69885 - Vascular Surgery

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Gianluca Faggioli

  • Credits 1

  • SSD MED/22

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 9210)

  • Course Timetable from Mar 21, 2023 to May 23, 2023

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

Summarize the principles, applications and outcomes of vascular surgical procedures.

Course contents

Arterial disease:

  • Thoraco-abdominal aorta and iliac arteries.

    • Aneurysmal disease

    • Acute Aortic Syndrome

    • Occlusive disease

  • Supraortic Vessels

    • Carotid disease and stroke

    • Vertebral and subclavian disease

  • Peripheral arteries

    • Occlusive arterial disease and critical limb ischemia

    • Acute limb ischemia



Suggested texbooks:

1) Rutherford's Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

Anton N Sidawy, Bruce A Perler. Elsevier - Health Sciences Division 2018

2) Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Ninth Edition A Comprehensive Review

Wesley S. Moore, Elsevier - Health Sciences Division 2018.


Teaching methods

Interactive slide supported lectures with discussion breaks. Teaching materials and slides are made available to the students via the IOL (Insegnamenti On-Line) platform at least the day before the lesson.

Attending lessons plays an important role in the learning process. During lessons, the teachers guides the students in the critical reading of the teaching materials and provides opportunities for online formative assessment.

Attendance to learning activities is mandatory; the minimum attendance requirement to be admitted to the final exam is 66% of lessons. For Integrated Courses (IC), the 66% attendance requirement refers to the total amount of I.C. lessons. Students who fail to meet the minimum attendance requirement will not be admitted to the final exam of the course and will have to attend relevant classes again during the next academic year.

Professors may authorize excused absences upon receipt of proper justifying documentation, in case of illness or serious reasons. Excused absences do not count against a student’s attendance record to determine their minimum attendance requirement.


Assessment methods

The final exam/final summative assessment will be an oral exam/assessment consisting of questions focusing on the educational objectives and topics of the integrated course of Thoracic and Vascular Diseases (I.C.)

Professors of the integrated courses participate in an overall collegial assessment of the student's final profit. The final summative assessment is expressed with a scale of grades from 18 to 30.

  • The final assessment (final summative assessment) is passed with a collegial grade of a minimum 18/30

  • Honors (cum laude) can be awarded in case of a final maximum collegial assessment (30/30)

  • The credits of the Integrated Course of Thoracic and Vascular Diseases (14 CFU) are awarded with a collegial grade of a minimum 18/30

If it is necessary to appoint several subcommittees for the same final summative assessment, the student has the right to ask, in advance, not later than the beginning of the assessment, to be assessed also by the professor responsible of the discipline

The final summative assessment takes also into account the level of mastery of the key concepts illustrated in the classroom, critical thinking and the ability to integrate the key concepts and take-home messages of the different modules of the integrated course.

Failure to pass the exam may be due to insufficient knowledge of these concepts.


Teaching tools

Students are encouraged to attend the lectures with a printout of the relevant file downloaded from IOL (Insegnamenti On-Line) platform or bringing electronic devices to access the relevant material during the lecture. This will allow easier interaction with the teacher when asked to discuss a problem.

E-learning material (including scientific literature and self-assessment tools) will be provided as well.

Office hours

See the website of Gianluca Faggioli