MEDICAL CLINIC AND GERIATRICS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge about the comprehensive management of patients affected by the more common pathologies of internal medicine. At the end of the teaching course the student will be able:
to delineate a diagnostic work plan for any single patient;
to formulate a differential diagnosis on the basis of the clinical examination and the evaluation of laboratory and instrumental exams;
to delineate a therapeutic approach (both pharmacologic and not) to the acute phase of the disease and eventually for its chronic phase;
to be able to know and apply preventive treatments.
Course contents summary
In the ward, at the patient's bed, we will try to directly increase the practical knowledge of epidemiological, physiopathological, clinical and therapeutical aspects of internal medicine diseases in complex patients affected by cardiological, pneumological, GE, rheumatological, nephrological diseases.
As part of the course of Clinica Medica specific topics will consider: Osteoporosis diagnosis and therapy, Osteomalacia, Iper PTH 1°, Hypercalcemic syndromes, Hypocalcemia, Paget disease of bone, Venous thrombosis, Polmonary embolism, LES, AR.
1) Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, XVIII° ed. Mc Grow Hill ed.
2) Rugarli, Medicina Interna sistematica VI° ed, elsevier ed.
All classes will start from the description of a real patient, and then, during the description of the different aspects of the disease, the real clinical aspect of single patients will be taken into consideration.
Particular attention will be focused on professional training and practical therapeutical aspect .
Assessment methods and criteria
An oral test will start from the description of a specific patient, and the student will discuss in a critical fashion the different diagnostic options in order to reach a specific diagnosis, that will be followed by the definition of a therapeutical approach.
This test will allow to evaluate the knowledge as well as the clinical skill of the student