Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student should (1) know the most commonly prescribed laboratory analyses in clinical pathology, (2) understand their role in diagnostic procedures, follow up and therapy monitoring, (3) properly evaluate their cost/benefit ratio and (4) apply this information to relevant clinical examples.
Mandatory propedeutic examinations are defined by the Course Cuncil.
Relevant bases of Biochemistry, Physiology, Immunology and General Pathology should be adequately recalled.
Course contents summary
- The laboratory in hematology.
- Laboratory evaluation of hemostasis.
- Clinical pathology of neoplasia
- Systemic parameters of inflammation and immunity
A) Clinical pathology in hematology:
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Anemia (sideropenic, of chronic disease, aplastic; sideroblastic, B12 and folate deficiency; hemolytic)
- Disorders of white blood cells
- Disorders of iron metabolism
- Lymphoproliferative and myeloproliferative disorders
B) The laboratory in hemostasis:
- Bleeding disorders: alterations of primary and secondary hemostasis
- Thromboembolic disease and thrombophilia
- Monitoring of anticoagulant therapies
C) Inflammation and immunity:
- ESR and acuta phase proteins
- Complement, cytokines and chemokines
- Cellular immunity
- Autoimmune diseases
- IgE-mediated hypersensitivity
- Tumor markers: concepts and classification
- Selected examples of tumor markers tumorali
- Genetic markers
Antoniozzi, Gulletta (eds.)
Medicina di laboratorio
Logica & Patologia Clinica
III ed., Piccin, Padova, 2019
The slides used during the lectures will be made available on the Elly Platform.
Interactive oral lectures with slides.
Assessment methods and criteria
No interim examination. During the oral examination of the Course of Laboratory Medicine, one of the questions will concern Clinical Pathology.
The student should consult the site of the Course of Laboratory Medicine for further information.