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First Semester 
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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[40/42]  NURSING [42/00 - Ord. 2016]  PERCORSO COMUNE 4 32


General course objectives:
Acquisition of essential knowledge, both theoretical and practical, on matters related to the various modules of the Integrated Course, underlining the strong link between quality of acting, practical and theoretical knowledge. Providing the tools to critically evaluate the information received and for their integration into the wider training environment.
The students must acquire a method of study that leads to seek scientific evidence, continuously updating to always respond adequately to the needs of the patients who will meet in their daily work that must always be set to the updated rules and protocols and national and international guidelines.
The student will be able to communicate with an appropriate language in all circumstances: with the patient, the doctor, with colleagues, relatives and with the support figures.

General Surgery Section
Learning of etiopathogenic, semiologic, clinical and therapy basic elements and foundations for relevant diseases in Internal Medicine and General Surgery. To know and appropriately use the technical language. Describe the various illnesses according to the scheme: definition, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, natural history, complications, diagnosis and therapy.

Nursing in General Surgery

To provide a basic knowledge of the perioperative course of the surgical patient so that the student can acquire usable methods and tools to identify needs and pathways of care for patients referring to surgical services. The student at the end of the course will be able to plan the care of the surgical nursing: Describing the pathophysiological response of the organism to surgery and the characteristics of clinical surgical subjects; Defining support routes in relation to expected standards by type of surgical cases by identifying the actions to be taken on the basis of the basic needs of the person according to his degree of autonomy.


Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and general and clinical pathology and prerequisites as per Degree Course Regulation.


General Surgery Section
1. Generalities, wounds, burns
2. Techniques of sutures and intestinal anastomosis
3. Diseases of the thyroid
4. parathyroid disorders: hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism
5. Diseases of the Breast
6. Diseases of the esophagus
7. Diseases of the stomach
8. Diseases of the liver and biliary tract
9. Portal hypertension
10. Diseases of the pancreas
11. Diseases of the small bowel
12. Acute appendicitis
13. Inflammatory Bowel diseases
14. Diseases of the colon, rectum and anus
15. Proctologic pathologies
16. Hernias and incisional hernias

Nursing in General Surgery
1. General Features and Specifications of the Operating Theater
2. Clinical path of a patient in surgery
3. Nursing Interventions in the preoperative
4. Classification of surgeries
5. Intraoperative Care
6. Surgical Equipe
7. Guidelines for safety in the operating room.
8. Anesthetic methods
9 Intra-operative complications
10. Postoperative complications
11. Postoperative Care
12. The ostomy.
13. Blood Transfusions
14. Sterilization
15. The dressing room

Teaching Methods

Combination of classroom teaching and interactive dialogues with the lecturer

Verification of learning

Evaluation will be based on:
• Knowledge of the program's arguments
• Ability to correlate knowledge and concepts
• Appropriateness of exposition in general and technical linguistic terms.

The exam will be held jointly for all the modules in the form of oral examination.
The final vote, out of thirty, will be expressed by the members of the joint commission.

Exam registration is carried out compulsorily by means of telematic procedure (ESSE3). The student willing to give up the exam is required to communicate to the coordinator the morning before the test.


Mario Lise CHIRURGIA per le professioni sanitarie Piccin 2006
R.F.Craven – C.J. Hirnle: Principi fondamentali dell’ assistenza infermieristica 2013 CEA
Pamela Lynn Manuale di tecniche e procedure infermieristiche di Taylor Piccin
Barbara K.Timby Fondamenti di Assistenza Infermieristica McGrawHill
Sandra M.Nettina Il Manuale dell’infermiere Piccin

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