Clinical practice 5th year

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
BIO/14 MED/05 MED/09 MED/18 MED/19 MED/21 MED/24
Learning objectives
The clinical practice course is organized along 3 semesters (1st and 2nd sem 5° year and 1st sem 6° year) and integrates several disciplines to provide the students with conceptual tools to properly manage major clinical presenting problems. The 5° year module integrates Internal medicine and General surgery with Pharmachology, Clinical Pathology, Urology, Plastic surgery,
Starting from a presenting problem (e.g. Jaundice, weight disorders, syncope, chest pain . ) the differential diagnosis and the therapeutic aspects are addressed. By integrating the different discipines students are trained to identify the most appropriate clinical and diagnostic tests to formulate a correct diagnosis and start planning the appropriate treatment. The neurobiological basis of pain and the mechanisms of chronification and palliative care are specificaly addressed. Specific topics relative to Plastic, Thoracic surgery and Urology are addressed.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the 5th year module fo the course students are expected to
- Report the basics of clinical judgment in the evaluation of patients starting from their presenting problems
- Manage complex differential diagnoses by the appropriate use of clinical, laboratory, tests and exams findings
- manage the basics of a proper patient's treatment
- know the basics of palliative care and pain management
- know the guidelines and basic principles to correctly address prognostic perspective of patients suffering cancers and
and how to deal with the main complications of chemotherapies
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Clinical pathology
MED/05 - CLINICAL PATHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Dozio Elena
General surgery
MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 5
Lessons: 60 hours
Internal medicine
MED/09 - INTERNAL MEDICINE - University credits: 7
Lessons: 84 hours
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Plastic surgery
MED/19 - PLASTIC SURGERY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Thoracic surgery
MED/21 - THORACIC SURGERY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Petrella Francesco
MED/24 - UROLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours