Learning outcomes of the course unit
The integrated course of Clinical Medicine aims to enable the student to know and to understand the essential elements of etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of major interest situations patlogiche internitico general and specialized medical and nursing essentials applied to 'within internal medicine, also in order to allow the student the ability to use the knowledge and understanding gained in identifying the patient care issues related to the condition of the person suffering from medical condition and prepare a care plan appropriately.
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 medical condition
- The most frequent complications that can meet the patient
- The causes and consequences of major pathological conditions such as ischemic cerebrovascular insufficiency, diabetes, kidney failure.
- The causes and consequences of the major diseases of organ
- Care issues of patients with oncological
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 medical condition
- Identify the problems related to the disease as medical
- Prepare a care plan appropriately.
onoscenze of anatomy, physiology and general pathology
Course contents summary
The lessons cover the essential elements of general semiotics which the sensorium, the facies, pressure sores, fever, and the changes induced by fever on the various organs and systems. They are then treated subjects nursing care and treatment of major cardiovascular, pulmonary, nephrology, neurological and renal disease. It is treated the planning of nursing care to the person with health problems related to the medical-specialist, considering the components of preventive, curative and rehabilitative care. In particular we will focus on patient care oncology, the cardiac patient, the patient with respiratory failure and with chronic diseases such as diabetes. It also dealt with elements of pathogenesis, Clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of internal diseases frequently encountered such as hypertension, ischemic heart disease, bronchial asthma, pneumonia. Lessons about specialized medicine are addressed also to elements of clinical pathologies regarding frequently found such as diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism and goiter, nephrolithiasis, renal failure, stroke and Parkinson's.
It also dealt with elements of evaluation and regulation of fluid and electrolyte and acid-base balance.
Schena - Savage: Diseases of the Kidney and Urinary Tract. Ed McGraw Hill
Peter B Carrieri: Neurology for the health professions-Ed. Mediserve, 2009.
Lectures with the use of visual aids and classroom discussion with students
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