SURGICAL SEMEIOTICS

Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in Medicine and Surgery
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2014/2015
Year: 
3
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2016/2017
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
5
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
30
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (30 hours)
Requirements: 

Oral examination with only one final score for the course

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

Course objectives:
achievement of the methodology to collect the patient's medical history, to perform physical examination and to perform the diagnostic process in patients with diseases of surgical interest.

Program of the course:
Basic principles of doctor-patient interaction; methodology of patient's history collection; general physical examination.
Methodology of inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation in the surgical patient.
Methodology of examination of:
• neck, chest, breast.
• abdomen, abdominal wall and hernias.
• digestive tract.
• liver, biliary tract, pancreas, spleen, kidneys.
• limbs.
Biopsies. Blood pressure measurements. General principles of interpretation of radiological and ultrasound imaging. Digestive endoscopy. Bronchoscopy. Biochemical and haematological laboratory tests.

R. Dionigi , Chirurgia, ed. Elsevier, 2011
Sabiston, textbook of Surgery, ed. Saunders

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