Learning outcomes of the course unit
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 on diabetes mellitus, and with the basis for further studies.
Course contents summary
Classification and analysis of the major hematologic and oncologic diseases. Classification and basic notions on epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations and principles of therapy of diabetes mellitus.
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. Diabetes mellitus.
Medicina Interna, Renato Massini, Serie Laurea Infermieristica, McGraw Hill, Quarta edizione.
T.R. Harrison, Principi di Medicina Interna, 17° Edizione.
Lessons with slides and videos and discussion with students.
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.