MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

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Code
67436
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
2 credits during the 4th year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/06
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Medical oncology course provides students with the basic knowledge relative to neoplastic diseases both under the etio-pathogenetic and bio-molecular point of view and under the clinical point of view. In this latter context students will learn about the most recent achievements in the field of prevention, diagnosis and therapy of the major  tumors . A special enphasis  is devoted in treating the topics of greater interest to community physicians and general practioners, 

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge and understanding

1)To become confident with the main clinical syndromes; to identify disease signs and symptoms to correctly diagnose tumor conditions ; to learn how to use appropriately imaging and lab techniques to diagnose, stage and classify tumors

2) to become confident with the major classification systems and with response criteria ; to become  able to intercept patient and care-givers’ needs;

3) to become confident with the principle bio-molecular techniques and to interpret the reports relative to their clinical applications in major tumors;

4) to become confident with modern therapeutic strategies and with the main therapeutic tools available to day.

 

 

Abilities

1)to collect patient history and in particular the information more useful for tumor diagnosis and patient management

2)to learn how to inform patients about their disease and to share with them the most appropriate therapeutic options

3)to achieve adequate skills to examin the patient  and to manage with the most appropriate imaging and lab examinations

4)to become sufficientely skilled  in diagnosticate neoplastic diseases and in decision making

Teaching methods

Medical Oncology course includes  Oncology classes (=21 hours) and attendance of the clinical ward for students who choice to spend their professional training in Medical oncology.

During COVID 19 pandemia, lessons have been given via streaming either live or trhough video-registration. These modalities will be probably followed also during the academic year 2020/2021,unless national and/or regional guidelines will advice otherwise. Ward attendace will be probably reasumed  limiting attendance to small groups in respect of social distancing rules. However alternative modalities (ie case discussion via streaming) will be adopted wether activities in presence will be temporarily suspended by regional and/or national reccomendations..

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Principles of diagnosis, staging,classification ; patient engagement;evaluation of tumor response and clinical benefit, simultaneous care models

Tumor prevention- Screening- Chemo-prevention

Cytotoxic chemotherapy- general principles: activity, efficacy, toxicity

Hormonal therapies- general principles: activity, efficacy, toxicity

New molecular targets- Biological therapies

Principles of immunotherapy

Multimodal therapies: adjuvant and neo-adjuvant therapies; palliative treatment of cancer

Remote effects of cancer

Diagnosis and tretament of colo-rectal cancer and of cancer of the upper GI

Diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer (melanoma)

Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer

Diagnosis and treatment of  lung cancer

Diagnosis  and treatment of GU neoplasms (prostate, testis,kidney,urothelial tumors)

Diagnosis and treatment of  gynecological tumors

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 Suggested text books

 

Bianco, DePlacido, Tortora & Conte

Core curriculum of Clinical Oncology 2/ed

Mc Graw Hill Education (Italy)

 

Harrison:  Principles of Internal medicine  

Ed CEA 2016-  chapters dedicated to neoplastic diseases

The whole set of slides concerning lessons   is available at the website Unige-Aula web

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The teacher is available on request for students who require further explanations or to go into more detail relative to lesson topics.The teacher can be also consulted to have indications about the future study course of the students or to ask for assistance during the preparation of their degree thesis should they be interested in Medical oncology (e-mail address: fboccardo@unige.it). 

Exam Board

FRANCESCO BOCCARDO (President)

MAURIZIO MIGLINO

ELISA ZANARDI

LUCIA DEL MASTRO

ANTONIA CAGNETTA

MICHELE CEA

ROBERTO MASSIMO LEMOLI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Medical Oncology course includes  Oncology classes (=21 hours) and attendance of the clinical ward for students who choice to spend their professional training in Medical oncology.

During COVID 19 pandemia, lessons have been given via streaming either live or trhough video-registration. These modalities will be probably followed also during the academic year 2020/2021,unless national and/or regional guidelines will advice otherwise. Ward attendace will be probably reasumed  limiting attendance to small groups in respect of social distancing rules. However alternative modalities (ie case discussion via streaming) will be adopted wether activities in presence will be temporarily suspended by regional and/or national reccomendations..

LESSONS START

Start is agreed with teaching course coordinator. Lessons are usuallygien in April and May

EXAMS

Exam description

La prova di esame consisterà in un colloquio con gli studenti atto a valutare non solo il grado di conoscenza raggiunto ma anche la loro capacità di ragionare e di utilizzare appropriatamente le conoscenze assimilate. The exam will consist of an interview with students aimed at assessing not only the level of knowledge achieved but also their ability to reason and appropriately use the assimilated knowledge.

Assessment methods

The final mark is calculated by the weighted average of the two partial marks relating to the individual tests. The achievement of a score of at least 18/30 in both tests ( either Medical Oncology and Hematology) is necessary in order to pass the exam.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/06/2021 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Se Sarà di nuovo possibile svolgere gli esami in presenza l'esame sarà scritto e si terrà nell'Aula A del DiMI
30/06/2021 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Se Sarà di nuovo possibile svolgere gli esami in presenza l'esame sarà scritto e si terrà nell'Aula A del DiMI
14/07/2021 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Se Sarà di nuovo possibile svolgere gli esami in presenza l'esame sarà scritto e si terrà nell'Aula A del DiMI
09/09/2021 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Se Sarà di nuovo possibile svolgere gli esami in presenza l'esame sarà scritto e si terrà nell'Aula A del DiMI
22/09/2021 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Se Sarà di nuovo possibile svolgere gli esami in presenza l'esame sarà scritto e si terrà nell'Aula A del DiMI

FURTHER INFORMATION

eaching material available on the Unige Aula web site

 

Attendance is highly recommended, given the complexity of the topics covered in relation to what has already been acquired by the student in previous course years. In addition, students can deepen the study of the subject on textbooks and consulting the teaching material on the Web Classroom

 

The teachers are however available to students for explanations and supplementary explanations.

 

Students who do not pass the tests can try again after having studied the topics in depth