Learning outcomes of the course unit
The module is inserted in the teaching of Clinical Pathology Perioperative Medicine.
It aims to raise awareness and understanding of the student the meaning of laboratory tests for the purpose of major diseases. In particular, being inserted in the Teaching of Perioperative Medicine, aims to make early detection of diseases that can emerge from their assessment and that may interfere with the performance and the result of the intervention.
The student at the end of the course, will be able to use the acquired knowledge in order to identify the diseases and problems of the patient in general and in particular of the surgical patient.
It must also be able, in the light of the objective problems of the patient, to draw up a care plan appropriate to its specific condition and to emerging issues.
Fundamentals of biochemistry and general pathology
Course contents summary
The first series of lectures provides basic knowledge about the type and the method of application of laboratory tests and their purpose.
They are then described methods of handling, storage, transportation and shipment of biological samples, methods of assessment of their suitability and methods of preservation. They also examined the possible factors interfering with the variability of the result.
In the second series of lessons we get to the application of laboratory tests and their relationship to specific diseases.
Provides the necessary elements in order to interpret the meaning of changes in the main laboratory.
Techniques for sampling and storage of blood and biological materials. Composition of the blood. Main routine tests and their usefulness: complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, blood glucose, glycated hemoglobin, liver and kidney function, electrolytes, lipid profile, coagulation, urinalysis. Urgent exams. Tumor markers. Markers of myocardinal damage. Monitoring of the diabetic patient.
L. Triolo: Medicine for Health Care Workers - Ed. Piccin - last edition
The teaching will be carried out not only lectures, but also with interactive teaching and presentation of reports and case studies that will give students the chance to meet with real cases, in order to learn to be inferred from laboratory data and underlying diseases issues related to them.
Assessment methods and criteria
The learning and the degree of preparation is checked by written examination with multiple choice quizzes on the arguments put forward and discussed during the lessons.
The student must demonstrate that they have acquired adequate knowledge and skills to recognize the alterations of laboratory tests are important for the proper care of the patient, in particular of the surgical patient.
The examination shall be deemed passed if the student will be provided at least 80% correct answers.
During the lecture series will run two tests in progress, without attribution to vote, in order to reveal any need to study.
The final grade will be formulated based on the overall judgment of Teachers Teaching which owns the module in question.
Slides will be available at the end of the course.