cod. AZ08797

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - First semester
Giovanni ROTI
Academic discipline
Malattie del sangue (MED/15)
Interdisciplinari e cliniche
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: Parma Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria
course unit

Integrated course unit module: MEDICAL CLINIC

Learning objectives

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the main hematologic and oncologic diseases and of diabetes mellitus, laboratory and instrumental investigations, therapeutic strategies and tools, and specific aspects of nursing in the various conditions. The course has also the objective to provide the students with basic judging on patient condition, with tools for a correct communication on hematology and oncology issues and with the basis for further studies.


Course unit content

Classification and analysis of the major hematologic and oncologic diseases.

Full programme

Blood: composition and functions; production and disposal of blood components; basic concepts on staminal cells and bone marrow transplantation. Anemia: classification; forms of anemia due to reduced production or increased peripheral consumption. Aplastic anemia, anemia secondary to B12 and folic acid deficit; anemia due to iron deficiency; thalassemia, autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Myelodysplasia. Chronic myeloproliferative diseases: chronic myeloid leukemia, polycythemia vera, idiopathic thrombocytopenia, idiopathic myelofibrosis. Lymphoproliferative diseases: Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin disease, chronic lymphatic leukemia. Acute lymphoid and non-lymphoid leukemia. Monoclonal gammopathies: MGUS, myeloma, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia. Disturbances of hemostasis, thrombocytopenia, coagulation deficit. Oncology: general principles on neoplastic proliferation. Cancer of breast, lung, gastro-enteric tract, (esophageal, gastric, liver, pancreas, colorectal), urogenital tract in male and female with main notions on ethiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment.


Medicina Interna, Renato Massini, Serie Laurea Infermieristica, McGraw Hill, Quarta edizione.
T.R. Harrison, Principi di Medicina Interna, 17° Edizione.

Teaching methods

Lessons with slides and videos and discussion with students. The means by which the lessons will be held might be changed, based on the dispositions regarding the Sars-Cov2 virus pandemia.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam on the whole program in one single session with other sections of clinical medicine integrated course. The knowledge and understanding of the subjects included in the program, reasoning capacity on the problems of hematologic and diabetic patients, the acquisition of a correct terminology and the possible personal elaboration will be evaluated. Final score results from academic board consultation, based on the grading obtained in each course section.

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