00166 - Surgical Clinical Medicine (AK-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

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students are expected to know the main clinical issues regarding the most common diseases of surgical interest, being able to recognize them in the single patient. Students will be able to correlate, in the context of the medicine on the territory, specific symptoms to the above diseases, of whom a correct diagnostic approach will be learnt.

In addition, students will learn the terminology of main surgical procedures and basic principles of surgical techniques in order to understand the functional consequences determined by such procedures.

Finally, students will achieve a basic knowledge of sequelae caused by the most common surgical procedures, as well as methodologies of follow-up, especially in the field of surgical oncology.

Course contents

Surgical anatomy of the liver

Benign and malignant (primary and secondary) liver tumor

Biliary tumors

Gallbladder lithiasis and lithiasis of choledocus (and its complications)

Neuroendpcrine tumors

the surgical disease of small bowel


-R. Dionigi Chirurgia

-Manuale di chirurgia di David C. Sabiston

Teaching methods

Lectures with slides and surgical movies

Assessment methods

Oral methods with at least 2 questions regarding the entire program (one of these questions is about the lessons from the teacher: see the program)

Teaching tools

Slides showed during lectures

Office hours

See the website of Giorgio Ercolani