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CODE 67353
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/05
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The teaching of clinical pathology aims to provide the basic tools for the interpretation of some classes of laboratory disease markers

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The fundamental training objective is the identification of the characteristics of the diagnostic tests that allow their evaluation. Ancillary objective: to present some classes of disease markers.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowing the concepts of general clinical pathology (accuracy and precision, sensitivity and diagnostic specificity, sensitivity and methodological specificity, positive and negative predictive value, normal range, decision levels). Knowing the main analysis tests concerning inflammatory pathologies, cell damage and neoplasms, with their main uses and meanings.

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge of anatomy, histology, biochemistry, physiology

TEACHING METHODS

The lessons are held in a frontal way with every possible interaction with the students. In consideration of the health situation in our country, the lessons can be delivered online, possibly via live streaming.

Students with documented Specific Learning Disorders (SLD), or with any special needs, shall reach out to the Lecturer(s) and to the dedicated SLD Representative in the Department before class begins, in order to arrange the specific teaching methods and ensure proper achievement of the learning aims and outcomes.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

General clinical pathology: concepts of accuracy and precision, sensitivity and diagnostic specificity, sensitivity and methodological specificity, positive and negative predictive value, normal range, decision levels. Special clinical pathology: markers of inflammation (acute phase proteins and leukocytosis); tissue damage markers; tumor markers.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The course notes will be made available to students on Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA DE MARIA

DAVIDE CARLO MAGGI

MONICA PIZZONIA

CARMEN PIZZORNI

GIAN MARCO ROSA

NICOLA TRAVERSO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

EMANUELE CLAUDIO COZZANI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

October 2020

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam takes place in written form, with multiple choice tests, according to the methods described in the teaching card of the Integrated Course 67345 Medical Sciences 1.

In consideration of the health conditions of our country, the test could be administered online live, or replaced by oral evaluation.

During the exam, the rules regarding the assessment method of DSA certified students or other educational needs indicated by the university will be respected. In this specific case, additional time will be granted.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

An average of 8 questions will be proposed. At least four different answers will be suggested for each question. The answer to choose must be the most complete and the best of the suggested answers. The teacher reserves the right to partially evaluate non-optimal answers, but concentrically correct, even if incomplete. At least 3 answers must be correct for the exam to be considered passed
In consideration of the health conditions of our country, the test could be administered online live, or replaced by oral evaluation.

During the exam, the rules regarding the assessment method of DSA certified students or other educational needs indicated by the university will be respected. In this specific case, additional time will be granted.