cod. 1007320

Academic year 2022/23
6° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Chirurgia generale (MED/18)
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento
Type of training activity
40 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

to acquire the basic knowledge for the approach to the surgical patients and in particular:
- medical records
- physical examination (p. e. ) of the abdomen
- p. e. of the chest
- p. e. of the neck
- surgical indications
- surgical techniques


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Course unit content

Contemporary medicine benefits from the enormous advances in imaging, minimally invasive treatment techniques, precision of invasive ones, targeted treatments, ... all these results derive from the continuous and prolific scientific research. However, in this context, in the care and management of patients, the most important moment is the clinical examination, now as in centuries ago. Developing clinical skills is an art and a difficult task for the medical student and the young doctor, regardless of which specialist they chose or will choose. The combination of the anamnesis and the clinical examination, our said by our historical professors of medicine, leads to a diagnosis in 90% of cases: and so it is today. Nowadays, a correct medical anamnesis accompanied by an excellent clinical ability can lead to choose the correct instrumental diagnostic strategy and to a quick and useful - where possible - treatment.

Full programme

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1) "Chirurgia" and "Chirurgia Specialistica", Dionigi Renzo, available at Biblioteca di Medicina Ottaviani
2) "Chirurgia generale", Francesco Minni, available at the aforementioned library
3) "Trattato di chirurgia",
Sabiston, available at the same library
4) "Manuale di chirurgia", S. Stipa, available at the same library
5) "Chirurgia: sistematica, fisiopatologia, clinica, terapia", L. Gallone, available at the same library

Teaching methods

Internship will be conducted in surgical ward, ambulatory service, operating theatre.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Other information

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