INTERNAL MEDICINE

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Code
67520
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 5th year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
semester
2° Semester
sectioning
This unit is divided into 2 sections:
Prerequisites
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • MEDICINE AND SURGERY 8745 (coorte 2017/2018)
  • DERMATOLOGY, CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY AND RHEUMATOLOGY 67377
  • CARDIOLOGY AND PNEUMOLOGY 67384
  • GU TRACT AND ENDOCRINE DISEASES 67391
  • PHARMACOLOGY II 67398
  • INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY 67402
  • GI TRACT DISEASES 67415
  • HAEMATOLOGY AND MEDICAL ONCOLOGY 67431
  • MEDICAL RADIOLOGY 80810
  • PATHOLOGICAL ANATOMY AND CLINICAL CORRELATIONS 80811
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student must be able to know the first approach to the patient with all the diseases of internal medicine and to define the subsequent diagnostic pathway, both clinical and laboratory, and the prognosis. 

Among the specific skills he/she has to be able to:

- Treat the differential diagnosis of the main features of the diseases of internal medicine, such as pain, fever, central nervous system alterations, circulatory, respiratory and gastrointestinal problems, blood and endocrine problems, immunological and rheumatological manifestations.

- Discuss in an interactive way the differential diagnosis of real or simulated clinical cases

- Evaluate all the laboratory results

- Evaluate the results of radiological, scintigraphic and ultrasound imaging

- Define a short and/or long-term strategy of the main illnesses with an addition of a therapeutic approach

- Discuss in an interactive way the possible diagnostic and therapeutic decisions (decision making) in real or simulated clinical cases

- Prepare a rational request of imaging and laboratory exams, and of a specialist visit

- Prepare a clinical report and a discharge letter

- Discuss with a patient the advantages and risks of a treatment

- Inform the patient and the relatives about diagnosis of serious illnesses and related treatments

- Collect the clinical history and make the clinical exam in outpatients or patients at home in the setting of the general practitioner. Identify the active problems in an outpatient.      

TEACHING METHODS

The learning contents will be provided through:

Lessons in the lecture hall

Seminars about clinical cases

Practices for groups of students

Weekly periods in wards

Presentation of clinical cases by the students

Overall teaching will be organized in 40 hours of lessons, 20 hours of seminars and practices for small groups, 40 hours of attendance in the wards

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

To deal with the differential diagnosis of the main features of diseases in internal medicine:

- Pain

- Fever

- Weight decrease

- Central nervous system manifestations (syncope, confusion, coma)

- Changes in circulatory and respiratory functions (dyspnea, hypoxia, cough, haemoptysis, oedema, arrhythmias, shock)

- Changes in gastrointestinal functions (hyporexia, dysphagia, constipation, dyarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, jaundice, ascites) and haemotology (problems at the 3 lines of blood cells, lymphoadenomegaly, splenomegaly)

- Changes in kidney functions and electrolyte levels

- Rheumatological diseases

- Bone diseases, endocrine and metabolic diseases, nutrition problems

- Neoplastic syndromes

- Main infectious diseases

To evaluate the laboratory exams

To evaluate imaging, endoscopic, cardiological and respiratory results

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

AA.VV.-Goldman’s Cecil Medicine. Saunders (24thEdition, 2012)

AA.VV.-Harrison’s. Principi di Medicina Interna. McGraw -Hill (19° Edizione, 2015)

Rugarli C.-Medicina Interna Sistematica. Ed. Masson (5aEdizione, 2005)

Bartoli E.-Medicina Interna: Metodologia, Semeiotica, Fisiopatologia, Clinica,

Terapia medica. RAHP (1aEdizione, 2010)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GILBERTO FILACI (President)

ALESSIO NENCIONI (President)

FRANCESCO TORRE (President)

FEDERICO CARBONE

MASSIMO CASU

FABIO FERRANDO

ROBERTA GONELLA

GIOVANNA LEONCINI

FABRIZIO MONTECUCCO

GIUSEPPE MURDACA

SIMONE NEGRINI

LUCIANO CARLO OTTONELLO

NICOLA TRAVERSO

GABRIELE ZOPPOLI

ALDO PENDE (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The learning contents will be provided through:

Lessons in the lecture hall

Seminars about clinical cases

Practices for groups of students

Weekly periods in wards

Presentation of clinical cases by the students

Overall teaching will be organized in 40 hours of lessons, 20 hours of seminars and practices for small groups, 40 hours of attendance in the wards

 

LESSONS START

In agreement with the calendar of the School

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral discussion of clinical cases. Usually 2 questions from different teachers.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assessment of the preparation of the students occurs with a final exam which aims to evaluate the real acquisition of the necessary knowledges.

The student to pass the exam must be able to obtain a numerical evaluation not lower than 18/30 demonstrating:

- The knowledge of the main diseases in internal medicine

- The ability to propose a diagnosis, to suggest the necessary exams and to evaluate the results

The final vote is the sum of:

- Skills in differential diagnosis

- Clearness and synthesis of the reasoning

- Fluency of exposition and knowledge of the correct terms

The maximum vote is 30/30 cum laude

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes