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CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

CODE 68195
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 4 cfu during the 2nd year of 9293 TECNICHE DI LABORATORIO BIOMEDICO(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/05
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The Clinical Pathology 2 course concerns the study of the meaning of some types of clinical disease markers measured in clinical analysis laboratories

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

     

    The educational objective of the course is to provide the student with the fundamental elements on the meaning of some classes of disease markers measurable in the clinical analysis laboratory, with laboratory and clinical correlations


     

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Provide the student with the knowledge necessary for the meaning of some classes of disease markers (in particular markers of inflammation, cell damage, neoplasm, kidney and liver function and endocrine and metabolic functions) measurable in the laboratory of clinical analyses.
    The student must acquire the ability to describe the meaning of the test, remember the reference levels, understand the meaning of values ​​above or below the reference values, know the situations in which a specific test is indicated.

    PREREQUISITES

    Basic knowledge of biology, histology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, general pathology and pathophysiology are prerequisites of the course.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The lessons are held frontally and interactions with students will be sought as much as possible. In consideration of the health situation in our country, the lessons can be delivered online, possibly via live streaming.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Markers of inflammation, significance of the dosage of plasma proteins, evaluation of the leukocyte formula. Monoclonal Gammapathy. Cell damage markers, enzymatic and non-enzymatic, with clinical correlations. Renal function markers: renal clearance concept, significance of creatinine and plasma urea; estimate of VFG with formulas. Bilirubin: van den Berg test, direct and indirect bilirubin, conjugated and unconjugated bilirubin; clinical correlations. Tumor markers: correct use and correlations with tumor sites; meanings of liquid biopsy and research of circulating tumor DNA. Lipid and carbohydrate metabolism markers. Endocrine function markers. Urinalysis.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Lecture notes on Aulaweb covering all the topics of the program will be provided to students; support books (NOT mandatory): Widmann: Clinical interpretation of laboratory tests, McGrow Hill; M. Ciaccio, G. Lippi: Biochimica Clinica e Medicina di Laboratorio, Edises

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    paolo CARLIER (President)

    ANNA LISA FURFARO (President)

    ALESSANDRO POGGI (President)

    NICOLA TRAVERSO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    second semester of the academic year of reference (indicatively beginning of March)

    Class schedule

    CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will take place through an interview with the student to assess the student's knowledge and the ability to link the learned notions.
    In consideration of the health situation in our country, the exams may be conducted remotely

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The student will be examined on the contents of at least two chapters covered in the lessons, with questions aimed at assessing his learning and his ability to make connections between the topics. The knowledge and definition of the basic elements of the subject must be known for the exam to be considered sufficient. The ability to critically interpret the value of the analytes on which the examination will focus will be assessed.