Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Verona)

Clinical nursing care in medical area [Matricole dispari] - ONCOLOGIA MEDICA

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Name of lecturer
Michele Milella
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
INF VR - 2° anno 1° sem dal Oct 2, 2018 al Dec 21, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course will pursue 4 main objectives:
• Knowing the principles of Medical Oncology and Palliative Cares.
• Knowing the rational bases and procedures of the screening, diagnosis and staging procedures of the highest incidence tumors.
• Knowing the treatment objectives and the specific strategies (principles of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, molecular target therapies, immunotherapy).
• Knowing the rational bases and the modalities of interventions in order to support cancer patient (pain therapy, nutritional support, etc).
In detail, the course will focus on assistance to patients with chronic medical illnesses, both in stability and instability (heart failure, AMI and angina, COPD and asthma). The approach considers contents and assistance modalities to activate specific self-help behaviors considering that most of the patients with chronic illness live at home and the hospitalization time is very short. Patient problems will be focused by considering their evolution, the evaluation of the patient and the choice of care interventions based on the patient's evidence, appropriateness and needs. The instability/acute exacerbation will be dealt with an assistance protocol. Impact and experience of the disease both on patient and his/her family will be also considered. Aspects of rehabilitation and palliation will be explored according to symptoms in the advanced stage (eg dyspnoea). This Teaching develops on the knowledge of the 1st year of nursing (assessment of breath, meaning and signs/symptoms of hypoxia, dyspnoea, principles of therapy, principles of nursing, supervision, physiology, pathophysiology and general pathology). Contents are linked to the two following modules regarding therapeutic education and community nursing for the early discharge and the related supportive needs.


Programme training activities:
Principles of tumor biology
Epidemiology and risk factors
Principles of diagnosis and staging of tumors and clinical appearances of the neoplastic pathology
Principles of pain therapy and nutritional support for cancer patients
Antitumor therapeutic approaches (chemotherapy, hormone therapy, molecular targets, immunotherapy, integrated treatments)

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

Multiple choice written quiz.


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