Infectious Diseases (clerkship)

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Practical activities will be organized, through simulation or at the bedside in the ward, to consolidate technical and soft knowledge and skills developed during frontal lectures.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the clerkship, students will have experienced:
- clinical and epidemiological history taking
- clinical examination of the thorax, abdomen, lymphnodes
- laboratory diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia
- laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis
- laboratory diagnosis of HIV infection
- laboratory diagnosis of viral hepatitis (HAV, HBV, HCV)
- blood culturing
- antibiogram interpretation and principles of antibiotic use
- interpretation of vitro-immunological parameters in the management of HIV infection
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Course syllabus
Clinical approach to Infectious Diseases of Respiratory System, Skin and soft tissue, bone and joints, Gastrointestinal System, Heart, Urinary tract, Sexually transmitted diseases, Central Nervous System diseases.
General principles of antimicrobial therapy, antibiotic use, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship
Clinical approach to Parasitic and Fungal diseases.
Examination of laboratory tests
Prerequisites for admission
To take the Infectious 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).
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars; discussion of clinical cases, journal club and case method. 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
· Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's, "Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases"
· "Infectious Diseases", edited by Jonathan Cohen, M Sc, FRCP, FRCPath, FRCPE, FMedSci, William G. Powderly, MD and Steven M. Opal, MD
· "Malattie Infettive" di Moroni, Esposito, Antinori
Review articles on specific topics will be provided.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Students assessment is based on oral examinations of Pharmacology and Infectious Diseases, that must be taken in the same session. The final mark is the average of the two oral marks weighted for the credits of each module.
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.
MED/17 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES - University credits: 1
Clerkship (professional training): 25 hours