Postgraduate School of Thoracic 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, Monza, Saronno, Legnano, Cuggiono
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 the thorax and the organs therein;
-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

-Learn the theory and scientific principles, and train in thoracic surgery and medical assistance in the field of thoracic and mini-invasive surgery
-Know the signs and symptoms, as well as the laboratory and instrumental methodologies to complete diagnostic and treatment procedures in diseases requiring surgery in the thorax and the organs therein
-Acquire mastery of surgical techniques, including those relating to oncological thoracic surgery, emergency and urgent thoracic surgery and lung transplant surgery, so as to be able to complete therapeutic surgical procedures in collaboration with surgical specialists from other fields and with medical and radiogenic therapeutic support

Related or additional objectives
Students must acquire the core competencies and experience to recognize and, where required, treat pathologies pertaining to other medical specialties, particularly when immediate action is required. Students must learn to complete a comprehensive workup for cases requiring multispecialty management and correctly define treatment priorities in the case of multiple lesions or pathologies.
They must also understand medical-legal aspects pertaining to their specialist class and the laws and regulations governing healthcare.
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, Monza, Saronno, Legnano, Cuggiono
Learning centers
L'attività didattica, formale e professionalizzante, si espleta nelle seguenti sedi:

IEO - Istituto Europeo di Oncologia
- S.C. Chirurgia toracica

Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
- U.O. Chirurgia toracica e dei trapianti di polmone
- U.O.C. Pneumologia
- U.O.C. di Anestesia e Terapia Intensiva Adulti
- U.O. di Chirurgia vascolare
- U.O. Chirurgia Generale e Trapianti di Fegato
- U.O.C. Oncologia
- U.O.C. Anatomia patologica

ASST Monza
- S.C. Chirurgia Toracica del Presidio Ospedaliero "San Gerardo"

ASST Valle Olona
- U.O. di Chirurgia Generale e Struttura Semplice Dipartimentale di Chirurgia del Polmone e del Mediastino del Presidio Ospedaliero di Saronno

ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda
- U.O. Chirurgia toracica

Fondazione IRCCS - Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori
- S.C. Chirurgia Toracica

ASST Ovest Milanese
- U.O. Chirurgia generale e U.O.S. Chirurgia generale ad indirizzo toracico dei Presidi Ospedalieri di Legnano
e Cuggiono

ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo
- U.O. Chirurgia toracica del Presidio Ospedaliero "San Paolo"

Centro Cardiologico Monzino
- U.O. Cardiochirurgia
  • Secretariat of the Postgraduate Schools: Ms Chiara Pizzamiglio
    Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Medico-Chirurgica e dei Trapianti - Pad. Zonda, via F. Sforza n. 35 - 20122 Milano
    chiara.pizzamiglio@unimi.it
    +3902/55035570

Courses list

year
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 generale tronco comune clinico 12 15 Italian
Chirurgia toracica 1 25 94 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
year
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Anestesia e rianimazione tronco comune (SECONDO ANNO) 6 15 Italian
Chirurgia cardiaca tronco comune 11 15 Italian
Chirurgia generale tronco comune emergenze 1 15 Italian
Chirurgia toracica 2 29 94 Italian
Chirurgia vascolare tronco comune (TIROCINIO SECONDO ANNO)
10 Italian
Inglese 1 8 Italian
Malattie dell'apparato cardiovascolare tronco comune 1 15 Italian
Malattie dell'apparato respiratorio tronco comune 1 15 Italian
year
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Chirurgia toracica 3 54 94 Italian
Informatica 1 8 Italian
Neurochirurgia 1 8 Italian
Oncologia 1 8 Italian
Rapporto con il paziente - consenso informato - amministrazione ospedaliera 3 24 Italian
year
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Chirurgia toracica 4 58 94 Italian
Otorinolaringoiatria 1 8 Italian
Pediatria 1 8 Italian
year
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Chirurgia toracica 5 44 94 Italian
Medicina legale 1 8 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Prova finale
15 Italian