84435 - Anaesthesiology and Pain Management

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Describe the pathophysiological basis of pain, and identify the clinical presentation of acute and persistent pain syndromes or conditions. Describe the basic principles of evaluation and management of acute and chronic pain. Describe the physiological and pharmacological basis of anesthesia. Discuss the indications and contraindications of general, local and regional anesthesia.

Course contents

Describe the pathophysiological basis of coma, clinical and instrumental diagnosis of coma in traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage and ischemic stroke; clinical diagnosis of brain death.

Describe the physiological and pharmacological basis of anesthesia. Discuss the indications and contraindications of general, local and regional anesthesia.

Describe the pathophysiological basis of pain, and identify the clinical presentation of acute and persistent pain syndromes or conditions. Describe the basic principles of evaluation and management of acute and chronic pain.

Readings/Bibliography

PG Barash handbook of clinical anesthesia

Plum Posner's: diagnosis of stupor and coma

Teaching methods

lectures with slides support

Assessment methods

The final exam will be an oral assessment to verify the achievement of objectives (critical thinking, knowledge of topics) within the integrated course of Neurological, Psychiatric Diseases and Pain (I.C.).

The assessment regarding anesthesiology and pain managment will be mainly focused on topics covered in class.

The I.C. will be divided in 2 modules.

Module A (Neuroradiology, In vivo Neurometabolic Diagnostics, Neuropsycopharmacology, Neuropathology, Anaesthesiology and Pain Management; total 5 CFU):

18.01.21

22.02.21

22.03.21

14.06.21

19.07.21

20.09.21

Module B (Neurology, Psychiatry, Clinical Psycology, Neurosurgery; total 10 CFU):

21.01.21

25.02.21

25.03.21

17.06.21

22.07.21

23.09.21

Exam sessions to be held at 3:00 p.m in the afternoon

FINAL GRADES:

To pass the exam, you will need to reach at least the pass-mark (18/30) in all modules of the I.C.; the final grade will be the marks weighted average. Cum laude will be considered when obtained in at least one of the modules with a full score (30/30) in the others. Registration of the examination grades will occur during the Thursday session. The student will be able to accept or decline the final grades. If a student did not pass any modules, he/she would be able to sustain again only the exam of the failed modules (maintaining the grades obtained in the others), as long as this occurred within the same academic year.

Teaching tools

slides

Office hours

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