Clinical biochemistry

A.Y. 2017/2018
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Laboratory diagnostics is in continuous expanding trend, representing a real working opportunity for the young graduates in Biological Sciences. To this end, this course is aiming to provide the basic theorical and practical background in order to understand most of the laboratory tests and to facilitate the future employment in Laboratory Medicine and related fields (public and private clinical laboratories, diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies).
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
This course explains the basic principles of laboratory practice in the monitoring of health and disease. In the first part problems related to the acquisition, management and applications of laboratory data are discussed. Arguments concerning the reference values, analytical goals, evaluation of methods and quality assurance are also explained. In the second part the analytical methods, physiopathology and interpretation of the most common laboratory tests (metabolites, proteins, enzymes, hormones, tumor markers, organ function tests) are illustrated.

Reference Material
A. Gaw et al. Biochimica clinica. Terza edizione. Elsevier Masson, 2007.

Prerequisites and examination procedures
Good background in Biochemistry, human anatomy and general physiology
written exam (students attending all the lessons)
written + oral (students attending
Recommended Prerequisites
Biochemistry

Teaching Methods
Lectures

Language of instruction
Italian

Program information
Copy of the presentations together with some suggested readings are available through the Ariel platform.

WEB page
http://amoscaabc.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v3/Home/default.aspx
BIO/12 - CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours