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CODE 70737
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 knowledge and practical skills related to clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunometry, bacteriology, basic mycobacteriology, histology and cytology.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The second year training course includes 575 hours of student activity at specialized laboratories in order to acquire skills with the purely practical activity envisaged by the profile of the Biomedical Laboratory Technician. The traineeship path is divided by sectors in periods of between two and five weeks. Before the professional training period, students must acquire 1 CFU of laboratory preparatory to the apprenticeship with obligatory presence.

Acquire knowledge and practical skills related to clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunometry, bacteriology, mycobacteriology, histology and cytology techniques.

TEACHING METHODS

Learning activities of specialized laboratory techniques with compulsory attendance of 100% of the planned hours of the laboratories and direct learning through the use of tools with the guidance of professionals belonging to the same Professional Profile. There are no hours of individual study.

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

Acquire knowledge and practical skills related to the clinical pathology, microbiology, pathological anatomy and blood bank laboratory with execution of the tests under the supervision of the trainee guides: Acquire knowledge and practical skills related to blood component management and treatment techniques, microbiology, immunometry, bacteriology, mycobacteriology, histology and cytology.

Immunohematology sector I (blood bank) 70 h:

• Blood sampling room activities: medical history, suitability for donation, collection of test tubes for mandatory tests

• Technical validation and acceptance of incoming units

• Production of level 1 blood components

• Production of level II blood components: production of plt pools from B.C., PRP, EMC washing, EMC irradiation, platelet split

• Plasma freezing, storage and distribution for clinical and industrial use

• Management and distribution of blood components

• Biological validation of blood components

• Self-donations

• Quality controls of ECMs

• Self-donations

• Use and maintenance of industry equipment

 

electrophoresis sector 70 h:

• Execution of electrophoresis of serum proteins with Capillarys method in liquid phase.

• Acquisition of the principle of equipment operation, preparation of reagents and quality controls

• Visualization of serum, normal and pathological electrophoretic traces

• Performing the zonal electrophoresis of urine on agarose gel

• Preparation and use of buffer and dye for gel electrophoresis

• Demonstration of serum and / or urinary immunofixation methods

• Protein dosage with nephelometric method. Preparation of reagents, calibrations, quality controls and validation of results

 

Immunometry sector 70 h:

• Knowledge of the main immunometric researches

• Acquisition of the main techniques applied in immunometry

• Automation in immunometry, use of this in the daily routine

• Importance of the accuracy of the data processed according to the control / calibration performed on the equipment in use

• Detection and processing of data obtained from the analyzes, autonomous management of the results with consequent development of the control and / or confirmation methods

• Interpretation of the data obtained

• The error in immunometry: cause, treatment and remedy

 

Microbiology sector 175 h:

• Acquisition of bacteriology laboratory techniques: environments, gowns, disposable gloves, glasses and mask for special manipulations

• Containers, collection, transport, acceptance and rejection of the sample sorting sample

• Culture grounds: solid, liquid, enriched, selective, differential

• Material sowing protocols

• Interpretation of growths on the plates in relation to the seeded materials

• Protocols for identification and antibiogram

• Colony morphology and isolation on selective media

• Preparation of slides and stains: Gram, Ziel Nilsen, Methylene blue, Indian ink

• Manual and automatic identification, meaning of bionumero and serological identification indexes

• Manual antibiogram and with the use of automatic systems, MIC, Etest

• Anaerobic germs: culture in an oxygen-free atmosphere, identification

• Mycology yeasts and aerial mycelial forms recognition

• Protection and safety in cultures for mycobacteria

• Sample decontamination and sowing in solid and liquid soils

• Gene amplification techniques

 

Pathological anatomy sector 175 h:

• Registration and filing of the material

• Storage and fixation of the material

• Sampling

• Paraffin embedding techniques

• Cutting techniques

• Cytological preparations for exfoliative cytology

• Cytological preparations of liquids

• Basic histological staining

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

From December to the end of September except during the lesson period

 

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