Clinical molecular biology (2014/2015)

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Course code
4S000642
Credits
6
Coordinator
Martina Montagnana
Academic sector
BIO/12 - CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
teoria 3 I sem. Martina Montagnana
esercitazioni 3 I sem. Martina Montagnana

Lesson timetable

I sem.
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
teoria Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall H  

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.

Syllabus

• Introduction and organization of the molecular biology laboratory
• The coagulation cascade; thrombophilia and deep vein thrombosis
• Mendelian inheritance: Hemocromatosis
• Mendelian inheritance: Cystic fibrosis
• Male infertility and Y microdeletions
• Prenatal diagnosis of genetic disease
• Genetic diseases and mental retardation
• Molecular biology in oncohematological diseases
• Genetics of hemoglobinopathies
• Pharmacogenetics

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test.