85239 - Traumatology and First Aid

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student possesses elementary medical-clinical elements for the classification and recognition of the type of trauma, the traumatic mechanism and the basic knowledge of the diagnostic process and treatment following trauma. In particular, the student: - is able to recognize the biological and mechanical mechanisms the musculoskeletal trauma; - knows the fundamental elements to determine a diagnosis; - knows the basic elements to formulate the various types of treatment in musculoskeletal traumatology; - acquires the basic notions of first aid to cope with situations that can acutely arise during sports, both in the competitive and amateur fields. The student then learns to recognize the entity and severity of the acute event, to identify the situations for which there is a need for medical intervention and to provide first aid while awaiting the help of specialized personnel.

Course contents


1. Physical examination of the knee

2. knee distortions and loosening

3. Meniscal lesions

4. Ligaments of the knee injuries

5. Knee tendon injuries

6. Shoulder Physical examination

7. Rotator cuff injuries

8. Shoulder dislocation and shoulder instability

9. Acromio-clavicular dislocation

10. Painful pronation

11. Physical examination of the rachis

12. Vertebral disc pathology

13. Ankle physical examination

14. Ankle sprain

15. Achilles tendon injury

16. Hip physical examination

17. Hip pain and sport practice

18. Groin pain

19. Congenital hip dislocation

20. Traumatic hip dislocation

21. Fractures: general principles, physical examination, complications of fractures

22. Lower limb fractures

23. Upper limb fractures

24. Muscle trauma


1. Principles of BLSD

2. Sports, adaptation, overtraning, doping

3. Articulation traumas and temporary immobilization of the limbs

4. Illnesses from altered ambient temperature, sudden death during physical activity, high altitude and immersion pathologies

5. External and internal bleeding, shock, emergencies and cardiology


Manuale di Ortopedia e Traumatologia - di S. Giannini e C. Faldini (Edizioni Minerva Medica) + Lesson's presentations on-line available on the teacher's website

Teaching methods

Frontal Lessons

Assessment methods

Written test or oral examination

Teaching tools

Lesson's presentations on-line available on the teacher's website

Office hours

See the website of Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli


Good health and well-being

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