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CODE 70736
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/46
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquire practical skills inherent to a basic laboratory: management of biological samples, treatments, conservation, manual and IT acceptance, management of automatic sorting systems, use of LIS systems
use and management of analyzers for blood coagulation, microscopy.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquire practical skills inherent in a clinical pathology laboratory with execution of tests under the supervision of trainee guides: management of biological samples; sample handling and storage; IT acceptance; management of automatic and manual sorting systems; use of LIS systems; use and management of analyzers for hematology, e-coagulation, microscopy; tests in clinical chemistry, chain of custody, execution of blood gas analyzers urinalysis. The anthropology of health has the objective of making known the connection between the concepts of health, environment and care by combining the medical-biological needs with the numerous cultural solicitations that act before and during the disease. The acquisition of an "anthropological gaze" also allows us to give due consideration to the non-biological determinants of the disease. Provide basic psychological knowledge related to the relationship between healthcare professional, patient and patient's family. Starting from interpersonal relationships, the main theories relating to language, verbal and non-verbal, and its use in the communicative field are proposed, underlining the dangers associated with the dissonances between communicative intention and effective communication with particular attention to the operator-patient and operator- family members; provide a summary of the distinctive characteristics of the sociological gaze, to then apply it to the relationships between the various players in the health system. It proposes the main approaches through which health and disease have been studied and the relationship between health professionals, patients and health facilities. It then explores the theme of communication and its relations with the healthcare organization that produces healt

TEACHING METHODS

Learning activities of basic laboratory techniques with compulsory attendance of 100% of the planned hours of the laboratories and direct learning of laboratory techniques through the use of instruments with the guidance of professionals belonging to the same professional profile. There are no individual study hours.

The practical training course begins after the end of the second semester lessons from May to September.

During the exam, the rules regarding the assessment method of DSA certified students or other educational needs indicated by the university will be respected. (e.g.: additional time in the case of written exams, use of concept maps to be viewed for approval by the teachers at least one week before the exam date.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Pre-analytical sector 20 h:

• Reception and sorting of biological samples (automatic and manual sorting systems)

• Electronic acceptance of samples

• Evaluation of the adequacy of the sample

• Introduction to the various lines of work

• Management of non-conformities

Clinical chemistry sector 110 h:

• Centrifugation of biological samples

• Use of instruments in clinical chemistry by applying the knowledge acquired in the lectures.

• Execution and evaluation of calibrations and control charts for the validation of the analytical session

• Execution of clinical chemistry tests

• Execution of special tests: toxicological tests, drug dosage and blood gas analysis

• Technical validation of the results

 

Coagulation sector 70 h:

• Computerized management of samples

• Operation and correct use of centrifuges

• Use of coagulometers: description of operating principles, preparation of reagents, quality control

• Management of work lines (level I and II coagulation tests): reconstitution of reagents, preparation of dilutions, preparation of samples with double centrifugation, technical validation

 

Hematology sector 105 h:

• Elements on the functioning of automatic blood cell counters and relative hemochromocytometric determinations with evaluation of quality controls

• Morphological examination of the CSF

• Lymphocyte typing

• Preparation of peripheral blood smears and May-Grunwald-Giemsa staining in Thoma chamber and microscope reading

• ESR

• Occult blood in stool

 

Urine sector – microscopy 70 h:

• Knowledge on the functioning of automatic devices for the analysis of urine samples and their use

• Knowledge of computerized acceptance and use of the management PC

• Chemical urine test

• Preparation for microscopic examination of the urine sediment and use of the microscope

• Comparison tests between cytofluorimetric reading and microscopic reading of the sediment on random samples

• Search for occult blood in faeces

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

 

The practical training course begins after the end of the second semester lessons from May to September.

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

At the end of the curricular internship path with a positive result, the student will have to take the annual internship exam in September with the execution of laboratory tests.

The exam will take place in the teaching laboratory on the skills acquired during the preparatory laboratory and the curricular internship.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Verification of the ability to perform laboratory tests with description of the techniques used and the purposes of the test for clinical-diagnostic investigations

During the exam, the rules regarding the assessment method of DSA certified students or other educational needs indicated by the university will be respected. (e.g.: additional time in the case of written exams, use of concept maps to be viewed for approval by the teachers at least one week before the exam date.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students can request information and support from the Internship Coordinator and Clinical Tutors