Learning outcomes of the course unit
The objectives of the Immunohematology course are to enable the acquisition of knowledge and understanding about the ABO blood, the rhesus (Rh) blood groups, the others blood group antigens, and problems related to blood transfusion. the immmunoemathologic tests of first and second level: direct and indirect coombs test, identification and titration of anti-erythrocyte antibodies,. Acquire knowledge on hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) and other haemolytics diseases.Provide information on criteria for assessing donor suitability and type of blood components donation. Acquire knowledge and skills on, properties, collection, preparation procedures, preservation, quality and safety requirements of blood components and plasma by-products. Provide the basics on complications following blood transfusion and their handling . The course allows the student to apply the knowledge gained in the context of biomedical laboratory.
Course contents summary
Immunoemathology and transfusional medicine.
ABO blood groups and serum antibodies. The rhesus (Rh) blood groups. Other blood groups. Haemolytic disease of the newborn.
Basic knowledge on the taking of a blood sample and fitness of donors.
Blood components and plasma by-products: properties, directions for use, preparation procedures,preservation,quality and safety requirements
Complications following blood transfusion and their handling
G.Di Minno,F. Cirillo, G. Reali "Emocoagulazione ed emostasi. Immunoematologia e trasfusione " II Edizione. PICCIN
The topics in the program will be presented and discussed through lectures, with the aid of iconographic material, trying to involve the student so that it can be an active part of the lesson.
Assessment methods and criteria
Learning outcomes will be verified through an oral examination. Questions on the topics relating to the course will be used to test knowledge and understanding of the student in the discipline, and her/his ability to apply such knowledge and understanding in occupational contexts. Using the knowledge also acquired in other courses the student must demonstrate knowledge and understanding about the mechanisms of immune system activity in the context of immunohematology