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

Clinical approach to cancer patient  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
4S004102
Name of lecturers
Michele Milella, Davide Melisi, Sara Pilotto
Coordinator
Michele Milella
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/06 - MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
2° semestre 1°- 5° anno dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 29, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course aims to give a general overview in the cancer setting: from the traslational researche to the clinical one.
Then students will be guided through the management of the cancer patient: from the natural pathway of cancer and the related patients’ needs in particular focusing onto:
• 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)
In the final part of the course there will be the analysis on the EBM: the importance of guidelines and clinical trials
Examples of various guidelines (ESMO and AIOM) and the different phases of clinical trials; example of a randomized phase III clinical trial. importance will be devoted to the various Emergencies in oncology and palliative cares and to
Targeted therapies.

Syllabus

Lesson 1:
Overview from the traslational to the clinical research in the oncological setting
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:
Emergencies in oncology and palliative cares
Lesson 4:
Targeted therapies: the new challenges
Lesson 5:
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)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Nino Basaglia Medicina Riabilitativa Idelson - Gnocchi 2009 9788879474917
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: Monday 30/03/2020, Monday 06/04/2020, Monday 20/04/2020, Monday 27/04/2020, Monday 04/05/2020 at 5.00 p.m.

Classroom: Medical Oncology South Building 3rd floor

Recommended Year: 5th





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