Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Clinical approach to cancer patient  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
4S004102
Name of lecturers
Giampaolo Tortora, Emilio Bria, Davide Melisi
Coordinator
Giampaolo Tortora
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/06 - MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Corsi elettivi 2° semestre dal Feb 20, 2017 al May 26, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Corsi elettivi 2° semestre

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Learning outcomes

CLINICAL APPROACH TO CANCER PATIENT
ENGLISH SYLLABUS:

Lesson 1
The cancer patient: the natural pathway of cancer and related patients’ needs:
• Diagnosis, staging and therapy: the outpatient and the role of the Day Service
• The role of the ward during the initial staging of the illness and active therapy
• The follow-up
• The last stage of the disease: role of the ward and of the local structures (GPs, Home help, Hospice)
Clinical case of a patient during the last phase


Lesson 2
EBM: the importance of guidelines and clinical trials
Examples of various guidelines (ESMO and AIOM)
The different phases of clinical trials; example of a randomized phase III clinical trial


Lesson 3
Different settings of treatment:
• Adjuvant and neo-adjuvant treatments: cycles number, frequency, restaging
• Therapy lines of metastatic cancer: cycles number, frequency, restaging
Examples of some chemotherapeutic cycles and therapeutic schemes. A clinical case.

Lesson 4
Other therapies
• The importance of multidisciplinarity
• Curative and palliative surgery and radiotherapy
• Supportive therapies: emesis, growing factors

Lesson 5:
Pain therapy and palliative cares

Syllabus

CLINICAL APPROACH TO CANCER PATIENT
ENGLISH SYLLABUS:

Lesson 1
The cancer patient: the natural pathway of cancer and related patients’ needs:
• Diagnosis, staging and therapy: the outpatient and the role of the Day Service
• The role of the ward during the initial staging of the illness and active therapy
• The follow-up
• The last stage of the disease: role of the ward and of the local structures (GPs, Home help, Hospice)
Clinical case of a patient during the last phase


Lesson 2
EBM: the importance of guidelines and clinical trials
Examples of various guidelines (ESMO and AIOM)
The different phases of clinical trials; example of a randomized phase III clinical trial


Lesson 3
Different settings of treatment:
• Adjuvant and neo-adjuvant treatments: cycles number, frequency, restaging
• Therapy lines of metastatic cancer: cycles number, frequency, restaging
Examples of some chemotherapeutic cycles and therapeutic schemes. A clinical case.

Lesson 4
Other therapies
• The importance of multidisciplinarity
• Curative and palliative surgery and radiotherapy
• Supportive therapies: emesis, growing factors

Lesson 5:
Pain therapy and palliative cares

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Angelo Raffaele Bianco, Sabino De Placido, Giampaolo Tortora e Pierfranco Conte Oncologia Clinica 2/ed (Edizione 2) McGraw-Hill Education (Italy) srl 2016 9788838639845

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance to the lessons

Mondays: 20/02/2017; 27/02/2017; 06/03/2017; 13/03/2017; 20/03/2017; 4.30 pm

Classroom: Medical Oncology South Building 3rd floor

Recommended Year: 5th

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017






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