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GENERAL SURGERY

CODE 67506
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 7 cfu during the 5th year of 8745 MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA(LM-41) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/18
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    SECTIONING This unit is divided into 2 sections:
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Surgery I is designed to develop specific clinical skills concerning the diagnostic and therapeutics issues related to the pathologies of greatest interest and the most frequently encountered in surgery, from the more General Aspects to Thoracic Diseases, Morbid Obesity, Digestive Tract Surgery, Video-Laparoscopic Surgery, the Acute Abdomen, and the Lymphatic / Chylous Disease Surgery (Microsurgery and Additional New Procedures), also including the most important aspects of Plastic and Urologic Surgery.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course the Student will be able to argue about issues of clinical and surgical relevance, will prove competent in configuring a differential diagnostic reasoning based on observation, on the knowledge of epidemiological data, on the use of instrumental investigations related to the syllabus. The student will learn to give correct therapeutic indications, will master the most common surgical procedures and prognosis timing, considering the general characteristics of the patient.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal teaching in classroom (except  for different indications from UNIGE due  to COVID-19 epidemiological situation, in this case online lessons on Microsoft Teams Platform will be held).

    - Seminar lectures (analysis of clinical cases)

    - Professional teaching (small groups) in hospital wards, clinic, O.R./Diagnostic Imaging.

    Attendance is mandatory. Lesson planning is organized according to the type of activity and the CFU of the 5th Year- I Semester, for  the Course of General Surgery MED/18-Integrated Course of Surgery I.

    The detailed schedule of the Teaching activities will be published online on the Student Guide at the beginning of the Academic Year.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    - Evidence Based Surgery.

    - Frailty and Surgical Risk. 

    - Surgery in the Geriatric Patient. 

    - Surgical Complications. 

    - Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition. 

    - ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) Protocols.

    - Surgical Infections. 

    - Management of Hemorrhagic Patient. 

    - Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism. 

    - Laparoscopic Surgery. 

    - Emerging Technologies (Robotic Surgery).

    - Surgical treatment of Morbid Obesity. 

    - Mediastinal Mass.

    - Caustic Ingestion.

    - Forein Body Ingestion. 

    - Dysphagia and Achalasia. 

    - Zenker Diverticulum and Boerhaave Syndrome.

    - Esophageal Cancer (diagnosis and treatment). 

    - Pneumothorax. 

    - Mesothelioma. 

    - Lung Cancer. 

    - Diseases of the Breast. 

    - Hernias. 

    - Hiatal Hernias (diagnosis and treatment). 

    - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (diagnosis and treatment). 

    - Gastric GIST. 

    - Early and Advanced Gastric cancer. 

    - Duodenal Neoplasms. 

    -Surgical treatment of Peptic ulcer Complications. 

    - Acute Abdomen. 

    - Urologic and Male Genitalia Anatomy. 

    - Signs and Symptoms od Genitourinary Diseases. 

    - Laboratory and Strumental Investigations in Urology. 

    - Laparoscopic and Robotic Approach in Urology. 

    - Malformations of Urinary Apparatus, Hydronephrosis.

    - Anuria and Urinary Retention. 

    - Prostatic Beneign Hyperplasia. 

    - Hematuria and Urolithiasis. 

    - Erectile Dysfuncion. 

    - Urinary Incontinence. 

    - Hydrocele, Varicocele, Cryptorchidism, Testicular Torsion. 

    - Upper Urinary Tact Cancer. 

    - Baldder Cancer.

    - Renal Cancer. 

    - Tesrticular Cancer. 

    - Prostate Cancer. 

    - Plastic Surgery: Basal Techniques.

    - Prognosis and Management of the Burn Patient. 

    - Principles and Techniques of Breast Reconstructive Surgery. 

    - Surgical Therapy of Hemicrania. 

    - Malformative Syndromes.

    - Diagnosis and Treatment of Median and Ulnar Nerve Compression. Dupuytren Disease.

    - Body Contouring after Bariatric Surgery. 

    - Regenerative Surgery for Cicatricial Results, Radiation and Difficult Wound Treatment. 

    - Hyperhidrosis Treatment. 

    - Aesthetics Surgery. 

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    - Sabiston. Trattato di chirurgia. 20° edizione. Edra Editore. (6 marzo 2019).

    - Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 21st Edition. Elsevier. 2021.

    - Schwartz's Principles of Surgery. 11th Edition. McGraw-Hill. 2019.

    - Dionigi R. Chirurgia. Basi teoriche e chirurgia generale - Chirurgia specialistica. VI edizione. Edra Editore. 2017.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ILARIA BALDELLI

    MARCO BORGHESI

    PIERO FREGATTI

    DANIELE FRIEDMAN

    CESARE STABILINI

    NAZARENO ROBERTO SUARDI

    PAOLO TRAVERSO

    GIOVANNI CAMERINI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    FEDERICA MURELLI (President Substitute)

    FRANCESCO SAVERIO PAPADIA (President Substitute)

    EDOARDO RAPOSIO (President Substitute)

    GREGORIO SANTORI (President Substitute)

    CARLO TERRONE (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    To pass the exam, an oral evaluation is planned

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    EVALUATION METHODS

    The assessment takes place only through the final oral examination, which seeks to determine the effective acquisition by the student of the expected learning outcomes.

    Students, therefore, to pass the exam, achieving a vote of no less than 18/30, must demonstrate the knowledge and skills contained in the Educational Goals defined above (see Section 2).

     

    The following contribute, therefore, to the final mark out of thirty:

    - Ability to transverse and critically deal with the  

      required arguments;

    - Fairness, clarity, synthesis and exhibiting

      fluidity;

    - Mastery of the subject;

    - Adoption of appropriate terminology.

     

    The vote of 30/30 cum laude, will be eventually granted where the knowledge / skills of the subject are excellent

    FURTHER INFORMATION

     

    For further details, it is recommended to consult the web page:

    http://cdlmedicina.medicina.unige.it/index.php/2014-08-19-07-17-03/a-a-2016-2017

     

    Non-attending students will be able to communicate their possible requirements concerning only the General Surgery part of Teaching, at the following email address: campisi@unige.it

     

    Reception and Counselling Mode for Students:

     

    Wednesday / Friday, from 11.00 am  to noon,

    at the Chair of Director Prof. Corradino Campisi,

    “Pad. Ex. Isolamento, I° piano / ponente, IRCCS AOU San Martino – IST”

    National Institute for Cancer Research, Genoa, with a prior phone advisement to one of the following numbers:

     

    010- 555 4292 / Cell. 338 1 71 80 67