The blood. Use of different tubes for venous / arterial sampling. Plasma, serum and corpuscular component; blood count examination; morphological aspects of the different corpusculated components.
Laboratory tests for the study of liver function. Bilirubin and urobilinogen, serum enzymes indicative of cytolysis and cholestasis, albumin / globulin ratio; coagulation factors.
The laboratory in the diagnostic evaluation of diabetes. Classification of diabetes; metabolic alterations of diabetes; laboratory tests for the diagnosis of diabetes and for the control of the diabetic patient.
Laboratory diagnosis of dyslipoproteinemie. Plasma lipoproteins and their metabolism; lipoproteins and atherosclerosis; quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the lipoprotein structure.
Laboratory tests for the study of renal function. Urinalysis (chemical, physical and sediment); determination of the blood concentration of non-protein nitrogen compounds (uremia - BUN, creatinine and uricemia), clearance tests; functional dilution and concentration tests.
The laboratory in the diagnostic evaluation of anemia. Megaloblastic anemias due to vitamin B12 deficiency or folic acid.
Anatomy of the digestive system
General features of the digestive tract. Macroscopic anatomy and structure of the segments of the digestive tract. Macroscopic anatomy and structure of extramural glands
Physiology of digestion:
Chemical senses. Physiology of digestive system. Functions of liver and pancreas. Microbioma.