Clinical practice 6th year

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
M-PSI/01 MED/01 MED/09 MED/18
Learning objectives
The clinical practice course is organized along 3 semesters (1st and 2nd sem 5° year and 1st sem 6° year) and integrates several disciplines to provide the students with conceptual tools to properly manage major clinical presenting problems. The 6° year module integrates Internal medicine and General surgery with Exercise and Sport Medicine, General psychology and Medical statistics. Coherently with the first module of the course held in the 5th year,in the 6 year
Starting from a complex cases the differential diagnosis and the therapeutic aspects are addressed. By integrating the different discipines students are trained to identify the most appropriate clinical and diagnostic tests to formulate a correct diagnosis and start planning the appropriate treatment. The Exercise and Sport Medicine Module provides the students with conceptual tools to introduce lifestyle intervention programs (with particular focus on physical exercise and nutrition) to foster health/wellbeing and to prevent/treat major chronic non communicable diseases. Medical Statistic introduces the students to Methodology of clinical research: how to write and present a clinical research protocol. The General Psychology module focuses on the concept of patients' adherence, cultural and gender differences in patients management and care givers in health management.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the 5th and 6th year module fo the course students are expected to:
- use appropriately the clinical judgment in the evaluation of patients with complex presenting problem and complex diseases
- use the appropriate use of clinical, laboratory, tests and exams findings
- know the predictors, barriers and facilitators of adherence, know the methods for improving patient's adherence
- be aware of the cultural factors impacting on patients choices
- know the principal etiopathogenetic mechanisms of chronic non communicable diseases are modified by lifestyle interventions
- know the basic clinical competencies in order to define cardio-metabolic risk and behaviors
- be able to prescribe lifestyle intervention programs, physical exercise and nutrition, in order to foster health/wellbeing and to prevent/treat major chronic non communicable diseases.
- know how to motivate subjects/patients to modify their lifestyle
- Be able to write and present a clinical research protocol
- set up of a proper patient's treatment
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

General psychology
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Mazzocco Ketti
General surgery
MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 36 hours
Internal medicine
MED/09 - INTERNAL MEDICINE - University credits: 4
Lessons: 48 hours
Medical statistic
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS - University credits: 2
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Ambrogi Federico
Educational website(s)
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Campus Cascina Rosa, Via Vanzetti 5, Milano
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Sezione Medicina Esercizio Dipartimento Riabilitazione IRCCS IC Humanitas