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

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

Clinical Methodology - DIDATTICA PRATICA DI SEMEIOTICA MEDICA (2019/2020)

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Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff
Laboratorio manichini 1 not yet allocated Elda Baggio
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo dott. De Marchi] 4 not yet allocated Sergio De Marchi
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo dott. Romano] 4 not yet allocated Simone Romano
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo dott.ssa Fratta Pasini] 4 not yet allocated Anna Maria Fratta Pasini
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo dott.ssa Mozzini] 4 not yet allocated Chiara Mozzini
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo dott.ssa Pizzolo] 4 not yet allocated Francesca Pizzolo
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo dott.ssa Tinazzi] 4 not yet allocated Elisa Tinazzi
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo dott.ssa Zoico] 4 not yet allocated Elena Zoico
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof. Bertoldo] 4 not yet allocated Francesco Bertoldo
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof. Dalle Carbonare] 4 not yet allocated Luca Giuseppe Dalle Carbonare
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof. Fantin] 4 not yet allocated Francesco Fantin
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof. Fava] 4 not yet allocated Cristiano Fava
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof. Ferrari] 4 not yet allocated Marcello Ferrari
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof. Girelli] 4 not yet allocated Domenico Girelli
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof. Lunardi] 4 not yet allocated Claudio Lunardi
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof. Martinelli] 4 not yet allocated Nicola Martinelli
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof. Minuz] 4 not yet allocated Pietro Minuz
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof. Olivieri] 4 not yet allocated Oliviero Olivieri
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof. Sacerdoti] 4 not yet allocated David Sacerdoti
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof.ssa De Franceschi] 4 not yet allocated Lucia De Franceschi
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof.ssa Friso] 4 not yet allocated Simonetta Friso
Semeiotica medica [Gruppo prof. Zamboni] 4 not yet allocated Mauro Zamboni

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Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to:
1. Perform a general and specific medical history.
2. Perform a general physical examination;
3. Measure blood pressure, perform a venous blood sample;
4. Understand the meaning and general pathophysiology of the most frequent signs and symptoms;
5. Be able to detect physical signs of disease, learn the most important laboratory parametersmodificationsand the most common diagnostic tests for studying the most relevantdiseases;
6. Have basic knowledge of the relationship between doctor, patient, family, colleagues and other health professionals.
7. Carry out an overall assessment, based on systems and organs, of the healthy and sick subject
8. Learn indications and limits of instrumental and laboratory diagnostics (first level).


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

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice written test. Bedside evaluation.Oral examination focused on critical evaluation of problem-oriented medical history.

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Semeiotica medica Kasper Gl, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Edition, Mc Graw Hill, 2018
Semeiotica medica Dioguardi N. , Sanna GP Moderni Aspetti di Semeiotica Medica (Edizione 6) Universo (sesta edizione) 2011

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