Postgraduate School of Cardiac Surgery

Specializzazioni mediche
Postgraduate Schools - Medicine, Healthcare, Dental Medicine
A.Y. 2018/2019
Course class
Classe delle Chirurgie cardio-toraco-vascolari
Study area
Medicine and Healthcare
Postgraduate Schools - Medicine, Healthcare, Dental Medicine
300
ECTS
5
Years
Milano, San Donato Milanese, Monza
Italian
Director of Specialization School
Common training objectives (or common core)

Students must acquire: in-depth knowledge of anatomy, clinical biochemistry, physiopathology and pharmacology; the ability to complete epidemiologic evaluations and workup of clinical cases, also through the use of information systems; practical experience required to clinically assess a patient correctly based on knowledge of aetiopathogenic mechanisms of disease processes, of related anatomical-pathological aspects, and of microbiological and haematological implications; in-depth knowledge of scientific English. Students must also acquire: adequate knowledge of surgical anatomy for objective clinical examinations and surgical medicine; the principles of asepsis and issues relating to organization and environmental hygiene in the operating room; knowledge of surgical instruments and of suture materials; traditional and alternative surgical methods and techniques; basic knowledge and related practical experience for personally assessing the overall condition of patients and identifying correctly cardiac, thoracic or vascular pathologies, providing an indication of the most suitable therapy as a function of risks, benefits and expected outcome for each single patient; acquire theoretical-practical knowledge of the preoperative and postoperative care (including intensive care) in diseases linked to their specialization that require surgery, so that students are able to address and solve issues pertaining to the definition and management of postoperative care and aftercare. Based on a comprehensive evaluation of the disease, they must be able to personally complete elective or emergency surgery. Students must acquire: the core competencies and experience required to diagnose and prescribe treatment for diseases pertaining to the class, with an overall understanding of priorities in the case of multiple pathologies or lesions in patients requiring other important specialist treatment; knowledge of the medical-legal aspects of theirs profession and the body of laws, norms and regulations governing healthcare; the ability to organize and manage their own surgical activity in relation to the characteristics of the facility in which they will be operating.

Core training objectives

Students must acquire in-depth knowledge of the anatomy, physiopathology and pathological anatomy of organs in the thoracic cavity and of the cardiovascular system; they must acquire the competencies to complete epidemiological evaluations and systematization of clinical data, also through the use of information systems;

School-specific training objectives

Students must acquire core competencies in surgical anatomy, surgery and surgical techniques, including issues relating to organization and environmental hygiene in the operating room, surgical equipment and materials.
Students must acquire in-depth knowledge of all pathological processes affecting the heart and large vessels, of instrumental methods for clinical evaluation, with particular reference to angiography and echocardiography, of surgical solutions known to be effective in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, both techniques and indications.
Students must learn the most important aspects of anaesthesia and acquire adequate knowledge of postoperative care of cardiac surgery patients.
Students must acquire methods for assessing indications for surgery, even using surgical risk stratification methods and appropriate risk-benefit analysis.
Alla Scuola si accede con concorso annuale per titoli ed esami bandito di norma entro il 28 febbraio di ciascun anno con Decreto del Ministero per il numero di posti determinati ai sensi dell'art. 35, comma 2, del Decreto Legislativo n. 368 del 1999.
Al concorso possono partecipare i laureati in Medicina e Chirurgia in data anteriore al termine di scadenza per la presentazione delle domande di partecipazione al concorso fissato dal bando, con obbligo, a pena di esclusione, di superare l'esame di Stato di abilitazione all'esercizio della professione di medico-chirurgo entro il termine fissato per l'inizio delle attività didattiche delle Scuole

Candidates are selected through an annual competition based on qualifications and examination. The call for applications is normally issued by 28 February of each year by a Ministerial Decree, and the number of places available is determined pursuant to art. 35, paragraph 2, of Legislative Decree no. 368 of 1999.
Eligible candidates are Medicine graduates who obtained their degree before the application deadline set out in the call for applications, provided that they pass the Medical Practitioner State Board Exam within the start date of the Postgraduate School programme
Milano, San Donato Milanese, Monza
Learning centers
L'attività didattica, formale e professionalizzante, si espleta nelle seguenti sedi:

Centro Cardiologico Monzino
- U.O.C. Chirurgia cardiaca
- U.O.C. Scompenso e cardiologia clinica
- Area cardiologia interventistica - Cardiologia invasiva 1
- Proced. TAVI
- U.O.C. Cardiochirurgia - sviluppo iniziative
- U.O. Chirurgia vascolare ed endovascolare
- U.O. Anestesia e rianimazione
- U.O. Ecocardiografia

Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio
- U.O.C. Chirurgia generale
- U.O.C. Cardiochirurgia

ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco
- U.O.C. Cardiochirurgia del Presidio Ospedaliero "Luigi Sacco"

IRCCS Policlinico San Donato
- U.O.C. Cardiochirurgia

IEO - Istituto Europeo di Oncologia
- U.O.C. Chirurgia toracica

ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo
- U.O.C. Chirurgia generale ad indirizzo epato-bilio-pancreatico e digestivo del Presidio Ospedaliero "San Paolo"

Policlinico di Monza
- U.O. Cardiochirurgia

Courses list

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Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Anatomia patologica 1 8 Italian
Anatomia umana 1 8 Italian
Anestesia e rianimazione tronco comune (TIROCINIO PRIMO ANNO)
5 Italian
Chirurgia cardiaca 1 25 70 Italian
Chirurgia generale tronco comune clinico 12 15 Italian
Chirurgia toracica tronco comune 11 15 Italian
Chirurgia vascolare tronco comune (PRIMO ANNO) 1 15 Italian
Diagnostica per immagini tronco comune 1 15 Italian
Farmacologia 1 8 Italian
Fisiologia 1 8 Italian
Malattie del sangue 1 8 Italian
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Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Anestesia e rianimazione tronco comune (SECONDO ANNO) 6 15 Italian
Chirurgia cardiaca 2 28 70 Italian
Chirurgia cardiaca tronco comune 11 15 Italian
Chirurgia generale tronco comune emergenze 1 15 Italian
Chirurgia vascolare tronco comune (TIROCINIO SECONDO ANNO)
10 Italian
Informatica 2 16 Italian
Malattie dell'apparato cardiovascolare tronco comune 1 15 Italian
Malattie dell'apparato respiratorio tronco comune 1 15 Italian
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Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Chirurgia cardiaca 3 55 62 Italian
Inglese 2 16 Italian
Medicina legale 1 8 Italian
Neurologia 1 8 Italian
Psicologia 1 8 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Chirurgia cardiaca 4 58 70 Italian
Malattie infettive 1 8 Italian
Scienze tecniche mediche applicate 1 8 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Chirurgia cardiaca 5 44 70 Italian
Igiene e medicina preventiva
Buffoli Maddalena
Capolongo Stefano
1 8 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Prova finale
15 Italian