cod. AZ20853

Academic year 2022/23
2° year of course - First semester
Leopoldo SARLI
Academic discipline
Chirurgia generale (MED/18)
Interdisciplinari e cliniche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: Parma Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria
course unit

Integrated course unit module: SURGERY CLINIC

Learning objectives

the course is part of General Surgery Teaching Course or interato 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 general surgical situations patlogiche of interest, also in order to allow the student the ability to use the knowledge and understanding gained in identifying the patient's problems related to the condition of the person suffering from general surgical pathology of interest and prepare a care plan appropriately.

learning Outcomes
The student at the end of the course, using the knowledge of anatomy, biology, physiology, pathology and general psychology previously acquired will need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding about:
- The pathophysiologic phenomena that are the basis of events related to surgical pathology and surgical intervention such as fever, stress, shock, the processes of wound healing
- The most frequent complications that can meet the surgical patient and the main risk factors for postoperative complications
- The causes and consequences of the main syndromes of surgical interest such as occlusion, peritonitis, bleeding digestive
- The causes and consequences of major organ pathologies of surgical interest

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 patient suffering from general surgical pathology
- Identify the problems related to the surgical pathology from which the patient is suffering
- Prepare a care plan appropriate


knowledge of anatomy and physiology

Course unit content

Nursing in surgery
The operative risk
The biological response to traumatic events (stress)
Introduction to shock: surgical aspects
Thermoregulation and fever
preoperative Evaluation
postoperative Complications
Infections in Surgery
the wounds
Bleeding and haemostasis
Diseases of the esophagus
Diverticular disease of the colon
Colorectal cancer
Breast Lumps
Thyroid diseases
Cholelithiasis and pancreatitis
bowel obstruction
Intestinal ischemia
The polytrauma.
abdominal trauma

Full programme

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Alloni R, Destrebecq A, Gianotti L, Poma S. Infermieristica Clinica in Chirurgia. Hoepli, Milano

Teaching methods


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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