Semiotics and pathology of systems (qualifying activity)

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
150
Overall hours
SSD
MED/09 MED/10 MED/11 MED/14 MED/18
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The purpose of this course is to provide essential knowledge on: i) learn how to conduct a medical and anamnestic interview, and apply the correct steps of a medical examination; ii) understand the patho-physiological features of acute and chronic diseases and recognize the most relevant signs and symptoms of respiratory, cardiovascular, nephrological, and urological diseases.
Expected learning outcomes
The students: a) know how to collect medical and anamnestic data in a clinical record; b) know how to perform and apply the correct steps of a medical examination; c) understand the patho-physiological features of acute and chronic diseases and recognize the most relevant signs and symptoms of respiratory, cardiovascular, nephrological, and urological diseases.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Concerning clerkships, information will be directly given by professors during classes, following the current agreement with the San Paolo hospital concerning safety and health surveillance measures to be adopted for accessing wards, day-hospital, and laboratories.
Prerequisites for admission
Based on the knowledge acquired in the "Physiology", "Pathology" and "Biology and Genetics" courses, the student will gain understanding of pathophysiology basis regarding cardiovascular, respiratory, and nephron-urological diseases.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists:
· of a theoretical-practical test on the main maneuvers of the physical examination of the patient, performed on a dummy. The evaluation of the test contributes to the final vote. Passing the practice test with a minimum of 18/30 allows admission to the oral exam.
· of an oral test in which the student will be evaluated for her/his ability to express with clarity and language appropriateness the most relevant characteristics of cardiovascular, respiratory, and nephron-urological diseases. Moreover, the student will receive a question on Genetics.
Passing the test will result in a mark expressed in thirtieths. No intermediate tests are planned.
Cardiovascular diseases
Course syllabus
Professional activities pursue and are an integral part of the objectives and results of the learning expected from teaching, as they confer the skills and abilities useful for applying knowledge in clinical practice.
Teaching methods
Attendance in hospital wards, clinics, day hospitals, first aid activities, discussion of clinical cases.
Teaching Resources
Harrison Principi di Medicina Interna
Respiratory diseases
Course syllabus
Professional activities pursue and are an integral part of the objectives and results of the learning expected from teaching, as they confer the skills and abilities useful for applying knowledge in clinical practice.
Teaching methods
Attendance in hospital wards, clinics, day hospitals, first aid activities, discussion of clinical cases.
Teaching Resources
Harrison Principi di Medicina Interna
Nephrology
Course syllabus
Professional activities pursue and are an integral part of the objectives and results of the learning expected from teaching, as they confer the skills and abilities useful for applying knowledge in clinical practice.
Teaching methods
Attendance in hospital wards, clinics, day hospitals, first aid activities, discussion of clinical cases.
Teaching Resources
Harrison Principi di Medicina Interna
Internal medicine
Course syllabus
Professional activities pursue and are an integral part of the objectives and results of the learning expected from teaching, as they confer the skills and abilities useful for applying knowledge in clinical practice.
Teaching methods
Attendance in hospital wards, clinics, day hospitals, first aid activities, discussion of clinical cases.
Teaching Resources
Harrison Principi di Medicina Interna
General surgery
Course syllabus
Professional activities pursue and are an integral part of the objectives and results of the learning expected from teaching, as they confer the skills and abilities useful for applying knowledge in clinical practice.
Teaching methods
Attendance in hospital wards, clinics, day hospitals, operating rooms, first aid activities, discussion of clinical cases.
Teaching Resources
Harrison Principi di Medicina Interna
Cardiovascular diseases
MED/11 - CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES - University credits: 1
Professional training: 25 hours
Professor: Carugo Stefano
General surgery
MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 1
Professional training: 25 hours
Professor: Ghelma Filippo
Internal medicine
MED/09 - INTERNAL MEDICINE - University credits: 2
Professional training: 50 hours
Professor: Podda Gianmarco
Nephrology
MED/14 - NEPHROLOGY - University credits: 1
Professional training: 25 hours
Respiratory diseases
MED/10 - RESPIRATORY DISEASES - University credits: 1
Professional training: 25 hours
Professor: Centanni Stefano