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ADE - ADVANCED INTERPRETATION OF THE URINE SEDIMENT

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Academic year 2023/2024

Course ID
SCB0384
Teacher
Elisa Menegatti (Lecturer)
Year
4th year
Teaching period
Second semester
Type
Elective
Credits/Recognition
1
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
MED/05 - clinical pathology
MED/14 - nephrology
Delivery
Blended
Language
English
Attendance
Mandatory
Type of examination
Quiz
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Sommario del corso

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Course objectives

The course "ADVANCED INTERPRETATION OF THE URINE SEDIMENT [SCB0384]” contributes to the achievement of the goals of the Medicine and Surgery curriculum providing the student with the knowledge required:

  • to develop specific expertise in decision making in diagnosis in the single patient in the specialistic areas;
  • to provide indications for appropriate use of diagnostic resources.
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Results of learning outcomes

At the end of the course "Advanced interpretation of the urine sediment" the students will know:

  • The parameters evaluated in the standard macroscopic and microscopic urine analysis and their significance
  • The laboratory methods for standard urine analysis including sample preparation for sediment examination
  • The difference between normal and abnormal urine sediment constituents.
  • The significant urinary sediment constituents associated with the most common renal diseases

The students will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of each test included in routine urinalysis.
  • Evaluate laboratory test outcomes.
  • Recognize the elements present in the urinary sediment
  • Correlate test results with patient condition(s).
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Program

The program of the course "Advanced interpretation of the urine sediment" is the following:

  • Physical and chemical parameters included in macroscopic and microscopic urine screening. Specimen preparation 
  • Commercial systems and the glass-slide method for sediment examination.
  • Description and recognition of formed elements in urine sediment (red blood cells, white blood cells, epithelial cells, cast, crystals, parasites).
  • Cast formation, classification and clinical significance
  • Crystals formation, classification and clinical significance
  • Urinalysis findings in renal glomerular and tubular disease.
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Course delivery

The course will provide 10 hours of teaching. Further learning material will be presented to students on Turin University's Moodle platform

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Learning assessment methods

The learning will be verified through a written test consisting of 10 multiple-choice questions. The exam will be considered passed if the student correctly answers seven questions out of 10

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Support activities

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Suggested readings and bibliography

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Notes

Min. number of students: 5

Maximum number of students: 30

 

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Class scheduleV

Lessons: from 05/02/2024 to 07/02/2024

Notes: from h. 14:00

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