CLINICA MEDICA 2
To be able to follow this integrated course and to achieve the requested skills, the student should have solid background on the pathophysiology and the clinical presentation of the most important medical diseases, on the characteristics of the most widely used imaging tests, and on the pharmacocynetics and pharmacodynamics of the most commonly used drugs in the clinical setting.
The achievement of the learning goals is assessed by means of an oral exam at the end of the Integrated Course of Clinica Medica 2; the assessment relates to the topics covered in the CI Clinica Medica 1 and CI Clinica Medica 2.
The oral exam is organized in two parts: the first part relates to Medical Genetics; the second part is performed only if the students passes the first part and is a discussion about at least three topics, including one from Internal Medicine, one from Geriatrics, one from Medical Therapy. The final mark is assigned also taking into account the mark obtained in the Medical Genetics exam
The integrated course of Clinica Medica 2 takes place during the first semester of the sixth year and includes the following teaching courses:
Family medicine/General practice
The integrated course of Clinical Medica aims to provide the student with the methodological and clinical skills related to the most common syndromes and diseases, both in adults and geriatric patients, in order to formulate correct diagnostic hypotheses, set an adequate program of diagnostic investigations and define a correct therapeutic intervention. At the end of the course, the student must:
a) know etiology, clinical features and natural history of acute and chronic diseases, role of clinical genetic tests, characteristics, mechanisms of action and indications of use of the drugs, indications and methods of application of the main non-pharmacological therapeutic interventions (dietary-behavioral, instrumental, surgical)
b) be able, also in the setting of the General practice, to apply this knowledge to (i) formulate one or more diagnostic hypotheses on the basis of the symptoms and of patient's history (clinical, work, social), (ii) identify the hemato-chemical tests and the necessary instrumental procedures, interpreting the results in light of the symptoms and the clinical history in order to arrive at the correct diagnosis after excluding alternative diagnostic hypotheses and (iii) set the most appropriate therapeutic strategies for patient health problems, applying the principles of evidence-based medicine.
Lessons with slides available for the students;
discussion of clinical cases