Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (to qualify as a biomedical laboratory worker) (Verona)

Diagnostic methodologies for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - BIOLOGIA MOLECOLARE

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Name of lecturer
Elisa Danese
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Lezioni 1 Semestre TLB dal Oct 1, 2018 al Nov 30, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to make students understand the role of genetic testing in the clinical course of the patient. The course also aims to provide an updated view of molecular biology techniques that are used in different clinical settings including prenatal diagnosis of genetic and chromosomal disorders, diagnosis of mendelian and oncoematologic diseases, infertility and pharmacogenetics.


•Introduction and organization of the molecular biology laboratory
•Cystic fibrosis: pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and diagnosis
•Male infertility: laboratory tests in the diagnosis of congenital causes
•Molecular biology in oncohematological diseases
•Prenatal diagnosis: molecular and cytogenetic testing
•Diagnostics of Genetic diseases in mental retardation
•Hemocromatosis: pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and diagnosis
•Application of Pharmaco-genetics and -genomics

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Neri G e Genuardi M Genetica Umana e Medica (Edizione 3) EDRA LSWR - Masson 2014 978-88-217-3743-4

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam

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