37354 - Anaesthesiology 1 (A-K)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student acquires the essential knowledges for the treatment of the pain of the patient with cancer.

Course contents

1. The course is structured to provide the student with notions on the therapy of pain as delineated by the "core curriculum" of the International association for the Study of the Pain (IASP) [" Outline curriculum on pain for medical schools - IASP to hoc Subcommittee on Medical School Courses and Curriculum"(1988) and" Core curriculum for professional education in pain - Task Force On Professional Education, Howard L. Fields, Editor - IASP" (1991)]:

2. To apprehend the basic neuro-pathophysiology of the pain phenomenon as the rational for the understanding of acute and chronic pain manifestations and their treatment.

3. To provide clinical tools for the approach and for the visit of the patient with pain

4. To apprehend the pathophysiology and clinical features of common painful syndromes and their treatment.

5. To apprehend the principal techniques and pharmacological tools for pain evaluation and treatment.


  • Bonica's Management of Pain 3rd edition. Editor John D. Loeser. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Eds. 2001
  • RM Melotti, BG Samolsky-Dekel, et al. Pain prevalence and predictors among inpatients in a major Italian teaching hospital. A baseline survey towards a pain free hospital. European Journal of Pain Volume 9, Issue 5, October 2005, Pages 485-495

Melotti RM, Samolsky Dekel BG, et al. Categories of congruence between inpatient self-reported pain and nurses evaluation. Eur J Pain. 2009 Oct;13(9):992-1000. Epub 2008 Dec 31.

Transdermal opioids for cancer pain control in patients with renal impairment. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24715663]

Melilli G, Samolsky Dekel BG, Frenquelli C, Mellone R, Pannuti F.

J Opioid Manag. 2014 Mar-Apr;10(2):85-93. doi: 10.5055/jom.2014.0197.

Opioid titration with sustained-release oxycodone and immediate-release morphine for moderate/severe cancer pain: a pilot assessment of the CoDem protocol. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24604567]

Samolsky Dekel BG, Tomasi M, Vasarri A, Gori A, Adversi M, Castagnoli A, Di Nino G, Melotti RM.

J Opioid Manag. 2014 Jan-Feb;10(1):29-38. doi: 10.5055/jom.2014.0189.

Teaching methods

Interactive frontal lessons with PC projection of the didactic material and clinical case movies.

Particular attention will be given to the application of the neurphysiopathology and clinical pharmacology notions in pain therapy.

Assessment methods

Oral or written examination on the program topics as they have been developed during the lessons.

Teaching tools

Interactive frontal lessons with PC projection of the didactic material and clinical case movies.

Office hours

See the website of Boaz Gedaliahu Samolsky Dekel


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.