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First Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)


Knowledge and understanding: student will have to know the first ad tools and protocol, recognize and cope with the main situations in which a compromise of vital organs (cardiac, respiratory, neurological and metabolic systems), recognize and deal with the major emergency issues in their clinical scenario, develop non-medical skills to managing patients in abrupt critical conditions.
Applicative skills: student will have to acquire skills in recognizing alterations of cardio-circulatory, respiratory, central nervous system and metabolism which may cause a risk for the patient’s life.
Autonomy of judgment: student will learn how to get and integrate anamnestic data and clinical observations and how to implement pharmacological knowledge in the first support maneuvers to vital organs.
Communication skills: student will learn to expose relevant features of specific clinical case, to properly communicate with health personnel and family members.
Learning skills: students will learn to acquire the technical and organizational skills for emergency management, to get and integrate relevant data from specialists, to work in a multidisciplinary team, to implement their cultural background by means of critical analysis of the best scientific literature available.


A successful attendance of the course will be facilitated by previous knowledge of general notions of physiology, anatomy, and physics.


Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine
1. Physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
2. Major acute cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
3. Non-medical procedures in the management of the major pathologies
a. Pharmacokinetics (cellular mechanisms of pharmacokinetics; passage of drugs through cell membranes, transport of drugs across cell membranes, drug diffusion to organs and tissues, main features of cellular barriers; absorption and routes of drug administration, distribution and disposal of drugs, drugs metabolism and its potential modifying factors, pharmaco-metabolic induction and inhibition, bio-availability and bio-equivalence, timing of drug’s plasma concentration after both single and repeated administration, management of therapeutic regimen according to age, pathological states, drugs interaction, tolerance, and placebo effect).
b. Pharmacodynamics (drug-receptor interactions and quantitative response to drugs, receptors and features of their interaction with the drugs, quantitative issues in drug responses with main focus od dose-response curves, relation between drug-receptor interaction and response, receptor responses modulation, drugs interaction, and chemical antagonism.
c. Drug Toxicity (side effects, ADR, overdoses, idiosyncratic and allergic reactions; teratogenesis and fetal toxicity, carcinogenesis, and drug addiction).
First nursing care protocols.
Notes on the history and legislation of the Health Organization. Healthcare-related infections: definition and strategy to cope with and reduce risks. Emergency and urgency definition. The organization of the out-of-hospital rescue system. In-hospital emergency response systems.

Teaching Methods

The course will be given by frontal lessons and exercises. During lectures teachers will help to build a constructive dialogue in order to better understand the topics addressed in the classroom work.

Verification of learning

The evaluation will focus on comprehension of topics addressed in class, on knowledge of medical language, and on presentation skills. The exam may be held in either an oral or a written form and final marks will be given out of thirty.


Slides concerning the whole topics developed during lessons will be provided and freely usable by attendees

More Information

Receiving student’s procedure: students will be received by teachers on the basis of an organized appointment schedule, which will be jointly decided by email at the following addresses: (tel numb 070 51096513) (tel numb 0706754322) (tel numb 0706754560)

Questionnaire and social

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