Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student has to acquire useful knowledge of surgical diseases in order to perform a differential diagnosis between the various disorders and know about surgical therapies.
The student have to achived before the following exams : Human Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Semiotics and Clinical Methodology, Microbiology, Digestive and Endocrine Diseases, Pharmacology. The attendance to Lecture-style Lessons and the Professionalizing Teaching in General Surgery is mandatory.
Course contents summary
Know the diseases of surgical interest (see program)
Hernias (incisional hernias included).
Functional disorders of teh upper gastrointestinal tract.
Surgical complications of peptic disease.
Tumors of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
Tumors of the lower gastrointestinal tract.
Diverticular disease of the colon and its complications.
Inflammatory bowel diseases from a surgical viewpoint.
Anorectun and pelvic floor disease.
Acute and chronic pancreatitis.
Hepato bilio pancreatic tumors.
Endocrine and metabolic surgery.
Tumors of the breast.
Brunicardi FC et al.: Schwartz - Manuale di Chirurgia, McGraw-Hill 2008
Okolicsanji L, Roncoroni L: Core Curriculum Gastroenterologia, McGraw-Hill 2011
Sabiston DC: Trattato di Chirurgia, Delfino Ed.
Dionigi R: Chirurgia, Ed. Masson
Colombo C: Trattato di Chirurgia, Ed. Minerva Medica
Gallone L: Patologia Chirurgica, Casa Ed. Ambrosiana
Stipa S: Manuale di Chirurgia, Monduzzi Ed.
Bellantone R, De Toma G, Montorsi M: Chirurgia Generale, Ed. Minerva Medica,
Manuale di Chirurgia Generale, II Edizione, Davide D'Amico, Piccin-Nuova Libraria.
Teaching: Lecture-style Lessons, tutorials in department, in ambulatory and in the operating room with possibility o live visualization in classroom.
Assessment methods and criteria
The attendance to Lecture-style Lessons and the Professionalizing Teaching in General Surgery is mandatory. Oral exam.
It is possible to follow optional surgical courses and daily briefing (in the Department room at h 8:15 a.m. o’clock)