Learning outcomes of the course unit
The ADF of the 3rd year has the scope to prepare the students to deepen their knowledge the arguments that will be carried out in the 4th year.
The frequency in the ward visits will premit the student to verify the arguments learnt during the theoretical lessons so as to apprehend the principal basis of the specialized discipline.
Course contents summary
The ADF is relative to the following pathologies: tumour of the lungs, pleura, mediastin, etc. These topics will be developed in the preparatory way of the ADF concerning the 4th year students.
The ADI is aimed at small groups of students that on the ward become involved in the pre and post operative problems; in particular the students are in contact with the case history and the exams concerning the main thoracic pathologies; the students learn to detect the vital parameters: b/p, cardiac frequency, respiratory frequency, blood/O2 concentration; the students assist medication and are help in interpreting the X-ray exams of the thorax.
Pearson et All.: Thoracic Surgery (second edition) Churchill Livingston 2002.
Carbognani P., Rusca M., Bobbio P.: Patologia Toracica di Interesse Chirurgico, Ed. Minerva Medica, 2000.
Oral lectures, multimedial supported. Practical activities in the ward and operating room with check of the learning of each student.