Bone and joint diseases (clerkship)

A.Y. 2019/2020
2
Max ECTS
50
Overall hours
SSD
MED/16 MED/33
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The Orthopedics practical sessions bring the student to "real life Orthopaedic surgery"; they will directly participate to different activities in the wards, in the outpatient clinic, in the emergency room but they also will take part to surgical procedures both open and minimally invasive.
The rheumatology practical sessions are based on a clinical problem to be discussed.
Expected learning outcomes
Students are expected to
-approach the different body districts of orthopaedic competence performing a correct physical examination in order to be able to make the correct diagnosis for the different pathology encountered both in the outpatient clinic and in the emergency room.
Know the correct management of patients before and after surgery.
-know the basic principles and pathways to dissect the upper and lower limbs and to approach bones for the different purposes.
-approach rheumatology issues from epidemiology and pathogenesis basis and to describe basic principles of differential diagnosis, management and therapy.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Prerequisites for admission
To adequately address the course, it is strongly suggested to refresh the macroscopic and histological anatomical bases of the musculoskeletal system and the knowledge of the physiology of the bone tissue.
To take the Bone and Joint Diseases exam, students must have already passed all the exams of the first and second year (Fundamentals of Basic Sciences, Cells, Molecules and Genes 1 and 2, Human Body, Functions and Mechanisms of Diseases).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final assessment will consist of:
1. a written test with 60 multiple-choice questions (30 on orthopaedics, 20 on rheumatology, 10 on physical & rehabilitation medicine) each with only one correct answer. Test duration: one minute will be allowed for each question. The score for each section will be transformed into x/30, proportional to the number of correct answers. No penalties will be given to missing or wrong answers.
2. an oral examination (orthopaedics).
The final mark will take into account the scores achieved in the three sections of the MCQ test and the outcome of the oral test.
The exam is deemed to be passed successfully if the final grade is equal to or higher than 18/30. In the event of a full grade (30/30) honors (lode) may be granted with the consent of all the professors.
Registration to the exam through SIFA is mandatory.
Orthopedics
Course syllabus
Orthopedics: clinical approach to bone fractures (imaging and treatment), articular cartilage disease, Bone and soft tissue tumors
Joint biomechanics and semeiotics of hip, knee, foot and ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

Rheumatology: clinical approach to arthritis and spondyloarthritis, rheumatic diseases, connective tissue diseases
Laboratory diagnosis and therapies in rheumatology
Teaching methods
Lectures, Clinical examination, OR exposure, Videos. Practical activities will be used, through simulation or in the ward, to consolidate technical and soft knowledge and skills developed during frontal lectures.
Teaching Resources
· The pdf version of the slides presented during the course lectures will be available to the students
· Orthopaedics and Traumatology Pocketbook of orthopaedics and fractures - McRae
· Essential orthopaedics and trauma - Dandy, Edwards
· Rheumatology, orthopaedics and trauma at a glance - Swales, Bulstrode
· Adam's Outline of orthopaedics - Hamblen, Simpson
Rheumatology
Course syllabus
The course is based on a strong integration of different disciplines, thus the program of the single disciplines cannot be extracted form the program of the whole course which is reported in module Orthopedics.
Teaching methods
Lectures, Clinical examination, OR exposure, Videos. Practical activities will be used, through simulation or in the ward, to consolidate technical and soft knowledge and skills developed during frontal lectures.
Teaching Resources
· Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology, 4th edition, 2013; Edited by Richard A. Watts, Philip G. Conaghan, Christopher Denton, Helen Foster, John Isaacs, and Ulf Müller-Ladner
· EULAR Textbook on Rheumatic Diseases: http://www.eular.org/index.cfm?framePage=/edu_textbook.cfm
· Review articles provided throughout the course
Orthopedics
MED/33 - ORTHOPAEDICS - University credits: 1
Clerkship (professional training): 25 hours
Professors: Luceri Francesco, Mangiavini Laura, Peretti Giuseppe, Sirtori Paolo, Sosio Corrado
Shifts:
Gruppo 1
Professors: Luceri Francesco, Peretti Giuseppe
Gruppo 3
Professors: Mangiavini Laura, Sosio Corrado
Gruupo 2
Professors: Mangiavini Laura, Sirtori Paolo
Rheumatology
MED/16 - RHEUMATOLOGY - University credits: 1
Clerkship (professional training): 25 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Appointments can be arranged by email
Reception:
Appointments can be arranged by email