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CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY

CODE 62660
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 2 credits during the 2nd year of 8746 School of Dental Medicine (LM-46) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (School of Dental Medicine)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Clinical biochemistry is the discipline that studies the meaning and clinical use of laboratory tests, which represent a fundamental part of the modern medical-diagnostic reasoning. In the part of this integrated course dedicated to clinical biochemistry the student will be given basic notions about the principal laboratory tests used in medicine: clinical significance, units of measurement, limits of normality, dynamic excursion in pathological situations.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The clinical biochemistry part of the course will systematically address the study of laboratory medicine of the main organs and bodily functions. The course comprises 20 hours of plenary lectures during which simple case-studies will also be discussed, allowing the students to put into practice the basic knowledge acquired and test their understanding of laboratory tests.

Students will acquire knowledge about the principal laboratory tests exploring organ and tissue function and will be able to use these tests in a diagnostic reasoning. In particular, the normal range and the dynamic range of the common laboratory tests will be discussed and simple clinical studies exemplified during the lessons will provide the opportunity to use the information in an evidence-based diagnostic process.

 

TEACHING METHODS

plenary lectures (delivered on the Teams platform due to the SARS-CoV2 emergency) will describe the most frequently prescribed clinical laboratory tests and their use in a diagnostic process; simple clinical cases will be presented and discussed to enable students to apply the tests to a clinical setting

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Laboratory tests exploring the following conditions: Blood and coagulation disorders, Metabolic disorders, Endocrine disorders, Inflammation and infectious diseases, Renal function, Cardiovascular function, Hepatic function, Pancreas and digestive disorders, Microbiota and dysbiosis.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

on-line available (aula web) slides; Common laboratory tests - Vaughn G. Appleton & Lange

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MONICA AVERNA (President)

ELENA ZOCCHI (President)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

plenary lectures (delivered on the Teams platform due to the SARS-CoV2 emergency) will describe the most frequently prescribed clinical laboratory tests and their use in a diagnostic process; simple clinical cases will be presented and discussed to enable students to apply the tests to a clinical setting

LESSONS START

as on calendar

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of a written multiple choice test (on the Teams platform). The final result expressed in thirtieth will be weighted and averaged with the vote of the systematic biochemistry part.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The questions will explore the student's knowledge of the main laboratory tests of the "clinical chemistry profile", both in terms of normal and dynamic range during organ or tissue diseases dealt with during the course. Some questions will evaluate the student's ability to conduct a diagnostic reasoning based on laboratory test results.

FURTHER INFORMATION

face-to-face in the office (DIMES, Section Biochemistry, Viale Benedetto XV 1, 4th floor) or on a Teams platform, as indicated by University guidelines; in any case, by appointment via mail (ezocchi@unige.it)