To provide general knowledge about laboratory methods, and parameter specific knowledge: when a parameter should be requested, what lab method is used to determine the given parameter, what is the normal reference range, what conditions cause abnormal results.
Practical lessons theme
Weekly schedule of practicals – order of practicals is not final (each year precise program can be found on the website among documents)
1. Isovolaemia, osoosmosis: PCV, ion concentrations
2. Isohydria: acid-base balance, gasometry
3. Haemostasis tests
4. Examinations on metabolic disorders
5. Evaluation of red blood cells
6. Evaluation of inflammation and white blood cells
7. MIDTERM 1, Examination of the body cavity fluids and the cerebrospinal fluid
8. Examination of ruminal fluid
9. Examination of the intestinal function and the exocrine panceras
10. Examination of the liver 1.
11. Examination of the liver 2.
12. Examination of the kidney function
14. Examination of endocrine disorders
15. Retakes of practicals
Prerequisite for exam: attendance on the practicals (max. 3 justified absences all of which must be retaken), positive result on both midterms (these are written essays), submission of all essays (when entrance question is failed at the beginning of the practical)
excellent: 85-100%; good: 75-84%; satisfactory: 65-74%; passing: 51-64%; failed: 0-50%
– To the practicals students must come prepared from the material of the given day. Oral or written questioning is held on each practical.
– It is not possible to change the date of the midterms.
– All other important info (e.g. retakes, materials) can be found in the general info for laboratory diagnostics on the faculties website and will be distributed through the year representative.
Type of exam: oral/practical
Method of exam: 1 question is drawn, if the question involves quick tests, these should be performed. The following should be presented about each involved parameter: 1. goal of test, 2. indications, 3. sample necessary, sampling method, 4. lab method used, analysator, 5. approximate normal range and the unit, 6. which pathological conditions cause abnormal results, 7. what are the most frequent biases/misinterpretations.