Traslational cardiovascular medicine and surgery (clerkship)

A.Y. 2019/2020
3
Max ECTS
75
Overall hours
SSD
MED/11 MED/22 MED/23
Language
English
Learning objectives
Practical activities will be used, through simulation, through the attendance in the ward or attendance of real cardiac or vascular surgery procedures in the ward, to consolidate technical and soft knowledge and skills developed during frontal lectures.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the cardiovascular clerkship, students should be able to:
- Evaluate patients with heart failure: history, clinical examination, and EKG
- Perform and evaluate cardiopulmonary exercise test
- Evaluate patients with acute chest pain
- Evaluate patients with acute dyspnea
- Monitor patients with acute myocardial infarction
- Assess and manage pre- and postoperatively patients candidate to cardiac surgery, mainly adult patients undergoing coronary, valve ad aorta surgery
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Prerequisites for admission
To take the Translational Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery 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).
Furthermore students must review in detail the program of System Diseases 1, in particular the modules of Cardiovascular Diseases and Diagnostic Imaging, and the programs of Pharmacology 1 and 2.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Students' evaluation is assessed with three oral examinations focused on the topics developed during the course (one for Cardiovascular Diseases, one for Cardiac Surgery and one for Vascular Surgery). The final mark is the average of the marks obtained in the three oral examinations weighted for the number of credits of each discipline.
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.
Cardiovascular diseases
Course syllabus
Cardiology. Clinical approach to patients with heart failure: history, clinical examination, and ECG, patients with acute chest pain, patients with acute dyspnea. Perform and evaluate cardiopulmonary exercise test. Monitor patients with acute myocardial infarction
Cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. Assess and manage pre- and postoperatively patients candidate to cardiac surgery, mainly adult patients undergoing coronary, valve ad aorta surgery
Teaching methods
Lectures, Clinical cases, Case studies and Laboratory skills. 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
· Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Edition, McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2018
· Goldman's Cecil Medicine, L. Goldman, A. I. Schafer, 25th ed., Elsevier, 2015
· Making Sense of Exercise Texting, R. B. Schoene, H. T. Robertson, CRC Press, 2019
· Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Single Volume, D. Mann, D. Zipes, P. Libby, R. Bonow, 10th ed., Saunders, 2015
· Rutherfords' Vascular Surgery, 8th edition, Elsevier, 2014
· Johns Hopkins Textbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, 2014
Cardiac surgery
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 Cardiovascular diseases.
Teaching methods
Lectures, Clinical cases, Case studies and Laboratory skills. 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
· Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Edition, McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2018
· Goldman's Cecil Medicine, L. Goldman, A. I. Schafer, 25th ed., Elsevier, 2015
· Making Sense of Exercise Texting, R. B. Schoene, H. T. Robertson, CRC Press, 2019
· Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Single Volume, D. Mann, D. Zipes, P. Libby, R. Bonow, 10th ed., Saunders, 2015
· Rutherfords' Vascular Surgery, 8th edition, Elsevier, 2014
· Johns Hopkins Textbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, 2014
Vascular surgery
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 Cardiovascular diseases.
Teaching methods
Lectures, Clinical cases, Case studies and Laboratory skills. 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
· Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Edition, McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2018
· Goldman's Cecil Medicine, L. Goldman, A. I. Schafer, 25th ed., Elsevier, 2015
· Making Sense of Exercise Texting, R. B. Schoene, H. T. Robertson, CRC Press, 2019
· Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Single Volume, D. Mann, D. Zipes, P. Libby, R. Bonow, 10th ed., Saunders, 2015
· Rutherfords' Vascular Surgery, 8th edition, Elsevier, 2014
· Johns Hopkins Textbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, 2014
Cardiac surgery
MED/23 - HEART SURGERY - University credits: 1
Clerkship (professional training): 25 hours
Cardiovascular diseases
MED/11 - CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES - University credits: 1
Clerkship (professional training): 25 hours
Vascular surgery
MED/22 - VASCULAR SURGERY - University credits: 1
Clerkship (professional training): 25 hours
Shifts:
Group 1
Professor: Trimarchi Santi
Group 2
Professor: Nano Giovanni