At the end of this course the student should have a good knowledge and comprehension of the following topics:
The structure and functions of the different types of genetic laboratories
The role of the technicians inside the laboratories
Accreditation and certification of genetic laboratories: why and how.
Once acquired this background, the student should be able to perform the following activities Know and apply the safety procedures for laboratories
Know and apply the safety procedures for operators
Know and apply the safety procedures for sample and data
Course contents summary
The course treats of the organisation of the laboratories of medical genetics according to the italian law and to the Europen Community rules on genetic testing. In particular the role of the technicians is analysed.
Didactic material from the teacher
Oral lectures integrated by literature regarding what the law prescribes
Assessment methods and criteria
The achievement of the objectives is evaluate with a oral examination in the context of the integrate course