PNEUMOLOGIA E PATOLOGIA POLMONARE

Degree course: 
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2017/2018
Year: 
2
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2018/2019
Credits: 
6
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
72
Requirements: 

none

Final Examination: 
Orale

Oral examination: Knowledge and comprehension skills (25%), ability to apply knowledge and understanding (25%), autonomy of judgement (15%), communicative skills (15%) and learning ability (20%); single final grade for the C.I.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

Symptoms and signs of respiratory disease:
• to address the symptoms and the signs of respiratory disease commonly encountered by the pulmonologist
• to understand the significance of the most important pulmonary function tests (spirometry, lung volume measurement, bronchodilator response, diffusing capacity, bronchoprovocation and measurements of arterial blood gases)
• to address the principles of thoracic imaging
• to address the principles of bronchial endoscopy
Bronchial asthma:
• to review the current definition of asthma
• to understand the epidemiology, the pathology and pathophysiology of asthma
• to learn the clinical presentation and to address the diagnosis
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease:
• to review the current definition of COPD
• to understand the epidemiology, the pathology and pathophysiology of COPD
• to learn the clinical presentation and to address the diagnosis (differential diagnosis between asthma and COPD)
Pneumonia:
• to review the epidemiology, the clinical features and the diagnostic methods of comunity-acquired pneumonia and nosocomial pneumonia
Interstitial and inflammatory lung diseases:
• to describe the salient epidemiologic, clinical, physiologic, and radiologic features of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis
Respiratory failure:
• to review the definition and to understand the pathophysiologic classification
• to describe the clinical presentation and the therapeutical approach
Sleep apnea syndrome:
• to understand the definition, the epidemiology, the pathophysiology, the clinical presentation and the therapeutical approach, with special reference to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Tuberculosis
• to understand the definition, the epidemiology, the the clinical presentation and the therapeutical approach

• Symptoms and signs of respiratory disease
• Bronchial asthma
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
• Pneumonias
• Interstitial and inflammatory lung diseases
• Respiratory failure
• Sleep apnea syndrome
• Tuberculosis

- Harrison – Principi di medicina interna; A.S. Fauci, E. Braunwald, D.L. Kasper, S.L. Hauser, D.L. Longo, J.L. Jameson, J. Lo scalzo; ed. McGraw-Hill

frontal lessons with slides

By appointment (tel. 0331-829500)