Preliminary knowledge of physiology and general pathology
At the end of the course, the student has acquired knowledge of the most relevant diseases in general medicine, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management.
Moreover, the student is able to understand and interpret the diagnostic and therapeutic processes in General Medicine, being aware of their aims and of the importance of differential diagnosis. This latter underlines the acquisition of critical knowledge of the similarities and differences in pathophysiology and clinical manifestations across diseases.
Endocrinology (diabetes mellitus, thyroid diseases)
Nephrology (chronic kidney disease)
Gastroenterology and hepatology (dyspepsia, peptic ulcer, gallstone disease, acute cholecystitis, malabsorption and inflammatory syndromes)
Respiratory diseases (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, hypoventilation syndromes, sleep-disordered breathing)
Autoimmune diseases (systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus)
Oncology (tumors of the breast, of the gastrointestinal system, of the lung, of the blood)
Frontal lectures with slides
The course material (slides) will be provided to the students.
The integrative textbook is
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Twentieth Edition (Vol.1 & Vol.2)
authors: J. Larry Jameson, Anthony S. Fauci, Dennis L. Kasper, Stephen L. Hauser, Dan L. Longo, Joseph Loscalzo
editor: McGraw Hill Higher Education
Oral exam. The mark will be expressed in …/30. The student will be asked to answer to 3-5 questions on the program, with the aim to test the knowledge of the student as well as his/her ability to integrate these knowledges.