Clinical molecular biology (2015/2016)



Course code
4S003670
Credits
6
Coordinator
Martina Montagnana
Other available courses
Other available courses
    Academic sector
    BIO/12 - CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
    Language of instruction
    English
    Teaching is organised as follows:
    Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
    teoria 3 I semestre Martina Montagnana
    laboratorio 3 I semestre Martina Montagnana

    Lesson timetable

    I semestre
    Activity Day Time Type Place Note
    teoria Friday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall H from Oct 23, 2015  to Jan 29, 2016

    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.

    Reference books
    Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
    teoria Neri G e Genuardi M Genetica Umana e Medica (Edizione 3) EDRA LSWR - Masson 2014 978-88-217-3743-4
    laboratorio Neri G e Genuardi M Genetica Umana e Medica (Edizione 3) EDRA LSWR - Masson 2014 978-88-217-3743-4

    STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016