Clinical pathology

A.Y. 2016/2017
8
Max ECTS
128
Overall hours
SSD
VET/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Scopo del corso, che verrà tenuto in lingua inglese, è quello di fornire allo studente un quadro di insieme sulle principali alterazioni patologiche citologiche, ematologiche, biochimiche, elettroforetiche e istologiche rilevabili negli animali da compagnia nonchè fornire le basi necessarie ad integrare con esami di laboratorio la diagnostica internistica.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Modulo: Diagnostic cytology
Course syllabus
This is an introduction to cytology and focuses on the common sites sampled in clinical practice (mainly skin, lymph node, effusions) with special reference to inflammatory and neoplastic lesions. Course module cover cytology overview with an identification of cell components and backgrounds. The aim is to learn to apply cytology in clinical practice. The stepwise fashion of teaching cytology used in this module will allow the student to build confidence in his/her cytology skills. Course module is mainly based on microscopic evaluation of cytology slides
Modulo: Dermatopathology
Course syllabus
The dermatologic patient is a common problem of the clinical practice. The objectives of the course ar multiple and include the suggestion of the best diagnostic practical l approach to the dermatologic patient. The module will provide with the terminology in order to understand the dermatologic and dermatopathological reports. To fulfill these objective practical cases with primary (diagnostic) and secondary lesions will be provided in conjunction histopathology cases that will allow to familiarize with the vocabulary of the Ackermanns's based pattern approach to skin biopsies.
The module is practical and records of common dermathological conditions encountered in clinical practice (pyoderma, mycosis, parasitic, allergic skin conditions, alopecic conditions etc) will be provided with clinical history, images, additional analyses (dermoscopy, cytology, trichograms, haematology, clinical biochemistry, bacteriology, mycology, molecular analyses etc) followed by the histopathological analysis of the corresponding biopsy with the aim to attain a specific diagnosis.
Modulo: Clinical chemistry
Course syllabus
Instruments and errors (2 hours); Artifacts (2 hours); Renal markers (4 hours); Markers of liver damage/failure (4 hours); Marker for endocrine diseases (6 hours); Energy metabolsim (2 hours); Electrophoresis and inflammation (4 hours) Electrolytes (2 hours); clinical pathology and infectious diseases (6 hours)
Modulo: Hematology and hemostasis
Course syllabus
This course will provide the information useful for the interpretation of hematological analyses and clotting tests in dogs and cats. Specifically, after a preliminary overview about the pathophysiology of the most common hematological and hemostatic changes in small animals, using a 'case based' approach, students will evaluate the hematological and hemostatic analyses related to the clinical presentation.
- Instruments and methods used in hematology and hemostasis, pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical errors (2 hours)
- Pathophysiology of erythrocyte changes with special emphasis on anemia in dogs and cats (2 hours)
- Pathophysiology of leukocyte changes with special emphasis on leukocytosis and leukopenia in dogs and cats (3 hours)
- Pathophysiology of hemostatic and platelet changes in dogs and cats (2 hours)
- Execution and interpretation of hematological samples and clotting test from healthy animals and animals affected by hematological and hemostatic disorders (4 hours)
- Discussion of clinical cases with interpretation of pathological hemograms of dogs and cats affected by erythrocyte disorders (4 hours)
- Discussion of clinical cases with interpretation of pathological hemograms of dogs and cats affected by white blood cell disorders (4 hours)
- Discussion of clinical cases with interpretation of hemostatic profiles of dogs and cats affected by clotting disorders (3 hours)
- Microscopic evaluation of blood and bone marrow smears (8 hours)
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Modulo: Diagnostic cytology
Course syllabus
Not provided
Modulo: Dermatopathology
Course syllabus
The dermatologic patient is a common problem of the clinical practice. The objectives of the course ar multiple and include the suggestion of the best diagnostic practical l approach to the dermatologic patient. The module will provide with the terminology in order to understand the dermatologic and dermatopathological reports. To fulfill these objective practical cases with primary (diagnostic) and secondary lesions will be provided in conjunction histopathology cases that will allow to familiarize with the vocabulary of the Ackermanns's based pattern approach to skin biopsies.
The module is practical and records of common dermathological conditions encountered in clinical practice (pyoderma, mycosis, parasitic, allergic skin conditions, alopecic conditions etc) will be provided with clinical history, images, additional analyses (dermoscopy, cytology, trichograms, haematology, clinical biochemistry, bacteriology, mycology, molecular analyses etc) followed by the histopathological analysis of the corresponding biopsy with the aim to attain a specific diagnosis.
Modulo: Clinical chemistry
Course syllabus
Instruments and errors (2 hours); Artifacts (2 hours); Renal markers (4 hours); Markers of liver damage/failure (4 hours); Marker for endocrine diseases (6 hours); Energy metabolsim (2 hours); Electrophoresis and inflammation (4 hours) Electrolytes (2 hours); clinical pathology and infectious diseases (6 hours)
Modulo: Hematology and hemostasis
Course syllabus
This course will provide the information useful for the interpretation of hematological analyses and clotting tests in dogs and cats. Specifically, after a preliminary overview about the pathophysiology of the most common hematological and hemostatic changes in small animals, using a 'case based' approach, students will evaluate the hematological and hemostatic analyses related to the clinical presentation.
- Instruments and methods used in hematology and hemostasis, pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical errors (2 hours)
- Pathophysiology of erythrocyte changes with special emphasis on anemia in dogs and cats (2 hours)
- Pathophysiology of leukocyte changes with special emphasis on leukocytosis and leukopenia in dogs and cats (3 hours)
- Pathophysiology of hemostatic and platelet changes in dogs and cats (2 hours)
- Execution and interpretation of hematological samples and clotting test from healthy animals and animals affected by hematological and hemostatic disorders (4 hours)
- Discussion of clinical cases with interpretation of pathological hemograms of dogs and cats affected by erythrocyte disorders (4 hours)
- Discussion of clinical cases with interpretation of pathological hemograms of dogs and cats affected by white blood cell disorders (4 hours)
- Discussion of clinical cases with interpretation of hemostatic profiles of dogs and cats affected by clotting disorders (3 hours)
- Microscopic evaluation of blood and bone marrow smears (8 hours)
Modulo: Clinical chemistry
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Practicals: 32 hours
Modulo: Dermatopathology
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Practicals: 32 hours
Professor: Roccabianca Paola
Modulo: Diagnostic cytology
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Practicals: 32 hours
Professor: Caniatti Mario
Modulo: Hematology and hemostasis
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Practicals: 32 hours
Professor: Giordano Alessia
Professor(s)
Reception:
mon-fry appointment needed (mario.caniatti@unimi.it)
My office (Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria)
Reception:
e.mail appointment
DiPAV-seciotn of Anatomic Veterinary Pathology and Avian Pathology