cod. 1003658

Academic year 2010/11
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Medicina interna (MED/09)
Scienze medico-chirurgiche
Type of training activity
0 hours
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1 credits
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Integrated course unit module: SEMIOTICS

Learning objectives

To Acquire the basics of physical, symptomatological and instrumental semeiotics of the main pathologies of the respiratory and cardiovascular diseases


Prerequisites in the plan of studies

Course unit content

Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases

Full programme

Respiratory diseases.
1) Main symptoms and signs of respiratory diseases: cough, sputum, hemoptysis, wheezing, and shortness of breath, chest pain, stridor and abnormal breathing, cyanosis, systemic manifestations of lung disease (clubbing et c).
2) Instrumental semiotics: outlines of diagnostic imaging (chest X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, PET), bronchoscopy (outline), thoracentesis, colture, bronchoalveolar lavage, functional assessment (spirometry, nitric oxide, blood gases)
3) obstructive diseases: asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis (including cystic fibrosis)
4) restrictive diseases: interstitial diseases, granulomatous diseases (outline), pleurisy.
5) Infectious diseases: laryngitis, tracheobronchitis, pneumonia
6) pulmonary vascular diseases: pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension

Cardiovascular diseases
1) Main symptoms and signs of cardiovascular disease: chest pain, dyspnea, cough, palpitations, dizziness, syncope, fainting, cyanosis, edema, nocturia / oliguria ..
2) Instrumental Semeiotics and laboratory. ECG, ECG, ECG sec. Holter, echocardiography, intravascular catheterization (coronary angiography et c), CT, MRI, scintigraphy, main laboratory exams.
3) congenital heart disease (outline)
4) Atherosclerosis
5) Hypertension: classification, measurement, evaluation, secondary hypertension
6) Valvular diseases
7) Ischemic heart disease: angina, myocardial
8) Diseases of the myocardium and pericardium: an outline
9) Heart Failure
10) arrhythmias: atrial fibrillation, brady and tachy arrhythmias
11) Shock (outline)
12) aortic aneurysms


Massini R et al. Medicina Interna. IV edizione- Ed. Mc Graw Hill - Milano

Teaching methods

Interactive Lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral test

Other information

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