GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The main aim of the internship in gynecology and obstetrics is to enable students to classify the health conditions of a woman particularly with reference to her general health conditions. The main aim, therefore, is to examine both gynaecological and obstetric issues in relation to general medicine:Adolescence, fertile age, post-menopause are fundamental stages in the life of a woman and coincide with variations in the health status both from a physical and from a psychic point of view In-depth knowledge of these issues is fundamental to enable general practitioners to make more appropriate diagnoses and to choose the most suitable treatment as well as to significantly contribute to the prevention of the tumours of the female genital apparatus. An in depth knowledge of pathophysiological alterations during pregnancy and of the functioning of the various organs and systems is essential for the understanding and management of many pregnancy-related diseases often associated with topics related to internal medicine interest. A further aim of the practical internship is for the students to become autonomous in the performance of fundamental procedures for the management of women’s health and to carry out basic gynecological and obstetric screenings.
Course contents summary
Gynecological examination. Endometrial biopsy, Laparoscopy, revision of the uterine cavity, amniocentesis. Ultrasound scans in pregnancy. Labour, natural childbirth, episiotomy and episiorraphy, caesarian section. Colposcopy. Ask fundamental questions to detect normal and abnormal female physiology in the various stages of life. Carry out the objective examination of the breast. Provide advice on female hygiene. Taking of medical history with reference to gynaecological and obstetric problems, performing of the objective examination of external genitalia. Provide information on contraceptive methods, provide information on the prevention of tumours of the female genital system. Pap-test sample collecting and smearing. Perform the gynaecological examination (on mannequins).
-Manuale di Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologi ca
Pescetto-De Cecco-Pecorari, - Ed. SEU
Williams, 21^ edizione, Ed.Mc Graw Hill
-Yen-Jaffe Reproductive Endocrinology
Strauss-Barbieri, 5^ edizione, Ed. Elsevier-Saunders.
SSD MED/40: Prof.Alberto Bacchi Modena (Coordinator), Prof.Francesco Coppola, Prof.Dandolo Gramellini, Prof.Mirella Armanetti, Prof.Ferdinando Chiavazza, Prof.Vittorio Condemi, Prof.Bruno Ferrari, Prof.Alessandro Grignaffini, Prof.Carla Merisio, Prof.Giovanni Piantelli, Prof.Carla Verrotti di Pianella