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Second Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[40/39]  MEDICINE AND SURGERY [39/00 - Ord. 2015]  PERCORSO COMUNE 3 45


The course consists of a part of Internal Medicine and a part of surgery. The aim of the course is to teach the student how to collect the clinical history and how to make the physical examination. Particular attention will be paid to the doctor-patient relationship, the role of the medical record and its compilation. First approach to anamnesis. General rules of anamnesis. Introduction to the methodology of patient’s visit trough an approach to diseases, which can induce abnormalities, found during the clinical visit of the patient. This phase uses a basis of anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and patology. The following systems are considered: gut and liver, renal, heart and thorax. Moreover information on the haemostatic system is given. The physical approach to the patient is described with practical details.


Anatomy, Chemistry


Internal Medicine:
• Anamnesis: what does it mean
• Previous and active anamnesis
• The zones of the abdomen
• How to visit the abdomen and to palpate the liver
• Ascites and its pathophysiology
• Hepatitis and liver chirrosis
• Jaundice
• Splenomegaly: how to palpate the spleen
• Colonic cancer: how they can be suspected
• Gallstones: clinical pictures and complications
• How to visit the kidneys
• Pathophysiology of blood coagulation
• Purpura and thrombocytopenia
• Pneumonitis and how to make diagnosis
• Asthma attacks
• Hyperthyroidism
• Cushing syndrome
• Addison’s disease
• Metabolic syndrome
• Angina and myocardial infarction
• Cardiac murmurs
• How to visit lynphonodes

General Surgery:
The diagnostic process: the Patient–Physician Relationship. Medical history: family diseases, social history, past medical history, history of the present illness. The medical records. Examination of swellings and wounds. Physiopathology of hydro-electrolytic balance; Homeostasis and impairment of sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium. Acid-base balance: acidosis and alkalosis (secondary to respiratory and metabolic diseases)

Teaching Methods

Lessons and training

Verification of learning

Written exam


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- Metodologia clinica. Nuti e Caniggia
- Moderni aspetti di Semeiotica Medica. Sanna e Dioguardi
- Metodologia Chirurgica. W. Montorsi, A. Pernacchia, P. Pietri - Ed Minerva Medica.
- Semeiotica e Metodologia Chirurgica. E. Berti Riboli, M. Gipponi - ECIG
- Semeiotica Chirurgica e Metodologia Clinica. L. Gallone - Casa Editrice Ambrosiana.
- Corazza, Ziparo. Manuale di Fisiopatologia medica e chirurgica. Il pensiero scientifico editore.
- D’Amico. Chirurgia Generale. Fisiopatologia clinica e terapia. Piccin
- F. Basile, R. Bellantone, A. Biondi, G. Di Candio, G. Dionigi, L. Decimo, C.P. Lombardi. Manuale di Semeiotica e Metodologia Chirurgica. EDRA

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The students will be meet by email request

Questionnaire and social

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