76089 - Foot Diseases

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

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

knowledge of the most common affections and diseaases of the ankle and foot

Course contents

Principles of musculoskeletal trauma

Fractures of the foot

infectious disease of the foot

Musculoskeletal oncology


Cavus foot


Arthritis overview, and  ankle arthritis

pain at the barefoot


Giannini Faldini

Manuale di Ortopedia

Teaching methods

frontal lectures

Assessment methods

The final exam is an oral exam in which the student will be asked to discuss about three topics taken out from the program. During the interview, questions have to verify the degree of in-depth knowledge of the proposed topic and the other topics of the program, the critical ability to connect different knowledge to each other and the achievement of an organic understanding of the topics covered in class.
The exam will be considered passed if the student demonstrates sufficient knowledge in each topic.
The achievement of an organic vision of the topics addressed in class, combined with their critical
contextualization, the demonstration of possession of an expressive command and specific language will be evaluated with marks of excellence. The final mark of the Integrated Course, of which this teaching is part, is the result of the weighted average between the individual modules.

Teaching tools

ppt presentations

Office hours

See the website of Alberto Ruffilli