Medical Genetics Graduate School
Medical Genetics graduate school belongs to Biomedicine and Prevention of Tor Vergata University of Rome, School of Medecine. The Director of the school is Prof Federica Sangiuolo.
The School is open for students who have obtained both Degree in Medicine and Surgery or in Biology, Biotechnology, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies.
The School of Specialization in Medical Genetics allows to acquire notions on the inheritance and the mechanisms underlying human diseases, on the theoretical and conceptual bases of human and medical genetics and on the diagnostic-clinical aspects related to it, such as genetic counseling and tests.
The professional training courses are differentiated according to the starting address.
The trainee must acquire the scientific basis of the disciplines of interest: biochemistry, molecular biology, applied biology, pharmacology, cytology, embryology, medical statistics and general pathology; it must also learn the advanced aspects of research related to recombinant technologies in medical genetics and the mechanisms of mutagenesis.
The graduate student at the end of the course of study must have acquired the skills to conduct a thorough and effective anamnesis and to assemble a complete family history; must be able to conduct an appropriate clinical examination for the detection of genetic conditions, to know and efficiently use current medical information and scientific evidence for patient care, including results of laboratory genetic tests; must be able to determine the quantitative risk and consult the bioinformatics programs available; must be able to develop an appropriate differential diagnosis and know the appropriate therapies or treatments and diagnostic and therapeutic protocols in the fields of pediatric genetics, dysmorphology, biochemical genetics, prenatal diagnosis, pre-implantation and preconceptional and fetal dysmorphology, neurological genetics, cancer genetics adult, population genetics and public health (precision medicine).
The training course of the single members includes theoretical and practical activities to be carried out in the University facilities and the National Health Service in the Training Network (Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Fatebenefratelli S. Pietro Hospital, ASL 1 L'Aquila-Sulmona).
Prof. Federica Sangiuolo