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

Medical clinic, gerontology and medical treatment - MEDICINA GENERALE, MEDICINA INTERNA E GERIATRIA

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Name of lecturers
Luciano Cominacini, Lidia Del Piccolo, Pietro Minuz, Mauro Zamboni
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Lezioni 2° semestre - 6° anno dal Jan 30, 2017 al Apr 28, 2017.

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Lesson timetable

Lezioni 2° semestre - 6° anno

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Learning outcomes

Professional objectives: to be able to interpret symptoms, clinical signs, structural and functional alterations for a global evaluation of personal health condition. To express differential diagnostic hypotheses. To analyze and solve clinical problems of internal medicine with a methodology taking in to account risk-benefits ratio and cost-benefits ratio. To be able of formulate a rational therapeutic programme based on pathophysiological and pharmacological knowledge. To behave kindly and to communicate correctly with patients and their relatives, with colleagues and other sanitary operators on the basis of professional code of conduct and respecting mutual functions.


The course of therapy will give to the students scientific information concerning drug utilization pattern and directions to pharmacological and non-pharmacolgical treatment of the following diseases:
Arterial hypertension
Heart failure
Corianry artery disease
Cardiac arrhythmias-
Atheroscerosis and thromboembolism in the cerebral and peripheral vascular disease
Venous thromboembolism
Gastroesophageal reflux
Peptic disease
Chronic pancreatitis
Diabetes mellitus
Bronchial asthma-COPD
Antibiotic treatment of pneumonia and respiratory infections-
Antibiotic treatment of main infections in other districts
Rheumatoid arthritis-Osteoarthritis
Analgesic therapy
Renal failure

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Garibotto - Pontremoli - Biancone - AAVV Manuale di nefrologia (Edizione 2) Minerva Medica 2017 9788877118868

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a-multiple choice written test on topics of medical treatment described during the cycle of lectures followed by an oral examination focused on: 1) critical evaluation of the results of the written test; 2) discussion of a clinical case chosen from several structured clinical cases available to teachers.


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