CLINICAL PATHOLOGY III

CLINICAL PATHOLOGY III

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Code
68196
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
1 credits during the 2nd year of 9293 BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES (L/SNT3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/05
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES)
semester
2° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The Clinical Pathology III course deals with biological assays and laboratory blood tests characteristic of organ and bone marrow transplantation and autoimmune diseases.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aim of the course is to provide the principles underlie to a) organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, b) main features of autoimmune diseases. This aim focusing on in vitro assays to evaluate donor-recipient compatibility and biological parameters indicating: graft rejection and GVHD, diagnosis and progression of  autoimmune disease.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main aim of the course is to describe and analyze in detail a) the molecular mechanisms underliyng the graft versus host compatibility in organ or hematopoietic stem cells graft; b) the laboratory methods applied to determine this compatibility and the biochemical/molecular features of incompatibility reactions after the organ or hematopoietic stem cells graft (i.e. graft versus host disease and graft reaction); c) pathogenetic mechanims of systemic and organ specific autoimmune diseases; d) umoral and cellular parameters altered in autoimmune diseases.

The student has a) to know the reason why there is the graft versus host incompatibility, graft versus host reaction or graft rejection; b) to identify the methods applied to evaluate biological parameters during the above mentioned reactions; c) to know the serum parameters and the methods to evaluate these parameters during systemic and organ specific autoimmune diseases; d) to identify on the basis of a specific parameter the autoimmune disease and in which phase, among those analyzed in the program, may be present.

Teaching methods

Classroom-taught lectures, queries and replies on the next lesson, problem-based learning

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Organ and bone marrow transplantation, markers of transplant rejection, graft versus host disease (GVHD), methods to assess donor-recipient compatibility, methods to assess biological parameters during graft rejection and GVHD, basic principle of auto-reactivity, autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases, organ specific autoimmune diseases, autoimmune hepatitis, celiac disease, systemic autoimmune diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus, methods to assess biological parameters and diagnose autoimmune diseases.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lectures notes will be made available to all students via Aulaweb. Some topic can be further analyzed on the following text references:Roitt's Essential Immunology, 13th Editiondi Peter J. Delves, Seamus J. Martin, Dennis R. Burton, Ivan M. Roitt; ISBN: 978-1-118-41577-1, 576 pages, January 2017,Wiley-Blackwell; and on the site: http://www.roitt.com/; Janeway’sImmunobiologyEdition: 9th Author(s): Kenneth Murphy, Casey Weaver, Garland Science editor ISBN:9780815345053 Publication Date:March 28, 2016 Content Details: 904 pages | 621 illustrations, Language: English. Hematology, Basic Principles and Practice, Expert Consult Authors: Ronald Hoffman Edward Benz Leslie Silberstein Helen Heslop Jeffrey WeitzJohn Anastasi, Hardcover ISBN: 9781437729283, eBook ISBN: 9781455740413 Imprint: Churchill Livingstone, Published Date: 19th November 2012, Page Count: 2384

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students can book an appointment with the professor usually by professor's email  (alessandro.poggi@hsanmartino.it) and students will agree on date and time.

Exam Board

ALESSANDRO POGGI

ANNALISA FURFARO

paolo CARLIER

NICOLA TRAVERSO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Classroom-taught lectures, queries and replies on the next lesson, problem-based learning

LESSONS START

March 2019

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam.

Assessment methods

The student will be examined answering three queries on procedures and biological parameters relevant in pathological/clinical conditions that are subject of the course. The examination will be passed if the student knows and is able to assess which biological parameters should be studied in those pathological/clinical conditions.