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CODE 67946
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/08
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GE SAN MARTINO
  • GE GALLIERA
  • GE ASL 3
  • CHIAVARI
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SAVONA
  • IMPERIA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students have to familiarize with the terminology relating to the different types of material that are examined in pathology lab (cytological examinations, biopsy and surgical histological examinations), knowing the methods of collection, storage and sending in pathological anatomy as well as the diagnostic information that is necessary to provide. The operating methods and the Italian laws concerning the execution of autopsies will be examined. Students  have to familiarize with the classification systems, grading and staging of neoplasms and with the clinical-pathological diagnostic procedures of the most frequent neoplasms. Finally, the main ancillary techniques used in pathology lab will be treated.

TEACHING METHODS

The lessons are carried out  with the aid of slides and films (the latter for the part concerning the autopsy and the macroscopic examination of the organs). Discussion and active participation of students during lessons is encouraged with examples taken from clinical practice which they may have had access during internship activities. The teaching material used during lessons is provided to students via Aulaweb Unige to complement the recommended textbooks

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

THE HISTOPATHOLOGY OF MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS

• The classification of malignant neoplasms

• Graduation of malignant neoplasms (grading)

• Pathological staging of malignant neoplasms (staging)

THE AUTOPSY

• The types of autopsies

• Practical and legislative aspects of the RD

• The aims of the RD

• The times of the RD and the cadaverous phenomena

HISTOPATHOLOGY

• Biopsies

• Types of biopsies

• Role of the pathologist in "Surgical Pathology"

• Management of histological material

• Sending and acceptance of the material

• Fixation and macroscopic examination

• Processing and preparation

CYTOPATHOLOGY

• What is cytology – advantages and disadvantages

• Types of cytological examination

• Preparation and evaluation of samples and limits

• Urine test

• Cytology of the respiratory system

• Cytology of liquids from serous cavities

• The PAP smear

INTRAOPERATIVE EXAMINATION (FREEZER)

• Indications and contraindications of the intraoperative examination

• Sending of material and methodology

• Possible responses and the diagnostic error

 

1. ANCILLARY TECHNIQUES

1. Histochemistry

2. Immunohistochemistry

3. Electron microscopy

4. Molecular biology

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Ruco e Scarpa- Anatomia Patologica – Le basi. UTET (1° ediz., 2008)
  • Robbins & Cotran- Le basi patologiche delle malattie. EDRA MASSON (9° ediz. Italiana, 2015)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLO BUCCHIONI

FRANCA DEIANA

VINCENZO DI PILATO

PIER ANDREA DUSI

FEDERICA GRILLO

BARBARA MARENGO

LUCA MASTRACCI

SUSANNA PENCO

CHIARA PERFUMO

GIAMPAOLA PESCE

GABRIELLA PIETRA

ALESSANDRO RASO

CINZIA SCARONE

GRAZIA MARIA SPAGGIARI

STEFANIA VERNAZZA

ROBERTA RICCIARELLI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

CHIARA VITALE (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

II year of course, I semester

Class schedule

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EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam takes place as an integrated course, in written and oral mode, as specified below:

• The Pathological Anatomy test is a multiple choice quiz, made up of 16 questions.

• The General Pathology test is oral.

The student will have to identify the correct answer among the 3 proposed answers.

For the written tests, the LAP (Acceptable level of performance) is: 9 (the student must have correctly answered at least 9 questions out of the 15 total).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The quiz questions are developed with the aim of evaluating the cognitive learning of basic knowledge on the topics addressed in the classroom and described in the course program.