General surgery

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Educational training objectives are:
1) Lead the student to an overall view of pathological problems of surgical interest and to be able to clearly carry out a differential diagnostic procedure;
2) Lead the student to rationally make the choice of instrumental and laboratory test, based on the principles of sensitivity and specificity, and also with an evaluation of the cost / benefit ratio;
3) With the help of the discussion of simulate clinical cases, perfect the knowledge acquired in previous years and apply them to the understanding of complex clinical syndromes;
4) Provide the elements (notions and method) so that the student can manage the relationship with the patient and his/her family members, in order to help and if necessary guide the decisions that concern them, to make them aware of the benefits, risks, consequences and possible complications of the interventions proposed by the surgeon specialist and to ensure the necessary psychological and assistance support after the discharge of the patient from the hospital ward.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have to:
1) Be able to formulate a diagnostic hypothesis, with particular regard to the differential diagnosis;
2) Know how to indicate the most useful and least expensive techniques of physical, laboratory and instrumental diagnosis;
3) Know how to indicate, for each pathology, a PUIGES type evaluation (from the terms Prevalence, Urgency, Medical Intervention, Severity case exemplarity, Social impact);
4) Be able to propose different therapeutic solutions (medical and surgical), evaluating the advantages, risks and possible consequences;
5) Know how to formulate a prognosis quad vita and quad valetudinem (literally "regarding life and health", expression used in the formulation of medical prognosis to express a judgement related to the recovery of a good state of health);
6) Getting to know how the issues of post-operative home care and curative or replacement therapeutic measures after common major surgery;
7) Know the necessary equipment and know how to implement the simplest surgical provisions that the family doctor can be called to perform.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 48 hours