Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (24 hours), Seminar (6 hours)


Voto Finale

The course aims to provide students the theoretical and practical knowledge to collect the patient''s full history and identify the clinical signs of the disease
At the end of the course the student must be able to:
-to collect a complete patient history
-to perform a general exam
-to perform a complete abdominal examination;
-to perform a complete cardiovascular examination;
-to perform a thoracopulmonary examination;
- to perform a neurological examination
- to measure blood pressure;
- to observe peripheral and central heart rate;
- to know the meaning of the most common signs and symptoms of illness.
- to compile in its various sections and update the clinical records, using the correct semeiological terminology
- to start applying the logical tools of clinical reasoning

Detailed schedule of the course:

Family, physiological, pathological history

General physical examination

Constitutional type, anthropometric parameters, overall health

Physical examination of skin, subcutaneous tissue, mucosa, lymph nodes

Physical examination of the head, face, neck

Physical examination of the chest

Inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation

objective examination of the heart and vessels

Inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation

Peripheral arterial pulses and central venous

Blood pressure

Physical examination of the abdomen

Inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation

Neurological examination

Mental status evaluation

Assessment of motility, sensitivity, tendon reflexes

Cranial nerve assessment

Physical examination of the joints: osteoarthritis, arthritis

Elementary dermatological lesions, itching, jaundice, edema, cyanosis, pallor

Type of teaching activities:
Lectures and seminars

Dioguardi - Sanna. Modern aspects of medical semeiotics - Signs of symptoms and illnesses. Publisher Seu