Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Nursing
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Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
First Semester
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Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (30 hours)
Voto Finale

For each discussed disease, the following basic topics will be discussed: definition, epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, symptoms and signs, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy.

Respiratory system disorders: notes on respiratory physiopathology (hypoxemia, hypercapnia, restrictive and obstructive syndromes) and oxygen therapy; bronchial asthma; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema); bronchiectasis; infectious pneumonia; venous thromboembolism (pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis)

Endocrine gland disorders: hypothyroidism; hyperthyroidism; diabetes mellitus and hypoglycemia; adrenocortical diseases

Immuno-rheumatological disorders: rheumatoid arthritis; gout and hyperuricemia; osteoarthritis; systemic lupus erythematosus; Sjogren's syndrome; scleroderma; dermatomyositis; vasculitis

Hematological disorders: general information on hematology; anemia; erythrocytosis; coagulation and hemostasis pathologies; thrombocytopenias and thrombocytopathies; multiple myelose and MGUS; acute and chronic leukemia; lymphoma; diseases of the spleen (general)

Gastrointestinal system disorders: chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis); irritable bowel syndrome; dyspepsia; gastroesophageal reflux disease; cirrhosis of the liver; acute and chronic pancreatitis; celiac disease; gastric and duodenal peptic ulcer

Atherosclerosis and main modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors

Aim of the course is to systematically discuss most common diseases of Internal Medicine and of medical specializations.
In particular, for every disease the following topics will be discussed: definition, epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, symptoms and signs, diagnosis, prognosis,

The course includes frontal lessons, all given by the lecturer of the course. Lessons are supported by PPT slide projection. If required by the students, the teacher can devote the first part of each lesson to clarification and insights on the topics discussed in the previous lessons. Students can also ask for clarifications on specific topics during the lesson.


He receives the students throughout the academic year by agreement with them