CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

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Code
67192
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
3 credits during the 3nd year of 8746 School of Dental Medicine (LM-46) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/05
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (School of Dental Medicine)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course of Clinical Pathology  examines the study of the main characteristics of laboratory examinations and the meaning of some types of disease markers measurable in a clinical laboratory

The technological and organizational realities of a Central Laboratory are illustrated.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide the students with the fundamental elements about the main characteristics of laboratory examinations and the meaning of some of the main classes of diseases markers measurable in a clinical laboratory

Techniques of the various Laboratory Diagnostic Areas are provided .

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide the student with the basic elements on the main general characteristics of the clinical laboratory tests (accuracy, precision, sensitivity, specificity, predictive value) and on the meaning of some classes of disease markers measurable in the clinical analysis laboratory (inflammation, cell damage and tumor markers  and markers of function of some organs)

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons, with possible dialectical interactions with students. In relation to the health situation in our country, the lessons can be delivered online, preferably live streaming.
Generic illustration of the reality of a Laboratory Analysis with frequency in some laboratories, if the health situation permits.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 General concepts of clinical pathology (precision, accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, predictive value)

Markers of inflammation and meaning of the main plasma proteins, leukocytosis. Cell damage markers. Renal and liver function markers. Markers of endocrine functions. Tumor markers: general concepts and main markers used in the clinic; liquid biopsy: analysis of circulating tumor DNA and circulating tumor cells (state of the art)

Exercise activities in the analysis laboratory

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture notes on Aulaweb covering all the topics of the program will be provided to students; support book (NOT mandatory): Widmann: Clinical interpretation of laboratory tests, McGrow Hill

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: For appointments, contact the Professor via email at: Nicola.Traverso@unige.it. The teacher's office is located in the General Pathology Section of DIMES, Via Leon Battista Alberti 2, 1st floor, 16132 Genoa  

Ricevimento: By appointment by email: annalisa.furfaro@unige.it

Exam Board

PATRIZIA ZENTILIN (President)

PAOLO DURANDO (President)

GILBERTO FILACI (President)

ITALO PORTO

GINO TRIPODI

NICOLA TRAVERSO

SIMONE NEGRINI

MARTINA BURLANDO

MARCO CANEPA

ANNALISA FURFARO

LUCA NANNI

GIUSEPPE MURDACA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons, with possible dialectical interactions with students. In relation to the health situation in our country, the lessons can be delivered online, preferably live streaming.
Generic illustration of the reality of a Laboratory Analysis with frequency in some laboratories, if the health situation permits.

LESSONS START

March 2021

EXAMS

Exam description

Students will be assessed with a written test with questions (about 45 in 60 minutes) with multiple answers (on average 4 alternatives). The student will always have to choose the best one among the suggested answers. There will be no penalty for incorrect answers or left blank. If the health situation does not allow the presence test, a remote live test will be prepared, and it will be possible that the modalities are modestly modified, for example, the time allowed may be shorter.

Assessment methods

The student will undergo a multiple choice test of about 45 questions including all the topics covered in class. Each correct answer will be worth one point, No penalty for wrong answers or left blank. The score will then be proportionally converted to thirtieths. A score <18/30 is considered insufficient.