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CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY

CODE 58032
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 1 cfu during the 1st year of 8745 MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA(LM-41) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/12
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Provide the basic knowledge to understand the meaning of the main laboratory parameters that constitute the "chemical-clinical profile", a kind of "physical examination" by means of laboratory tests. Acquire basic knowledge about the units of measurement of these parameters and their dynamic range in pathological conditions. Identify deviations from the norm indicative of pathology.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Face-to-face or video-recorded lessons (in presence), available on aulaweb, depending on anti-covid guidelines by the University of Genova.

    During the lectures, the main laboratory tests related to the program topics, the unit of measurement and normal values, and the extent of deviation from normality in some examples of diseases will be presented.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The topics covered in the clinical biochemistry part of the biochemistry 2 course concern clinical aspects of glucose, lipid and nitrogen metabolisms covered in the course; in particular, the following topics will be explored: the chemistry-clinical profile (complete blood count, serum protein electrophoresis, non-protein nitrogen, serum enzymes), liver function and necrosis tests, general markers of inflammation, laboratory tests in dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus, muscle biochemistry, indicators of nutritional status.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    on-line available slides and Biochemistry with clinical aspects, Devlin, Edises

    Elementi di biochimica clinica, M. Ciaccio, Edises

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    GIANLUCA DAMONTE (President)

    SANTINA BRUZZONE (President)

    MIRKO BENVENUTI

    MICHELA TONETTI

    ELENA ZOCCHI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    For lessons start and timetable go to the link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/

    Please check the module Aulaweb page for timetable updates dependent on the sanitary and epidemic situation

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will verify the attainment of the teaching objectives, by means of a written, multiple choice test (31 questions), performed live in the classroom or on a digital platform, depending on the prescriptions imposed by the SARS-CoV2 emergency. The final grade is expressed in degrees (up to 30, with the possibility of the "cum laude"), and the exam will be passed with at least 18/30 points.

    Both parts of the Biochemistry 2 exam (metabolic biochemistry + clinical biochemistry) must be passed in the same exam session.

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exam will verify the achievement of the formative objectives; in particular, it will ascertain the student's knowledge of the clinical meaning of the biochemical-clinical parameters presented during the lessons, of the unit of measure in which they are expressed and of their dynamic range in the main pathologies for which they represent a diagnostic-prognostic tool. The ability to choose, among some proposed tests, those suitable to solve a specific diagnostic question, and the ability to identify deviations from the norm indicative of pathology, will be evaluated.

    Please refer to the AulaWeb instance specific to the teaching for possible updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    09/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    09/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/01/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    26/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    03/02/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    09/02/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    23/02/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    24/02/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    01/06/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    05/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    23/06/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    26/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    07/07/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    10/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    25/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    18/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    On-demand tutorials and questions, either in presence (at DIMES, Sez. Biochimica, Viale Benedetto XV 1, 1st floor) or via the Teams platform, by appointment (ezocchi@unige.it).