76048 - Clinical Pathology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Podiatry (cod. 8479)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student has the ability to understand blood coagulation mechanisms and related laboratory tests; is able to correctly interpret blood, liver and urinary lab tests values

Course contents

- The blood. Plasma, serum and cellular component; blood count with leukocyte formula; morphological aspects of the different corpuscular components.

- The laboratory in the evaluation of the haemostatic function. Laboratory investigations for the evaluation of primary and secondary haemostasis.

- The laboratory in the diagnostic evaluation of diabetes. Diabetes classification; metabolic changes in diabetes; laboratory tests for the diagnosis of diabetes and for the control of the diabetic patient.

- Laboratory tests for the study of renal functions. Urinalysis (chemical, physical and sediment)


- Widmann: Interpretazione clinica degli esami di laboratorio. Ronald A. Sacher e Richard A. McPherson. Undicesima edizione 2001, Mc Graw Hill libri Italia (Milano)

- Joel D. Hubbard: A concise review of Clinical laboratory science. 2004, Williams & Wilkin

- Giorgio Federici: Medicina di Laboratorio. Terza edizione 2008, Mc Graw Hill libri Italia (Milano)

- Michael Laposata: Medicina di Laboratorio: la diagnosi di malattia nel laboratorio clinico. 2012, Piccin Nuova Libraria S.p.A. Padova.

- Italo Antonozzi e Elio Gulletta: Medicina di Laboratorio: Logica & Patologia Clinica. 2013, Piccin Nuova Libraria S.p.A. Padova.

Teaching methods

The course consists of 1 CFU of lectures, corresponding to 8 hours.

Assessment methods

Learning assessment takes place through a final exam that ascertains the acquisition of the expected knowledge by conducting an oral test. This test aims to evaluate the achievement of the didactic objectives.

Teaching tools

The teaching material presented in class (slides) will be made available to the student in electronic format on the website: virtuale.unibo.it

Username and password are reserved for students enrolled at the University of Bologna.

Office hours

See the website of Marianna Penzo


Good health and well-being

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