Medical Science Specialties 3

A.Y. 2022/2023
Overall hours
MED/06 MED/18 MED/49
Learning objectives
The purpose of the course is to introduce the main principles of medical oncology and general surgery, clinical manifestations and related diagnostic procedures, with a focus on the profession and practice of dietitian. The course aims to know interactions between pathology and the possible nutritional consequences, to find the nutritional corrective actions; know physiopathology and describe the dietetic-behavior action specific for patient and for the possible disease.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will know bases of main oncological and metabolic diseases with particular attention given to related nutritional requirements and the surgical approach to the treatment of obesity.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Prerequisites for admission
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Slides e bibliografia a cura del Docente
Course syllabus
- Introduction to medical oncology
- Epidemiology of cancer
- The carcinogenetic pathway
- Screening in oncology
- Endocrine sensitive cancers (breast and prostate)
- Lung cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons, interactive discussion of clinical cases.
Teaching Resources
- Slides e bibliografia a cura del Docente
Course syllabus
- Introduction to nutrition in general surgery (ERAS program and nutritional scores)
- Stoma
- Short bowel syndrome
- Bowel obstruction
- Pancreas (pancreaititis and pancreatic neoplasms)
- Stomach (neoplastic and obesity surgery)
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons, interactive discussion of clinical cases.
Teaching Resources
Pironi L, Arends J Bzzetti F. ESPEN guidelines on chronic intestinal failure in adults. Clinical Nutrition 35 (2016) 247:307
- Ljungqvist O. Enhanced Recovery after surgery. A Review. JAMA 2017, 152: 292-298
- Torgensen Z, Balters M. Perioperative Nutrition. Surg Clin Am 95 (2015) 255-267
- Kumpf V, De Aguilar-Nascimento JE. ASPEN-FELAMPE Clinical Guideline: nutrition support of adult patients with enterocutaneous fistula. JPEN 2017; 41:104-112
Applied dietotherapy 3
Course syllabus
1- Malnutrition and supplementation
2- Neoplastic cachexia
3- Refeeding syndrome
4- Obesity, dietary and surgical treatment
5- Stomies/gastrectomies
6- Dumping syndrome
7- Artificial nutrition
8-Dysphagia and modified condition
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
National and international guidelines (ESPEN - SINPE)
Applied dietotherapy 3
MED/49 - FOOD AND DIETETIC SCIENCES - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
MED/06 - MEDICAL ONCOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Ferrari Daris
MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours