Diagnostic Techniques in Cytopathology and Histopathology

A.Y. 2021/2022
4
Max ECTS
45
Overall hours
SSD
MED/08 MED/46
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to lead the students to:
1. Know the bases of cyto and histopathological techniques
2. Know the description, indications, advantages and limitations of cytological, histological and ancillary techniques (i.e. immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, molecular biology)
3. Distinguish morphological patterns of normality and abnormality under the microscope for the main cytological and histological samples
4. Mention pathological classifications of the main organ diseases occurring routinely in pathology lab.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will have an in-depth knowledge of the main cyto-histopathological diagnostic techniques and ancillary techniques; he will also know the pathological classification of the main organs / systems in which morphological techniques are useful. This knowledge will help the student to be oriented during the activity in a Pathology lab by applying the various diagnostic techniques with critical ability.
The student will know the cytological techniques to be applied to different types of samples; will be able to recognize morphological patterns of normality and differentiate them from pathological ones. This knowledge will allow him to better evaluate his work.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
- The program of the course will not be modified
- Teaching resources will not be modified
- Teaching method: on-line teaching on Microsoft Teams platform
- Assessment method: oral exam on Microsoft Teams platform
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of cyto and histopathological techniques
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test. The test aims to ascertain the student's knowledge of the theoretical aspects of cytological and histopathological techniques and related practical applications. The test consists of multiple choice questions and open questions
Pathology
Course syllabus
Bases of histopathological techniques
Description, indications, advantages and limitations of cytological and histological diagnostic techniques and ancillary techniques (immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization-FISH, CISH) about the following pathologies:
∙ Pathology of the uterine cervix (non neoplastic and neoplastic)
∙ Pathology of the urinary system
∙ Thyroid pathology (thyroid nodule)
∙ Breast pathology (micro-calcifications, breast nodule, sentinel lymph node)
∙ Lung and pleural pathology (neoplastic)
Hints of pathological classification of the treated organs/systems
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons assisted by visual tools
Observation of slides prepared for cytological and/or histological examination, inherent to the pathologies treated
Teaching Resources
In Ariel platform Students will find teaching materials
Medical and biotechnology laboratory techniques
Course syllabus
Bases of cytopathological techniques (preparation of cytological slides from samples of various types, main cytological stainings)
∙ Evaluation of normal and pathological findings (by means of different stainings)
∙ Observation of slides prepared for cytological and/or histological examination, inherent to the pathologies treated
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons assisted by visual tools
Observation of slides prepared for cytological and/or histological examination, inherent to the pathologies treated
Teaching Resources
In Ariel platform Students will find teaching materials .
Medical and biotechnology laboratory techniques
MED/46 - BIOTECHNOLOGY AND METHODS IN LABORATORY MEDICINE - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Vaira Valentina
Pathology
MED/08 - PATHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Practicals: 15 hours
Lessons: 10 hours