Surgery: clinics and therapy (6th year)

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
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.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Course syllabus
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
Lower gastrointestinal haemorrhagies
Alterations of bowel movements
Intra-abdominal masses
Prerequisites for admission
Anatomy, Physiology, Semeiotics and Medical Pathology, Semeiotics and Surgical Pathology, Pharmacology
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons.
ED and first aid activities.
Frequency in surgical outpatient facility.
Frequency in the operating room.
Teaching Resources
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.
MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Opocher Enrico