Bachelor's degree in Obstetrics (to qualify as an obstetrician)

General pathophysiology and therapeutic treatments - PATOLOGIA CLINICA

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Name of lecturer
Martina Montagnana
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2° ANNO 1° SEMESTRE dal Oct 1, 2020 al Dec 18, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Aim of the course is to provide tools and knowledge for a correct interpretation of the biochemical tests performed in physiological and pathological pregnancy.


Lesson 1.
- Pre-analytical phase: appropriateness of the requests and blood collection procedures
- Laboratory tests in pregnancy
- Gestational diabetes mellitus

Lesson 2.
- Primary and secondary hemostasis
- Thrombophilia and venous thromboembolism
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

Lesson 3.
- Renal function tests

Lesson 4.
- Anemia in pregnancy

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Ciaccio M, Lippi G Biochimica Clinica e Medicina di Laboratorio (Edizione 2017) EdiSES Edizioni Scientifiche ed Universitarie 2017 9788879599580

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral test. The contents of the oral test will be represented by topics of the teaching program.

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