Module Clinical Trials in Clinical Pathology

Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: STEFANIA STELLA

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course develops skills in the Clinical Pathology applied to clinical and preclinical research studies. The student will be able to learn the biomarkers used in clinical oncology and  hematology and to evaluate and interpret the laboratory tests used to study of the main diseases of the blood. the student will learn to read and interpret a scientific article.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons.

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.


Required Prerequisites

Knowledge of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, general pathology.

Attendance of Lessons

Frequency of at least of 70% of lessons.

Detailed Course Content

The course is organized into theoretical lessons combined with exercises aimed to interpreter the results of different types of laboratory test.


- Biomarkers used in clinical and oncological pathology;

- Interpret laboratory tests used in the study of the main blood diseases;
- Clinical and Preclinical Studies "Clinical Trials";

- Fecal occult blood test and related pathologies;

- Practice on studying clinical trial articles

Textbook Information

1. Antonozzi I. Medicina di Laboratorio. Piccin

2. Balestrieri et al. Diagnostica Molecolare nella Medicina di Laboratorio. Piccin

3. Federici G. Medicina di Laboratorio. Mc Graw-Hill Companies

4. PDF flyers

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Introductory lesson to Clinical Pathology study
2Blood count test
3Tumoral Biomarkers
4Blood disease
5Fecal occult blood test

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

Oral Test.

Test of learning can also be carried out electronically, should the conditions require it.

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

What are tumor biomarkers?

Fecal occult blood test