How to improve the teaching of urine microscopy

Giovanni B. Fogazzi, Giuseppe Garigali, Barbara Pirovano, Maria Teresa Muratore, Sara Raimondi, Silvia Berti

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Abstract

Background: Urinary microscopy is difficult to teach. This paper describes a 1-day course on urine microscopy, which was based on both theoretical and practical sessions at the microscope, during which real urine samples were examined. Methods: The course was based on: a) an introductory presentation with slides on the main components of urinary sediments and their clinical correlates; b) examination of fixed urine samples under the guidance of two experts; and c) the use of two microscopes, each equipped with a co-observation device for up to 15 observers. Results: Throughout 2005, four courses were held in four Italian towns. Altogether, there were 97 participants (20-27 per course) from 75 laboratories, all graduates with wide but variable experience in the field. During each course, 17-22 urinary sediment components were shown by both bright-field and phase-contrast microscopy and, when indicated, by polarized light. Tests set before and after the course showed a significant improvement (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-412
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2007

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Microscopy
Microscopic examination
Teaching
Urine
Sediments
Microscopes
Phase-Contrast Microscopy
Light polarization
Observation
Light
Equipment and Supplies

Keywords

  • Phase-contrast microscopy
  • Polarized-light microscopy
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary sediment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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Fogazzi, G. B., Garigali, G., Pirovano, B., Muratore, M. T., Raimondi, S., & Berti, S. (2007). How to improve the teaching of urine microscopy. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 45(3), 407-412. https://doi.org/10.1515/CCLM.2007.079

How to improve the teaching of urine microscopy. / Fogazzi, Giovanni B.; Garigali, Giuseppe; Pirovano, Barbara; Muratore, Maria Teresa; Raimondi, Sara; Berti, Silvia.

In: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 45, No. 3, 01.03.2007, p. 407-412.

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Fogazzi, GB, Garigali, G, Pirovano, B, Muratore, MT, Raimondi, S & Berti, S 2007, 'How to improve the teaching of urine microscopy', Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 407-412. https://doi.org/10.1515/CCLM.2007.079
Fogazzi, Giovanni B. ; Garigali, Giuseppe ; Pirovano, Barbara ; Muratore, Maria Teresa ; Raimondi, Sara ; Berti, Silvia. / How to improve the teaching of urine microscopy. In: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. 2007 ; Vol. 45, No. 3. pp. 407-412.
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