 2, 2019
Vacanze estive Aug 5, 2019 Aug 18, 2019

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C D G L M P S

Accordini Simone

simone.accordini@univr.it +39 045 8027657

Belussi Alberto

alberto.belussi@univr.it +39 045 802 7980

Bicego Manuele

manuele.bicego@univr.it +39 045 802 7072

Bombieri Cristina

cristina.bombieri@univr.it 045-8027209

Bombieri Nicola

nicola.bombieri@univr.it +39 045 802 7094

Boscaini Maurizio

maurizio.boscaini@univr.it

Busato Federico

federico.busato@univr.it

Calanca Andrea

andrea.calanca@univr.it +39 045 802 7847

Cicalese Ferdinando

ferdinando.cicalese@univr.it +39 045 802 7969

Combi Carlo

carlo.combi@univr.it 045 802 7985

Constantin Gabriela

gabriela.constantin@univr.it 045-8027102

Daducci Alessandro

alessandro.daducci@univr.it +39 045 8027025

Dall'Alba Diego

diego.dallalba@univr.it +39 045 802 7074

Delledonne Massimo

massimo.delledonne@univr.it 045 802 7962; Lab: 045 802 7058

Giugno Rosalba

rosalba.giugno@univr.it 0458027066

Laudanna Carlo

carlo.laudanna@univr.it 045-8027689

Liptak Zsuzsanna

zsuzsanna.liptak@univr.it +39 045 802 7032

Malerba Giovanni

giovanni.malerba@univr.it 045/8027685

Marcon Alessandro

alessandro.marcon@univr.it +39 045 802 7668

Maris Bogdan Mihai

bogdan.maris@univr.it +39 045 802 7074

Perduca Massimiliano

massimiliano.perduca@univr.it +39 045 802 7984

Sala Pietro

pietro.sala@univr.it 0458027850

Salvagno Gian Luca

gianluca.salvagno@univr.it 045 8124308-0456449264

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
Final exam
24
E
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2° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Final exam
24
E
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Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
English B2 level
4
F
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Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Other activities
2
F
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Teaching code

4S004560

Credits

6

Coordinatore

Cristina Bombieri

The teaching is organized as follows:

Fundamentals of medical genetics

Credits

3

Period

II semestre

Human genetics

Credits

3

Period

II semestre

Academic staff

Cristina Bombieri

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providig competences of human medical and molecular genetics and of advanced technologies and methods used to study and analyse genetic diseases, with emphasis given to the role played by genetic factors, defined at different resolution levels, from chromosome to single nucleotide, in Mendelian diseases, complex traits and cancer development and in the individual drug response, as well as at helping students develop thier ability to critically assess genetic information and apply it to theoretical, experimental and professional contexts.

Upon succesful completion of the course, the students will gain broad knowledge and skills to
- understand principles and mechanisms responsible for the occurrence of the different kind of genetic diseases and of the individual variation to pharmacological treatment and of precision medicine,
- understanding of genetic data analysis in single individuals, families or populations and to interpret results
- critically assess genetic information and apply it to theoretical, experimental and professional contexts,
- choose the most appropriate tools and techniques for genetic analysis and critically evaluate the results,
- communicate effectively with all the parties involved in the use or development of bioinformatics tools applied to molecular diagnosis and scientific research in the medical genetic field,
- carry out autonomously further studies within the bioinformatics tools for genetic analysis.

Program

The teaching consists of two units: Human Genetics and Fundamentals of Medical Genetics. The Human Genetics unit is propaedeutic to the Fundamentals of Medical Genetics one.

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- Cytogenetics and medical cytogenetics. Uniparental Disomy.
- Bases of human genetics. Human genome organization.
- Fundamentals of classical genetics. Pedigree construction and analysis.
- Epigenetics and regulation of gene expression. X chromosome inactivation.
- Parent-of-origin effects, imprinting and genomic imprinting disorders.
- Molecular genetics in medicine. Mutations; Molecular pathology; Genotype-phenotype correlation. Somatic and Germinal Mosaicism.
- Diseases due to expansion of unstable repeat sequences (dynamic mutations).
- Non coding RNA and diseases.
- Genetic variation in individuals and populations.
- DNA polymorphisms and genetic markers. Identity by State and by descendant.
- Application of genetic polymorphism analysis (genetic profiling): paternity testing; bone marrow transplantation, diagnosis by linkage analysis.
- Genetic risks and risk estimation. Application of Bayes’ Theorem.

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MM: FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL GENETICS
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- Mendelian disease gene and mutation identification. Genetic mankers and mapping. Linkage disequilibrium. Disease causing mutations
- Study of single-gene diseases: lessons fromThalassemia and Cystic Fibrosis.
- Modifier genes and complexity in single-gene disorders.
- Cancer genetics.
- The inheritance of multifactorial traits. Genetics of common disorders with complex inheritance.
- General aspects of the identification of genetic factors in complex diseases. Segregation analysis, mapping.
- Parametric and Non parametric Linkage. Linkage disequilibrium. Linkage and association analyses.
- Pharmacogenetics and precision medicine. Individual variation of drug response.
- Genome scan analysis.
- Genome sequencing and Genomic, Exomic, and Transcriptomic analysis.
- Bioinformatics and Genomics.

The teaching will be delivered through frontal sessions covering the whole exam program and aimed at achieving the learning outcomes: 12 lessons of Human Genetics followed by 12 lessons of Fundamentals of Medical Genetics. The course will be held in english.
To successfully address the course, rudimentary knowledge of biology and formal genetics fundamentals may be helpful. To this purpose the first lessons of human genetics unit will be dedicated to briefly recap this basic concepts. Additional didactic supports, can be provided by the teachers, to the students missing some or all the basic knowledge.
Besides the reference texts, oral explanations will be coadiuvated by PowerPoint presentations. Summaries of these presentations, other additional didactic materials and possible updatings and communications, from both units, will be made available to students, in pdf format for download, through a dedicated homepage on the University e-Learning platform, troughout the course.
During the whole Academic Year, students may request personal reception to the teachers, by phone or e-mail.

Examination Methods

The exam consists in a single oral discussion on the topics listed in the syllabus of both the units, and can be taken in one of the four available sessions, scheduled as follow: 2 in the Summer Session at the end of the teaching, 1 in Autumn Session, 1 in Extraordinary Session in Winter.
The student will have to demonstrate to possess an advanced comprehension of the teaching contents allowing the critic analysis and reprocessing of the studied notions and to know how to apply the acquired knowledge to distinguish the various types of inheritance, interpret pedigree and genetic data, interpret genomic and sequencing data, recognise the different mutations and genetic factors involved in genetic disease development, determine and analyse genetic frequencies in a population, determine the recurrence genetic risk, solving proposed exercises and exposing their arguments accurately, with clarity and using the appropriate scientific language.
At the end of the interview, a single global evaluation, expressed as a score out of 30, will be made considering the student's overall preparation on both units. A final mark of 18/30 is needed to pass the exam. All students will be tested for the same skills: content of the exam will be the same for attending and non-attending students.

Bibliografia

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
Strachan T. and Read A. Human Molecular Genetics (Edizione 5) Garland Science (CRC press) 2018 Supplementary reading text

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Attendance

As stated in point 25 of the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2021/2022, attendance at the course of study is not mandatory.
Please refer to the Crisis Unit's latest updates for the mode of teaching.

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