Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics

Medical sciences 1st - MEDICINA DI LABORATORIO

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Name of lecturer
Elisa Danese
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
LEZIONI 1° SEMESTRE 2°-3°-4°-5°-6° ANNO dal Oct 1, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will be able to apply choices and paths based on probabilistic criteria, usefulness and risk-benefit to the diagnostic process, being able to critically evaluate the Evidence-Based Medicine criteria (EBM). He/She will learn the value of Clinical Biochemistry on the diagnostic and therapeutic clinical decision making. The student will be finally able to guide the appropriate choice of laboratory tests and to correctly interpret their results, taking into account both interfering variables and confounding factors.


Knowledge of the pathophysiologic mechanisms and the interpretation of laboratory tests related to individual organs and tissues, mainly referring to the following topics:
1. Pre-analytical variability
2. Analytical variability. Enzymes in diagnosis and disease monitoring
3. Hepatic function
4. Post analytical variability. Interpretation of laboratory data
5. Tumor markers
6. Hemocromocytometric examination
7. Laboratory tests in primary hemostasis
8. Laboratory tests in secondary hemostasis
9. The anticoagulation theraphy monitoring
10. Plasma proteins and inflammatory indices. Renal function
11. Diabetes
12. laboratory testing in the diagnosis and management of thyroid disorders

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

Written, using structured text in multiple questions, short integrated clinical cases with responses, interpretation of laboratory data.

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