Course unit partition: Parma Azienda USL

Academic year 2014/15
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Chirurgia vascolare (MED/22)
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: Parma Azienda USL
course unit
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Course unit partition: SPECIALIZED SURGERY

Learning objectives

The course of Vascular Surgery is part of the integrated course of Clinical Surgery.
The course aims to enable the student to know and to understand the essential elements of etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of major vascular pathological situations of surgical interest, also in order to allow the student the ability to use the knowledge and understanding gained in identifying the vascular patient’s problems.
The student at the end of the course , using the notions of anatomy, biology, physiology, pathology previously acquired , will need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding about:
- causes and consequences of major vascular pathologies of surgical interest;
- pathophysiological phenomena that are the basis of events related of vascular diseases;
- the most frequent complications that can meet the patient operated on vessels and the main risk factors for postoperative complications.
The student, also applying the knowledge and understanding acquired, shall be able, even collaborating with other professionals, to:
- contribute to the prevention of complications that can meet the vascular patient;
- identify the problems related to the surgical pathology from which the patient is suffering
- prepare an appropriate care plan


knowledge of anatomy, physiology and general pathology

Course unit content

The lessons concern the most frequent vascular diseases requiring surgical treatment such as aortic and peripheral aneurysms, acute and chronic limb ischemia, carotid stenosis, varicose veins and vascular traumas.
The course covers pathogenesis, clinical symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases and taken into account the possible problems of the patient undergoing surgery for diseases listed above.

Full programme

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A. Rossetti

Teaching methods

lectures using audiovisual tools and classroom discussion

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of the achievement of the objectives of the course consists of an oral examination. Through questions about the contents of the course will be determined whether the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding of the content. Through questions regarding prevention strategies and preparation of a care plan will be determined whether the student has achieved the aim of applying the acquired knowledge

Other information

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