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Course unit
MEO2044514, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ME1848, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE di PADOVA [999PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 7.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL MEDICINE
Department of reference Department of Neurosciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PHYSIOTHERAPY

Teacher in charge LILIANA CHEMELLO MED/09
Other lecturers EUGENIO BARALDI MED/38

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses BIO/14 Pharmacology 2.0
Basic courses MED/09 Internal Medicine 4.0
Core courses MED/38 General and Specialised Pediatrics 1.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 7.0 70 105.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
27 Commissione 2019/20 sede di Padova 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 CHEMELLO LILIANA (Presidente)
MONTOPOLI MONICA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: To effectively attend this course will be necessary the knowledge of:
a) general notions of biology, anatomy, physiology of the human body (both in adults and children) and
b) general principles of pharmacology and pharmacodynamics.
Target skills and knowledge: Students will have to acquire notions, so that to be able:
a) To be practice on the pathophysiology, risk factors and clinical aspects of the most common pathologies of adulthood and geriatric age.
b) To know and learn the health needs of the child, the fundamental stages of growth and of the somatic and psychomotor development in the various phases of early childhood and adolescence and the peculiarities of the diseases most frequently encountered in pediatric age.
c) To understand the basics of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacotoxicity and the specific health intervention adapted to the pathologies and treatment (physical and pharmacological) of the musculoskeletal system.
The main objective will be to achieve the ability for assessing the degree and stage of illness in children and adults and the pharmacotherapy notions necessary to propose an active support for health, based on the application of physiotherapy techniques.
Examination methods: Evaluation tests will be perform in two sessions for each semester, during the exam period. The test will be written and will include 30 questions by quiz with 4 options and only 1 correct answer (1 point value for each correct answer) or open questions to be answered synthetically (value from 1 to 3 points for each answer). It will be possible to present, optionally, a 4-5 page short paper or thesis on a topic chosen by the student, which can be valuable from 1 to 3 points, by the teacher opinion. A minimum score of 18 points in the written test is required to pass the profit test. Those who have taken part in a number of lessons equal to 75% can access the profit test, specifically attending to at least 30 hours of lessons of the 40 scheduled.
Assessment criteria: The final evaluation of the student's preparation will be provided by the outcome of the written test and by the evaluation of the thesis, if done, which may supplement the mark of the written test. The final grade of the exam will be obtained from the total expressed as a weighted average of the written tests sustained in the 3 courses (Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Pharmacology), of which the General Medicine course consists.
Course unit contents: Internal Medicine Program - Prof. L.Chemello
Neurological problems: Generalities on the CNS. Cerebral vasculopathies: transient ischemic attack and strokes. Dementias. Cardiological issues: General information on the cardio-vascular system. Coronary vasculopathy: angina pectoris and myocardial infarction. Hypo and hyperkinetic cardiac arrhythmias. Signs and symptoms of the patient with atrial fibrillation. Arterial hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension. Lung problems: General information on the bronchopulmonary apparatus. Respiratory failure. Bronchial asthma. Pulmonary thromboembolic pathologies. Pneumonia. Acute pulmonary edema. Gastroenterological issues: General information on the liver and mechanisms involved in liver damage. Acute hepatitis and fulminant forms. The jaundice. Liver cirrhosis and Child's score. Portal hypertension and problems in the subject with esophageal varices, ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, encephalopathy and hepatocarcinoma. The need for liver transplantation. Nephrological issues: General information on the nephro-urinary system. Acute and chronic renal failure. Acute tubular necrosis. The need for kidney transplantation. Problems of the Hemopoietic System: The blood generality and physiology. Growth factors. Anemias. Albumin deficiency.
Pharmacology Program - Prof. M. Montopoli
Principles of clinical pharmacology and medical therapy: Introduction to Pharmacology. Principles of pharmacodynamics: receptors, agonists and antagonists, concentration and response curve. Principles of pharmacokinetics: routes of administration, absorption, metabolism, drug excretion. Outline of toxicology. Pharmacotherapy: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid pharmacy, opioid drugs, central and peripheral muscle relaxants. Basics of phytotherapy applied to musculoskeletal disorders.
Pediatrics Program - Prof. E. Baraldi
Introduction to pediatrics. Growth and somatic development. The preterm and full term infant. Orthopedic and traumatological problems of the newborn. Bone metabolism in the newborn. Breastfeeding, weaning and feeding in the infant. Allergic diseases and fever in the child. Cigarette smoking in young people.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures will be prepared for lessons duration ranging from 2 to 4 hours, with presentation and critical discussion through slides of the topics chosen in the course program. There will be moments of revision and specific involvement with the students participating in the lessons to facilitate learning.
Additional notes about suggested reading: All the slides and didatic materials presented at lessons and during the course, as a series of quizzes for the review and preparation of the profit test will be distributed to students for studing.
Texts advised for Pharmacology: The basics of Zanichelli Pharmacology; Pharmacology for Physiotherapy PICCIN Health Pharmacology
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)