DISEASES OF THE BLOOD (B)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
to provide: a) approach to the patients with malignant and nonmalignant hematological diseases; b) basic information on genetic and molecular biology; c) Interpretation of the diagnostic reports; d)principles of therapy and its complications.
Course contents summary
Causes, clinical and pathological aspects of the blood diseases; severe aplastic anemia; myelodysplastic syndromes; leukemia; lymphomas; monoclonal gammopathies; chronic lymphoproliferative disorders; chronic myeloproliferative disorders; inherited and acquired anemias; thrombocytopenia; stem cell transplantation; Therapeutic modalities and principles.
Corso di Malattie del sangue, di Sante Tura e Michele Baccarani, Esculapio editore 2012.
Hematology, Williams, McGraw-Hill;Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Diagnostica delle malattie del sangue, testo-atlante di Larizza et al, Piccin ed, 1983.
Hematology, basic principles and practice, Hoffman Ed, Churcill Livingstone, Elsevier.
lectures with slide presentation; training in physical examination, in morphologic observation of the blood and marrow films; clinical rounds in the hematology unit.
Assessment methods and criteria
oral, sometimes in combination with a questionnaire