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

Diagnostic methodologies for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - METODOLOGIA DIAGNOSTICA MOLECOLARE

Course code
Name of lecturer
Martina Montagnana
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
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 students who have no medical training the basic knowledge on the clinical aspects concerning the genetic basis of diseases. The course aims to provide an updated view of molecular biology techniques that are used in a clinical setting.


• Introduction and organization of the molecular biology laboratory
• Extraction of nucleic acids
• Electrophoresis of nucleic acids
• Hybridization dot/blot and reverse dot/blot
• Microarrays
• PCR e Real-time PCR
• Sequencing and next generation sequencing
• Main methods of proteomics (chromatography, spettrometry..)
• FISH and Array-CGH

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 test, with open questions and multi choice questions.
The exam is based on all the course contents.
The exam is passed if the evaluation is greater or equal to 18/30.

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