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Second Semester 
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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[40/39]  MEDICINE AND SURGERY [39/00 - Ord. 2015]  PERCORSO COMUNE 8 110


KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: the student should know the main infectious, inflammatory and immunomediated skin diseases, as well as neoplastics. Moreover, the issues related to first and second generation sexually transmitted diseases, their diagnostics and principles of therapy will need to be examined in detail. As concern the more general infectious diseases, the student must know the general principles, the most important pathogenic microorganisms for the human species and the mechanisms of pathogenesis and host defense. This knowledge must include notions of epidemiology and prophylaxis of infectious and non-infectious diseases, health education, and general principles of therapy.

APPLICATION SKILLS: the student will acquire methodological and instrumental application skills for a correct epidemiological approach to health/disease problems in the population and for the prevention of diseases in the individual and in communities, with particular reference to infectious syndromes in general, inflammatory and immunomediated skin diseases and neoplastic skin pathology.

AUTONOMY OF JUDGMENT: Interpretation and comparison of scientific data.COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Exhibition of data obtained from literature and reference texts, as well as scientific publications.

LEARNING SKILLS: Consultation of databases, publications and information sources accredited at national and international level.


Analytical and problem-solving ability, autonomous learning of new knowledge and critical processing of the information conveyed from the lecturer (Maastricht, 1999).
Lessons attendance is mandatory.


Course contents:
Integrated Course Program, 6 CFU frontal teaching + 2 CFU of training
3 modules:
1. Skin Diseases
2. Venereal Diseases
3. Infective Diseases

Skin diseases:
o Anatomy and physiology of the skin, elementary lesions.
o Viral skin infections
o Psoriasis
o Pemphigus and pemphigoids
o Lichen planus
o Kaposi's disease
o Piodermitis (skin bacterial infections)
o Dermatophytosis, candidiasis,pyitiriasis versicolore.
o Dermatozoonosis
o Skin Leishmaniosis
o Skin manifestations of connective diseases
o Contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, acne , rosacea, alopecia
o Skin cancers, lymphomas.
o Melanoma

Venereal Diseases
o Siphylis
o Venereal ulcer/ chancroid; venereal lymphogranulomas
o Blenorrhagia and non gonococcal infections
o Herpes genitali
o HPV infections
General principles: ethiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and profilaxy. Host’s defence mechanisms: innate and adaptative immunity
o Respiratory infections: Influenza, Polmoniti infettive (comunitarie ed ospedaliere)
o Tubercolosis and atypical micobacteriosis
o Intestinal infections
o Botulism
o Herpesvirus infections
o Brucellosis
o Rickettsiosis
o Meningitis
o Sepsis
o Acute and chronic Viral Hepatitis
o HIV infection and related syndromes
o basis of antibiotic, antiviral treatments

Teaching Methods

Class-room taught lessons, and traineeship scheduled from the faculty teaching calendar
The lectures slides saved as pdf are published in the lecturer page, at disposal of regular student with UNICA credentials.
The active involvement of students in the learning process (active learning) will be pursued through a continuous invitation to students to reflect on topics with questions of review and research on databases and scientific literature.
Due to the ongoing health emergency from COVID-19, the lectures will be carried out online, in a virtual classroom prepared by the University (Adobe Connect platform and/or Teams). The internships will be carried out in presence, unless the health emergency worsens.

Verification of learning

Modalità di verifica dell’apprendimento:
Oral examination (every month - timetable published on the faculty web site): semi-structured exam
Quality evaluation of: diseases knowledge acquired, ability of correlation between concepts, and presentation skill.
1 question from the program arguments for each module of the course.
Final grade is expressed as the weighted average of each module, on the base of the assigned credits.
The final grade takes into account:
Quality of knowledge, skills, skills possessed and/or manifested:
a) appropriateness, correctness and congruence of knowledge
b) appropriateness, correctness and congruence of skills
c) appropriateness, correctness and congruence of competences
Exhibition mode:
a) Expressive capacity;
b) Appropriate use of the discipline-specific language;
c) Logical capacity and consequentiality in the fitting of contents;
c) Ability to connect different topics finding common points and establish a coherent general design, i.e. taking care of the structure, organization and logical connections of the exhibition discourse;
(f) Ability to synthesise.
The judgment may be:
a) Sufficient (18 to 20/30)
The candidate shows few acquired notions, superficial level, many gaps, modest expressive skills, but sufficient to support a coherent dialogue; logical abilities and consequentiality in the fitting of elementary level arguments; poor ability to synthesize and graphic expression; interaction with the teacher during the interview.
b) Discrete (21 to 23)
The candidate shows discreet acquisition of notions, but little deepening, few gaps; expressive skills more than sufficient to sustain a coherent dialogue; acceptable mastery of scientific language; logical capacity and consequentiality in the connection of moderately complex arguments; more than enough synthesis capacity
c) Good (24 to 26)
The candidate demonstrates a rather broad knowledge, moderate deepening, with small gaps; satisfactory expressive skills and significant mastery of scientific language; clearly detectable dialogical and critical spirit; good ability to synthesise
d) Great (27 to 29)
The candidate demonstrates a very extensive, well-developed background with marginal gaps; remarkable expressive skills and high mastery of scientific language; remarkable dialogical ability, good competence and relevant aptitude for logical synthesis; high synthesis capabilities
c) Excellent (30)
The candidate demonstrates a very extensive and in-depth knowledge, any irrelevant gaps; high expressive skills and high mastery of scientific language; excellent dialogical ability, strong aptitude to make connections between different topics; excellent synthesis capacity.
The praise is attributed to candidates clearly above average, and whose possible notional, expressive, conceptual, logical limits are on the whole completely irrelevant.


Skin and Venereal Diseases
Dermatologia e malattie sessualmente trasmissibili
Pippione M, Amerio P, Bongiorno MR, et al.
3° edizione – Minerva Medica
ISBN-13 978-88-7711-805-9

Infective Diseases:
Borgia, Gaeta. Malattie Infettive per studenti e medici di base. Idelson Gnocchi editore

More Information

Teaching Language: Italian
Lecturer contacts:
Laura Atzori: Dipartimento Scienze Mediche e Sanità Pubblica, Clinica Dermatologica, PO San Giovanni di Dio Via Ospedale 54 – 09124 Cagliari Tel 0706092324 Fax 0706092580
email: atzoril@unica.it
Giordano Madeddu: Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Sanità Pubblica, Asse Didattico di Medicina, piano terra. SS 554, 09042 - Monserrato (Cagliari) e-mail: giordano@uniss.it

Student reception:
Laura Atzori: by appointment confirmed via email at the Clinica Dermatologica, PO San Giovanni di Dio Via Ospedale 54 – 09124 Cagliari
Caterina Ferreli: by appointment confirmed via email at the Clinica Dermatologica, PO San Giovanni di Dio Via Ospedale 54 – 09124 Cagliari

Giordano Madeddu: by appointment via email: giordano@uniss.it

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