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

Clinical Methodology and Laboratory Medicine - METODOLOGIA CLINICA, SEMEIOTICA MEDICA E CHIRURGICA

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Name of lecturers
Luca Giuseppe Dalle Carbonare, Giovanni Paolo Pollini, Mauro Zamboni
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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

At the end of the course the student will know the basics of the clinical reasoning and will be able to apply the correct methodology to approach the patient. He/she will be able to perform a clinical interview and to establish an effective patient-physician relationship. He/she will be able to understand and interpret the major symptoms and signs in medicine.


at the end of the course, the student must be able to:
• set the most appropriate attitude and language in relation to the environmental conditions (outpatient clinic, ward, etc.) and to the patient's conditionto obtain a precise medical history and physical examination;
• collect accurately the medical history, quoting any medical records and listing the different symptoms, correlating them with pathophysiologic criteria.
• critically evaluate the significance of symptoms, clinical signs and laboratory and instrumental data;
• fill inthe clinical record in its various sections and update, using the appropiatesemeiological terminology;
• start applying the logical tools of clinical reasoning;
• perform a clinical interview focused on the complete collection of the patient's symptoms;
• collect physiological or pathological signs concerning different anatomical systems
In particular:
- General Physical Examination
- Head and Neck
- Thorax-Respiratory System
- Cardiovascular system
- Breast
- Abdomen
- Uro-genitalapparatus
- Locomotory apparatus
- Nervous system
- Hematopoietic organs
- Assessment of nutritional status
- Assessment of physical performance
- Pain, fever

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Dioguardi N. , Sanna GP Moderni Aspetti di Semeiotica Medica (Edizione 6) Universo (sesta edizione) 2011
Amoroso A. & Rossi Fanelli F. Semeiotica Medica e Metodologia Clinica Antonio Delfino Editore 2013
Frada G & Frada G. Semeiotica medica nell'adulto e nell'anziano (Edizione 5) Piccin 2014
Amoroso A., Riggio O., Afetra A., Costantino S., Picardi A., Vettore L. Semeiotica pratica Antonio Delfino Editore 2013

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