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Laboratory Medicine - module of Clinical Pathology

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Clinical Pathology

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Academic year 2023/2024

Course ID
SCB0226C
Teachers
Elisa Menegatti (Lecturer)
Simone Baldovino (Lecturer)
Year
5th year
Teaching period
Second semester
Credits/Recognition
2
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
MED/05 - clinical pathology
Delivery
Lecture
Language
English
Attendance
Mandatory
Type of learning unit
modulo
Modular course
Laboratory Medicine (SCB0226)
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Sommario del corso

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Program

  • Organization and principles of the clinical analysis laboratory: the "core lab" and the "point of care testing"
  • Analytical methods mainly used in the clinical analysis laboratory
  • Appropriateness of laboratory tests
  • The basis of clinical pathology (CBC and related disorders, electrolyte blood gas analysis and acid-base balance, renal function parameters, urinalysis, proteinuria, sedimentological aspects, main organ damage markers, laboratory approach to coagulation disorders, principles of immunological diagnostics acute phase proteins, determination of plasma proteins, autoimmunity test)
  • Blood group systems and compatibility testing
  • Blood donors, blood collection, and donation testing
  • Blood processing and components
  • Indications for transfusion of blood components
  • Transfusion risks and haemovigilance
  • Pregnancy immuno-hematological implications
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Learning assessment methods

The exam test covers all disciplines included in the course and the final score proportionally takes into account the results of each module. Partial scores are kept valid until the next exam.

EXAMINATION ARRANGEMENTS: written 

  • MED/05 - Clinical pathology: 20 questions, brief open answers, 40 min time. No penalties for incorrect answers.
  • MED/07 - Clinical microbiology: 4 open questions (two brief and two broad), 40 min time. No penalties for incorrect answers.
  • BIO/12 - Clinical biochemistry: multiple-choice test. 16 questions. 20 min time. No penalties for incorrect answers.

Suggested readings and bibliography



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Notes

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