The course aims to provide students with: i) knowledge of the main diseases, benign or malignant, of surgical interest and the main surgical techniques needed; ii) information on diagnostic and therapeutic methods; iii) the ability to identify the conditions that require the specialist's professional contribution.
Expected learning outcomes
Students must: i) know how to correlate the signs and symptoms to the main surgical pathologies; ii) know how to develop a diagnostic and therapeutic pathway with regard to benign and malignant diseases; iii) know how to communicate to the patient the options of a conservative and surgical nature.
Lesson period: First semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
Dysphagia Jaundice Focal lesions of the liver Abdominal pain in the upper quadrants Pain in the chest Swelling of the neck Secretions of the nipple Breast nodule Abdominal pain in the lower quadrants Haematemesis/melena Lower gastrointestinal haemorrhagies Alterations of bowel movements Intra-abdominal masses
Prerequisites for admission
Anatomy, Physiology, Semeiotics and Medical Pathology, Semeiotics and Surgical Pathology, Pharmacology
Frontal lessons. ED and first aid activities. Frequency in surgical outpatient facility. Frequency in the operating room. Seminars.
F. Minni: Chirurgia Generale (2 voll.), CEA, 2019 D.F. D'Amico: Manuale di Chirurgia Generale, II Ed., Piccin, 2018 R. Dionigi: Chirurgia, VI Ed. (2 voll.), Elsevier, 2017 F.C. Brunicardi: Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, XI Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2019 J.L. Cameron, A.M. Cameron: Current Surgical Therapy, XII Ed., Elsevier, 2017 C.M. Townsend: Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, XX Ed.,Elsevier, 2016 M.W. Mulholland: Greenfield's Surgery, VI Ed., Wolters Kluwert, 2016
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral examination. The candidate must be able to carry out a clinical reasoning on the basis of a simple clinical case, also indicating the principles of therapy.