cod. AZ05142

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Medicina interna (MED/09)
Interdisciplinari e cliniche
Type of training activity
20 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: Parma Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria
course unit

Integrated course unit module: MEDICAL CLINIC

Learning objectives

The course is part of General Medicine Teaching or integrated course of Medicine I. The course aims to enable the student to know and to understand the essential elements of etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of major diseases of internal medicine general interest, also in order to allow the student the ability to use knowledge and understanding acquired in identifying the patient's problems related to the condition of the person suffering from the disease to internal medicine and general preparation of a plan of care appropriately.


Knowledge of physiology , general pathology, semiotics

Course unit content

Edema and related diseases, volume depletion and related diseases; disionie; acute and chronic renal failure; cardiovascular risk factors; angina and myocardial infarction; acute and chronic heart failure; hypertension; arterial hypertension and syncope; acute respiratory failure (on a pneumological and cardiological basis); chronic pulmonary disease and bronchial asthma

Full programme

The course will be particularly focused on the involvement of the internal medicine in the principal endocrine disorders. This will include the physical semiotics, clinical signs and laboratory evaluation of major diseases of the hypothalamic- pituitary axis, anterior and posterior pituitary, thyroid, adrenal cortex and medulla, testes and ovary.
• Major clinical pictures will be represented by : Acromegaly, Diabetes insipidus, hyper-and hypothyroidism, goiter, thyroiditis, thyroid nodule, Cushing's disease, pheochromocytoma, Addison’s disease


Medicina Interna - Renato Massini - 3^ Edizione - McGraw - Hill
Manuale di Medicina Interna - Ranuccio Nuti - Edizioni Minerva Medica

Teaching methods

The course will be held through lectures to Students in the classroom (“in presenza”). If needed, course will be held in synchronous-streaming (“in telepresenza”) on the Teams platform. Therefore, the opportunity of Student/Teacher interaction will be preserved both face to face and remotely, by the simultaneous use of the Teams platform.
Lectures will be supported by slide presentations, which will be available to students on the Elly platform (

The course will be particularly focused on the involvement of the internal medicine in the principal endocrine disorders.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be written and will consist of answers to multiple questions concerning the main topics of the lectures( see below for the program).

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