cod. 01756

Academic year 2013/14
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Oncologia medica (MED/06)
Interdisciplinari e cliniche
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
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course unit
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Integrated course unit module: PRINCIPLES OF ONCOLOGY

Learning objectives

learning of basic notions of oncology


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Course unit content

mechanisms of oncogenesis,clinic aspects of the main solid tumours,principles of radiotherapy and chemotherapy

Full programme

-Molecular and cellular basis of cancer and its clinical impact
- The immune surveillance in cancer patient
- Pathogenetic and Clinical Aspects of Breast, Lung, Colorectal, Gastric, Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer

Clinical approach to cancer patients:
Setting the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Plan
- Interpretation of objective data and supporting laboratory and instrumental tests
- The student needs to know the clinical features and elements of the differential diagnosis of palpable or radiologically proven tumors
- The student should be able to interpret haematological indices and reports of the histological diagnosis of malignant disease to obtain the clinical staging
- The student needs to recognize the specificity and clinical relevance of symptoms related to cancer
- The student must know the clinical approach to cancer patient
- The student needs to know the methods of indexing the performance status
- The student should be observer of the diagnostic procedures such as needle aspiration or fine needle biopsies.
- The student should participate to the evaluation of cyto-morphological preparations for diagnostic purposes


Medicina Oncologica-Bonadonna,Robustelli Della Cuna

Teaching methods

lectures,with slides

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

Other information

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