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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[40/39]  MEDICINE AND SURGERY [39/00 - Ord. 2015]  PERCORSO COMUNE 10 145


BASIC KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION CAPACITY: The student is required to know the epidemiology, risk factors and principal clinical manifestations diseases with pertinence to surgery, the main urologic pathologies, malformation, infection and oncology. Additionally, the student is required to know the major diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches for such diseases.
APPLICATION CAPACITIES: the student must be able to apply both diagnostic and therapeutic strategies pathology of surgical and urological pathologies. In addition, he is required to critically analyze and evaluate alternative hypothesis and differential diagnosis. The student must therefore be able to rationally and efficiently choose among the available diagnostic tools in order to reach a final and correct diagnosis and to subsequently choose the right therapy.
AUTONOMY JUDGEMENT: The student will learn to acquire and integrate anamnestic and instrumental data in order to formulate a diagnostic judgement in the context of diseases of surgical and urological relevance
COMMUNICATION CAPACITY: The student will learn to present relevant data regarding a specific clinical case and to properly expose the development of diagnostic pathways and the results of therapeutic interventions.
COMPREHENSION CAPACITY: The student will learn to acquire new information and to enforce his cultural background in a critical way through the consultation and interpretation of recent scientific literature.


Mandatory prerequisites are having passed the Human Anatomy, human physiology, surgical methodology exams


General Surgery I module: 6 CFU
– Dieresis and tissue synthesis; the surgery
– Abdominal and multiple trauma
– The endocrine-metabolic response to trauma; the shock
– The surgical infections
– Wounds, bruises, ulcers, burns and chemical burns
– Pathologies of the thyroid and parathyroid
– Pathologies of mammary gland
– Pathologies of the esophagus and diaphragm
– Pathologies of the stomach
– Pathologies of the small intestine and appendix
– Pathologies of the colon, rectum and anus
– Abdominal hernias
– Peritonitis
– Intestine obstructions
– Digestive bleedings
– Pathologies of the liver and biliary tract
– Pathologies of the pancreas
– Surgical spleen diseases
– Pathologies of the adrenal, multiple endocrine neoplasia
– Transplant

Urology module: Theoric lessons (4 CFU)
• Urinary symptomatology
• The hematuria
• The malformation of the urinary tract
• The main pathologies of the scrotum
• The calculi of the urinary tract
• The infections of the urinary tract
• The urogenital TBC
• The trauma of the urogenital apparatus
• The tumors of the renal parenchyma
• The tumors of the excretory tract
• The benign prostatic hypertrophy
• The tumors of the prostatic parenchyma
• The tumors of the testis
• Male infertility and lack of erection
• The kidney transplantation

Teaching Methods

The entire course will include both frontal lectures presented thought PowerPoint presentations and clinical practice though the attendance of clinical ward, day hospital, clinic and endoscopy unit. The frontal lecture may be integrated by innovative teaching routes (active learning) through the analysis and interpretation of clinical cases. In agreement with the Manifesto degli Studi for the AA 2020-2021 (pag.12): “teaching will be contemporary held both by frontal lesson and online, delineating a joint teaching that could be held both in university classrooms or through online education activities. Each student is required to choose between frontal or distance lessons at the beginning of the semester. This will be a binding choice for the entire semester. If the number of the students exceeds the maximum classroom seating capacity, determined by the state sanitary regulations to fight the Covid-19 pandemics, the access to the didactic units will be regulated though a rounding system that will be communicated in time to the interested students.

Verification of learning

The final exam will be based on oral test.
The oral exam will include 3 open questions on 3 different topics present on the program that could be also presented as clinical cases. Every answer will be evaluated with a score ranging from 0 to 10.
In both cases, the maximum final grade that could be achieved is 30. The exam will be considered as passed if at least a grade of 18/30 has been achieved.
The comprehension of course covered topics, as well as the ability to formulate valid diagnostic hypothesis and to verify them through an opportune and valuable diagnostic planning, will be evaluated. The knowledge of non specialistic therapies for the examinated pathologies will also be evaluated. Finally, the expression capacity, the use of appropriate scientific language and the ability to synthetize information will be assessed.
The final grade will take into account:
Manifested quality of the knowledge, capacities and competences:
a) Knowledge pertinence, accuracy and consistency
b) Capacity pertinence, accuracy and consistency
c) Competences pertinence, accuracy and consistency
Expository modalities:
a) Expressive capacity.
b) Appropriate and correct use of specific discipline-related language.
c) Logic reasoning capabilities in contents connection.
e) Ability to create links between different topics focusing on common points, and to make a general coherent speech, taking care of the structure, organization and logic connections of the speech.
f) Ability to synthetize information.
The final grade can be:
a) Sufficient (18 to 20/30)
Scarcity of acquired notions, superficial level of knowledge with numerous gaps, simple expressive capacities but sufficient to sustain a coherent speech. The capacity to link different topics lays at an elementary level. Scarce ability to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
b) Decent (21 to 23)
Reasonable quantity of acquired notions, but scarce in-depth analysis. Few knowledge gaps. Expressive capacities adequate to sustain a coherent speech and acceptable scientific language fluency. The ability to logically link different topics lays at a moderate complexity level. Adequate ability to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
c) Good (24 to 26)
Wide knowledge, moderate in-depth analysis, with little gaps; satisfying expressive capacities and significative scientific language fluency; well recognizable ability to dialog and acceptable critical sensibility. Good ability to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
d) Very good (27 to 29)
Extensive and deeply analyzed knowledge, with only negligible gaps; notable expressive capacities and high scientific language fluency; remarkable ability to dialog and inclination to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
e) Excellent (30)
Exceptionally extensive and deeply analyzed knowledge, eventually with irrelevant gaps. Very high expressive capacities and scientific language fluency, excellent ability to dialog, exceptional inclination to create links between different topics, outstanding ability to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
The laude will be awarded to the candidates that demonstrate to be remarkably above the average, whose eventual expressional, conceptual, logical and notional limits result to be mainly irrelevant.


The student is free as regards the choice of the text or texts on which to study. Of the many treaties in Italian or English, an edition not prior to 2018 is recommended.

More Information

The exam registrations will take place through ESSE3 platform.
The exam could be sustained by all the students who attended at least 70% of the total frontal lectures hours and at least 50% of each lesson module and after a complete attendance of all hours required for the practical professionalizing activity.

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