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


Skin diseases: knowledge of the main skin pathologies due to bacteria, fungi, virus, parasites and protozoa; most common inflammatory diseases (psoriasis, lichen planus), autoimmune bullous diseases, allergologic dermatology (contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, drug adverse reactions), skin manifestations of connective tissue disease, acne, rosacea, alopecia, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, skin lymphomas, Kaposi disease.
Venereal diseases: knowledge of the main sexually transmitted diseases, of first and second generation, with diagnosis and therapy principles.
Infective diseases: knowledge of the main infective pathologies, of the main pathogens for the humans, with an explanation of their pathogenetic mechanism and host defence response. Knowledge of the main infective syndromes, general principles of therapy and prevention.


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.


Integrated Course Program
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, pityriasis Versicolor.
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 Syphilis
o Venereal ulcer/ chancroid; venereal lymphogranuloma
o Blenorrhagia and non-gonococcal infections
o Herpes genitalis
o HPV infections

Infective Diseases
o General principles: ethiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and profilaxy. Host’s defence mechanisms: innate and adaptative immunity
o Nosocomial infections
o Respiratory infections: Influenza, infective Pulmonitis (communitarian an nosocomial)
o Tuberculosis and atypical mycobacteriosis
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 lecture slides saved as pdf are published on the lecturer page, at disposal of a regular students with a password

Verification of learning

Oral examination (every month - timetable published on the faculty website): 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.
The final grade is expressed as the weighted average of each module, on the basis of the assigned credits.


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

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Teaching Language: Italian

Lecturer contacts:
Dipartimento Scienze Mediche e Sanità Pubblica, Clinica Dermatologica, PO San Giovanni di Dio Via Ospedale 54 – 09124 Cagliari Tel 07051092325
email: ferreli@unica.it

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

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