System diseases 3

A.Y. 2020/2021
14
Max ECTS
168
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/12 MED/07 MED/08 MED/12 MED/13 MED/36
Language
English
Learning objectives
The course is designed to address, with systematic and multidisciplinary approach the diseased of endocrine and gastrointestinal systems. The endocrinology module is designed to teach the students the appropriate skills to diagnose patients with endocrine disorders, to interpret endocrine tests and manage acute and chronic conditions. The gastroenterology module addresses disorders and diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract, including the Liver and the Pancreas with a systematic approach and is designed to make students familiar with clinical presentation and differential diagnosis of GI diseases.
Aside to Endocrine and Gastrointestinal module, there are (similarly to SD1 and SD2) the moduls of radiology and nuclear medicine modules, clinical biochemistry, microbiology and pathology modules. The imaging issues related to the clinical topics of endocrinology and gastroenterology, the clinical biochemistry module introduce the laboratory tests used to diagnose and monitor endocrine and gastrointestinal disorders, the role, the pathogenic mechanism and the laboratory methods available for rapid diagnosis of the gastrointestinal and endocrine diseases (including the liver) related etiology agents and the pathological features of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions of endocrine and gastrointestinal diseases will be addressed. The pathological changes of the liver and of the pancreas in the course of neoplastic, infectious and inflammatory diseases are addressed.
Expected learning outcomes
Students are expected to:
- identify the typical and atypical features of endocrine disorders, their presentation, clinical course and expected outcome. - interpret endocrine tests and manage acute and chronic conditions.
- describe aetiologies, pathogenetic mechanisms, morphological changes of neoplastic proliferations of the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands and adrenal gland
- describe pathological classification and prognostic markers of the neuroendocrine tumors.
-describe aetiologies, pathogenetic mechanisms and morphological changes of non-neoplastic diseases of the endocrine system.
- interpret endocrine tests and manage acute and chronic conditions.
-identify the typical and atypical features of gastrointestinal disorders, their presentation, differential diagnosis, clinical course and expected outcome.
-describe aetiologies, pathogenetic mechanisms and morphological changes of non-neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
-describe the aetiologies, pathogenetic mechanisms, morphological changes, prognostic and predictive factors of esophageal, gastric and intestinal tumors.
- describe the pathological changes of the liver in hepatitis and cirrhosis and tumors and tumor-like lesions.
-describe the pathological changes of the inflammatory and neoplastic conditions of the pancreas
- interpret the laboratory tests used to diagnose and monitor endocrine and gastrointestinal disorders.
-interpret the imaging issues related to the clinical topics of endocrinology and gastroenterology.
- describe the pathogenic mechanism and the laboratory methods for rapid diagnosis of the gastrointestinal and endocrine diseases related etiology agents.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Clinical Biochemistry
BIO/12 - CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Endocrinology
MED/13 - ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM - University credits: 4
Lessons: 48 hours
Gastroenterology
MED/12 - GASTROENTEROLOGY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 48 hours
Microbiology
MED/07 - MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Alteri Claudia
Pathology
MED/08 - PATHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Fusco Nicola
Radiology
MED/36 - IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor(s)