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

Systematic pathology I - REUMATOLOGIA

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Domenico Biasi, Davide Gatti, Maurizio Rossini
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Lezioni 1° semestre 2°- 6° anno dal Oct 3, 2016 al Dec 22, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

Lezioni 1° semestre 2°- 6° anno

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Learning outcomes

Medical students will be able to grasp basic knowledge related to epidemiology, classification, pathophysiology, methodological and diagnostic istopathological and clinical approaches, impact of treatment on natural history of main hematological, reumathological, allergic, gastroenterological, infectious and cutaneous disorders.


The purpose of the course is to learn the clinical elements that justify the intervention of the specialist Rheumatologist:
- to Know how to distinguish osteoarthritis from arthritis on a clinical level
- to Know the elements of differential diagnosis between rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis.
- to Know how to find the clinical elements to diagnose a rheumatic disease with particular reference to connectitis and vasculitis.
- to Know the laboratory procedures able to support a diagnosis of a rheumatic diseases.
- to Know how to interpret the results of the main laboratory tests of rheumatological relevance.
- to be able to recognize the elementary radiological lesions of the osteoarticular pathology.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will consist of a written and an oral test


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