BASIC CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
This course aims to provide students with the theoretical notions of basic techniques that are considered essential to facilitate the understanding and acquisition of professional skills that they will experience during the first internship in a lab Clinical chemistry and microbiology.
Course contents summary
The second module of instruction includes technical-scientific topics that incorporate concepts of pre-analytical and analytical variability that can affect laboratory errors until they get to know the basic techniques used for clinical biochemistry analyzes.
• Pre-analytical variability (treatment and preservation of biological materials).
• Laboratory error.
• General characteristics of measurement techniques.
• The separation techniques of biological material.
• The main measurement techniques used in a clinical chemistry laboratory (photometry, spectrophotometry, chromatography, fluorimetry, turbidimetry, nefelometry, electrophoresis and immunochemistry, and features of serology, immunohematology and radiochemistry).
L. Spandrio "Principles and Techniques of Clinical Chemistry" Piccin EditoreWidmann "Clinical Interpretation of Laboratory Examinations" edited by G. Gazzola, R. Franchi-Gazzola, V. D'Asta, O. Bussolati, R. Sala
R. Malvano, A. Chiacchio, G. Vignati "The diagnostic value of the laboratory data"
G. Polizzi, C. Gagliano, "Pre-analytical Variability"
The didactic methodology used in a participatory way involves frontal lessons with the aid of computer and audiovisual media, a discussion in the classroom aimed at inducing reflection and practical exercises to facilitate the manual use and proper use of laboratory aids.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written and oral examination including a series of questions related to the topics discussed during the lessons / exercises to test the degree of understanding of the concepts, the level of use of the correct terminology, and the student's ability to reason.
Nothing to report.