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Provide the students with the fundamental elements about the main characteristics of laboratory examinations and the meaning of some of the main classes of diseases markers measurable in a clinical laboratory
Provide the student with the basic elements on the main general characteristics of the clinical laboratory tests (accuracy, precision, sensitivity, specificity, predictive value) and on the meaning of some classes of disease markers measurable in the clinical analysis laboratory (inflammation, cell damage and tumor markers and markers of function of some organs)
Frontal lessons, with possible dialectical interactions with students. In relation to the health situation in our country, the lessons can be delivered online, preferably live streaming.
Generic illustration of the reality of a Laboratory Analysis with frequency in some laboratories, if the health situation permits.
General concepts of clinical pathology (precision, accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, predictive value)
Markers of inflammation and meaning of the main plasma proteins, leukocytosis. Cell damage markers. Renal and liver function markers. Markers of endocrine functions. Tumor markers: general concepts and main markers used in the clinic; liquid biopsy: analysis of circulating tumor DNA and circulating tumor cells (state of the art). Evaluation test of the hemostatic process.
Exercise activities in the analysis laboratory
Lecture notes on Aulaweb covering all the topics of the program will be provided to students; support book (NOT mandatory): Widmann: Clinical interpretation of laboratory tests, McGrow Hill
Office hours: For appointments, contact the Professor via email at: Nicola.Traverso@unige.it. The teacher's office is located in the General Pathology Section of DIMES, Via Leon Battista Alberti 2, 1st floor, 16132 Genoa Nicola Traverso is the Coordinator of the Integrated Course of Clinical Pathology and Immunohematology
GIUSEPPE MURDACA (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)
second semester of the academic year of reference (indicatively beginning of March)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Students will be assessed with a written test with questions (about 45 in 60 minutes) with multiple answers (on average 4 alternatives). The student will always have to choose the best one among the suggested answers. There will be no penalty for incorrect answers or left blank. If the health situation does not allow the presence test, a remote live test will be prepared, and it will be possible that the modalities are modestly modified, for example, the time allowed may be shorter.
The student will undergo a multiple choice test of about 45 questions including all the topics covered in class. Each correct answer will be worth one point, No penalty for wrong answers or left blank. The score will then be proportionally converted to thirtieths. A score <18/30 is considered insufficient.