This course will lead the students to develop knowledge and understanding of the basic principles for the correct handling and processing of histologic and cytologic samples. Moreover, thorough knowledge and understanding of the basis of the morphologic, immunohistochemical and molecular biology techniques ancillary to pathologic diagnosis will be reached. In the laboratories the students will apply the acquired theoretical knowledge.
The students will also acquire:
- learning skills to follow the evolution of the technological and instrumental progress in the pathology field, in order to understand and, in case, contribute to the introduction of new technical advances. This may be especially relevant for the molecular biology techniques that are becoming more and more essential in the field of oncologic diagnosis and therapy.