cod. 1007258

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
7 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course provides the information and the scientific supports for
a correct methodological approach that develops the knowledge and the
necessary understanding of the topics of Clinical Biochemistry. This is to allow a
correct approach to the practical issues which are specific to the student of the
Bachelor Degree in Techniques Of biomedical laboratory. The acquired
skills will allow to understand the complexity of biological samples, their
variability, and the critical steps associated with their treatment and
conservation. This will allow you to recognize the possible sources of
error and apply the appropriate remedies.


There is no mandatory propedeuticity, but considering that Clinical
Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary subject, the student should have the
basic concepts of Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry and

Course unit content

The course integrates Biochemistry,
Instrumental Biochemistry and General Clinical Biochemistry.

Full programme

The use of laboratory data in clinical practice. The interpretation of
biochemical data. Reference and variability of laboratory data. Disorders
of the hydrosiline equilibrium and of the acid-base balance. Mechanisms underlying the general functions of the cells as transports, electrical and chemical communication, mechanical activity, metabolism.
Functions of the main apparatus of the body as cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal and endocrine.
Determination of enzymatic activity. Analysis of blood and urine.
Evaluation of hepatic function and diagnosis of
jaundice. Diabetes mellitus.
Glycemic homeostasis. Nucleotide metabolism and hyperuricemia.
Metabolism of amino acids in clinical biochemistry. Clinical Molecular
Biology and Molecular Diagnosis. Tumor markers.


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Giorgio Federici, Medicina di laboratorio 3/ed , McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 9788838639418.
Biochimica clinica essenziale- dal laboratorio ai quadri di patologia clinica. Elisabetta Albi, Zanichelli editore
Biochimica clinica e medicina di laboratorio, Marcello Ciaccio e Giuseppe Lippi, Edises
Principi di biochimica Lehninger - Zanichelli Editore
L. Spandrio “Principi e tecniche di chimica clinica” Piccin Editore
Widmann “Interpretazione clinica degli esami di laboratorio” edizione italiana a cura di G. Gazzola, R. Franchi-Gazzola, V. Dall’Asta, O. Bussolati, R. Sala R. Malvano, A. Chiacchio, G. Vignati “Il valore diagnostico del dato di laboratorio” G. Polizzi, C. Gagliano “La variabilità preanalitica”

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam is oral and focuses on the topics of the program.
In the case of coronavirus emergency, the exams will be performed with oral test online using Teams platform.

Other information

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