Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to enable the student to know, understand and interpret the main laboratory tests.
Basic knowledge of biology, cytology, histology and genetics is required to understand the topics covered in the course
Course contents summary
The lessons cover the issues related to laboratory tests and their interpretation.
Insertion of the Laboratory data in the diagnostic procedure and its functions in other optics such as prevention, prognosis, therapy and screening. Emergency exams and routines (examples)
Evaluation criteria of the analytical data
Factors that influence the reliability and interpretation of laboratory data:
Evaluation of iron metabolism
Hemoglobin and Bilirubin
Laboratory diagnostics anemias and diseases white blood cells
Evaluation of coagulation, fibrinolysis, platelet function
Major laboratory diagnostics coagulopathies
Cardiac ischemia markers
Chemical-physical examination of urine
Osmolarity and specific weight
Dosing of the main electrolytes
Uriemia, azotemia, creatinine (and clearance)
Proteinuria, glycosuria, hemoglobinuria, hematuria
Diabetes laboratory diagnostics
Main hepatic enzymes
Bile and bilirubin
Jaundice and urea cycle
Albumin and globulins
Meaning specific protein dosage
Dosage of plasma enzymes and hormones
G. Federici: Medicina di laboratorio - Mc Graw Hill (last edition)
Frontal lessons. During the lessons we will discuss the issues related to laboratory tests in relation to nursing.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment of the achievement of the objectives of the course will include a test with multiple choice quiz.