07732 - Clinical Pathology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Rimini
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Nursing (cod. 8475)

Learning outcomes

The students, at the end of the course, are able to aquire the main notions for interpreting the results of the main laboratory diagnostic tests related to blood and urin exam.

Course contents

Blood sampling. Tubes and color code. Counting of blood cells with automated white blood cell differential count. Anemia: classification and principal cases. Tests for the diagnosis of hemostasis and thrombotic disorders. Proteins of the serum. Cardiologic assays: hyperdislipidemies, C-reactive protein, glycemia, atrial natriuretic peptide. Urine examination (physical, chemical, sediment). Laboratory tests to evaluate kidney functionality.


Elementi di Biochimica Clinica e Medicina di Laboratorio. M Ciaccio. EDISES. 2020.

Lezioni di Medicina di Laboratorio [http://amsacta.unibo.it/] di G. Pasquinelli e L. Barbieri, 1 ed, 2014, ISBN 9788897617082

Teaching methods

The course consists of 1 CFU (frontal and remote teaching). Lessons with Power Point presentation.

Assessment methods

The evaluation of the knowledge acquired by the students is based on an single written exam for the Integrated Course of Pathological Sciences consisting of 60 questions with multiple choice (30 questions regarding the teaching of Pathology and Immunology, 10 questions for Clinical Pathology, 10 questions for Clinical Biochemistry and 10 questions for General Pharmacology). The total time allowed for the examination is 50 minutes. For the health emergency due to COVID-19, the exam will be carried out remotely using Zoom until new disposition.

Teaching tools

Teaching material showed in class will be available on su virtuale.unibo.it


Office hours

See the website of Sabrina Valente


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.