17067 - Gynaecology and Obstetrics (LZ-A)

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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 Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the learning module the student will understand: the processes of the normal pregnancy and parturition; the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of the most common maternal and fetal complications; the biological basis of normal reproduction and its most common abnormalities; the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of the most frequent diseases involving the female genital tract; the etiopathogenesis of genital tract neoplasms, and the principles of prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Course contents

Principles of human embryology and teratogenesis. Maternal adaptations in pregnancy. Principles of antenatal care, obstetric ultrasound, drugs in pregnancy and lactation. labor and delivery. Obstetric surgery. Congental anomalies: impact, diagnosis, screening. Infections in pregnancy. Miscarriage and trophoblastic disease. Ectopic pregnancy. Anti-erythocyte alloimmunizations. Placenta previa and placental abruption. Premature delivery. Hypertension in pregnancy. fetal growth restriction. Diabetes in pregnancy. Multiple gestations. Maternal diseases in pregnancy. From symptoms to diagnosis of the most common obstetric complications. Reproductive axis and female gonadal function regulation throughout life. The normal and abnormal menstrual cycle. Hyperandrogenism and PCOS. Pathophysiology and clinic of menopause. Contraception. Endometriosis and female chronic pelvic pain. Infertility and sterility. Assisted reproduction. Pelvic inflammatory disease and sexually transmitted genital infections. Benign gynecological diseases. Endometrial tumors and endometrial carcinoma. Cervical diseases and cervical carcinoma. Ovarian neoplasms. Genital prolapse. Female urinary incontinence. New surgical techniques and minimally invasive surgery in gynecology.


PETRAGLIA, PELUSI, BOCCHI, MERIGGIOLA: Ginecologia e Ostetricia. Poletto Editore, Vermezzo 2011; BOLIS: Manuale di Ginecologia e Ostetricia, Edises Napoli, 2011; oppure ZANOIO, BARCELLONA, ZACCHE':Ginecologia e Ostetricia. Elsevier Masson, Milano 2013; oppure PESCETTO, DE CECCO, PECORARI, RAGNI, Manuale di ginecologia e ostetricia - Società Editrice Universo, Roma

Teaching methods

Lectures supported by slides

Assessment methods

The purpose of the oral exam is to verify the student's ability to apply knowledge and to make the required deductive reasoning and logic.

Grade point scale:

Preparation on very limited number of topics covered during the course and developing of analytical skills only with the assistance of the professor, using the proper language  → 18-19;

Preparation on limited number of topics covered during the course and analytical skills only on purely executive matters, using the proper language → 20-24;

Preparation on large number of topics covered during the course, ability to make independent choices of critical thinking, mastery of specific terminology → 25-29;

Exhaustive preparation on the topics covered during the course, ability to make autonomous choices of critical thinking and connection, full mastery of specific terminology, argue and self-reflection skills → 30-30 cum laude.

Teaching tools

Slides and other material, downloadable from Insegnamenti Online

Office hours

See the website of Gianluigi Pilu