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RHEUMATOLOGY

CODE 67606
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
CREDITS 1 credit during the 6th year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/16
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The Course introduces common and detailed aspects for the most common rheumatic diseases. Pathophysiology, advanced clinical and strumental diagnosis, current therapies, are discussed following a mechanicistic model in order to understand their bases and translational links.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Since the actual methods for the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases represent the most advanced products of the medical science, the student through the comprehension of the immunological, biochemical and hormonal bases of the immune-inflammatory reaction, will learn the mechanisms of molecular drugs (and non) in order to optimise their use.

The student will became able to learn and  to apply the theoretical and practical contents of the course and he will propose some resolutions of clinical problems at the time of the final examination.  

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching methods from years and with success include:

 

1. Frontal lessons, reach of images and cartoons with intercation with students (almost 50% of the total  hour-body of lessons)

2.  Practical sessions with diagnostic tools (for interested students almost 20% of the total  hour-body of lessons)

3.   Practical sessions with laboratory tools (for interested students almost 10% of the total  hour-body of lessons)

4. Clinical case discussion using cases offered by the students theirself Practical sessions with diagnostic tools (almost 20% of the total  hour-body of lessons)

5. Invitation to attend courses, meetings or workshops organized by the School of Rheumatology

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Majot topics of the Course include:

 

1. Neuroendocrine immunology of the rheumatic diseases (NEIRD)

2. Early non-invasive instrumental diiagnosis  (done by the rheumatologist himself) including the power doppler ultrasonography analysis of the musculoskeletal system, the videocapillaroscopy, evn th analysis of the synovial fluid and the reading of the autoantibody levels with their specificities. All together these tools allow 80-90% of the early diagnosis for arthritis and autoimmune connective tissue diseases.

3.  Clinics and clinimetry of the autoimmune  rheumatic diseases such as systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis, unifferentiated connective tissue diseases, and more such as  spondyloarthritis, microcrystal artritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, soft tissues flogosis  and tendiitis, osteoarthritis,  and finally rare connective tissue diseases and genomics, all together are matter of lessons and final examination.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • EULAR Textbook of Rheumatology  BMJ 2015-2018 (costo 155 euro in english, 50 chapters ) one of the best large textbook of Rheumatology available and full of images .

Website:  European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) click School of Rheumatology

www.eular.org

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*    Unireuma Testo di Reumatologia - Gnocchi Editore 2016 (50 euro in italian) an useful text-synthesis on the rheumatic diseases, produced by italian academic and non, all  teachers and clinicians members of the Italian Saociety of Rheumatology (SIR)

Primer on Rheumatic Diseases 2017,  An ap free of charge available on the EULAR web-site at the title School of Rheumatology (on line)  see Web site EULAR:   CLICK Scool of Rheumatology    https://www.eular.org

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARCO CASACCIA (President)

GIANLUCA DAMONTE (President)

MARCO FRASCIO (President)

GIUSEPPE MURDACA (President)

LEDA MASI

FABRIZIO MONTECUCCO

FRANCO DALLEGRI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching methods from years and with success include:

 

1. Frontal lessons, reach of images and cartoons with intercation with students (almost 50% of the total  hour-body of lessons)

2.  Practical sessions with diagnostic tools (for interested students almost 20% of the total  hour-body of lessons)

3.   Practical sessions with laboratory tools (for interested students almost 10% of the total  hour-body of lessons)

4. Clinical case discussion using cases offered by the students theirself Practical sessions with diagnostic tools (almost 20% of the total  hour-body of lessons)

5. Invitation to attend courses, meetings or workshops organized by the School of Rheumatology

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

ORAL EXAMINATION

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Course topics and matter of final examination:

 

1. Neuroendocrine immunology of the rheumatic diseases (NEIRD)

2. Early non-invasive instrumental diiagnosis  (done by the rheumatologist himself) including the power doplper ultrasonography analysis of the musculoskeletal system, the videocapillaroscopy, evn th analysis of the synovial fluid and the reading of the autoantibody levels with their specificities. All togteher thos tools allow 80-90% of the early diagnosis for arthritis and autoimmune connective tissue diseases.

3.  Clinics and clinimetry of the autoimmune  rheumatic diseases such as systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis, unifferentiated connective tissue diseases, and more such as  spondyloarthritis, microcrystal artritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, soft tissues flogosis  and tendiitis, osteoarthritis,  and finally rare connective tissue diseases, all together are matter of lessons and final examination.

 

The final score arises from:

 

- Capability to  discuss the topics that were matter for the lessons

- Proper presentation and synthesis of the contents

- Fluent management of the matter

- Correct therminology

- The maximum score 30/30 cum laudatio is limited to the excellences

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
07/03/2019 09:00 GENOVA registrazione REGISTRAZIONE RISERVATA AI LAUREANDI
20/06/2019 09:00 GENOVA registrazione REGISTRAZIONE RISERVATA AI LAUREANDI
11/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA registrazione REGISTRAZIONE RISERVATA AI LAUREANDI

FURTHER INFORMATION

Website:  Società Italiana di Reumatologia (SIR)

www.reumatologia.it

 

Website:  European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) click School of Rheumatology

www.eular.org

 

Please, contact the number

0039 010 353 8885  for informations

mcutolo@unige.it