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Degree course in MEDICINE AND SURGERY (Codice 2047)
Curriculum\Profile description: MEDICINE AND SURGERY - (CALTANISSETTA) - HYPATIA

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2014/2015
School:
  • SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Class:
  • Medicine and surgery (LM-41)

credits total:360

Educational objectives
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The course entails 360 credits in total, distributed in the six course years, of which at least 60 (professionalizing credits) should be acquired in educational activities aiming at the maturation of specific skills. Each credit corresponds to 25 hours, of which normally: 10 hours of lectures. Each professionalizing credit corresponds to 25 hours of student work, including 20 hours of professionalizing work under the guidance of a professor in small groups within the course facilities or covenant regional territorial facilities SPECIFIC MISSION OF THE ONE-CYCLE DEGREE COURSE The specific mission of the one-cycle Degree Course is training a medical professional with a biomedical-psycho-social culture, aiming to the actual development of the "professional competence" and "values of professionalism." It is based on the importance of integrating the biomedical paradigm of "curing the disease" with the psychosocial paradigm of "taking care of the human being", in the meta-paradigm of the "complexity of care." This particular mission is therefore aimed at training a doctor owning: • a multidisciplinary, integrated and inter-professional vision of the most common problems of health and disease; • an education geared to the prevention of disease and promotion of health within the community and surrounding areas; • a deep understanding of the new needs of care and health, focusing not only on the disease, but, more importantly, on patients, considered as a whole of soma and psyche and placed in a specific social context; THE SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL PLAN AND THE TEACHING METHOD The teaching methodology, useful to achieve the expected qualification, include the horizontal and vertical integration of competences, a teaching methodology based upon sound cultural and methodological bases obtained through the study of pre-clinical subjects, and later on mostly based on problem solving skills, on the early contact with the patient, on the acquisition of good clinical skill together with the ability to human contact. The educational project of the Degree Course provides the right integration balance among: a) core sciences, which should be broad and include the knowledge of evolutionary biology, molecular biology and genetics and of biological complexity aimed at understanding the structure and function of the human organism under normal conditions for the preservation of health, and to the correct application of scientific research; b) The knowledge of disease processes and of the mechanisms that cause them, in order to define prevention, diagnosis and treatment; c) clinical and methodological medical practice, which must be particularly strong, through the extensive use of tutorial teaching , transforming the theoretical knowledge in personal experience to build one’s own scale of values and interests, and to acquire the professional skills useful to manage the complexity of medicine; d) social sciences, which should be a useful tool to reach the awareness of being a medical doctor and of the values of the medical profession. e) the acquisition of scientific, medical, clinical and professional methodology for individual or collective health issues. The expected learning outcomes are defined through the integration between the European descriptors (5 Dublin descriptors) with the proposals of the Institute for International Medical Education (IIME), Task Force for Assessment, and of “The TUNING Project (Medicine) – Learning Outcomes/Competences for Undergraduate Medical Education in Europe”. The following are the learning objectives for the Degree course in Medicine and Surgery and allocated to the various methodological skills defined by Ministerial Decree 16/03/2007, Art. 3 Paragraph 7 and required for graduates of this course. The objectives are also consistent with what is indicated by the Core curriculum for the Degree Course in Medicine as proposed by the Conference of Presidents of the Italian CdLM. Making judgments: Graduates must have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, as well as to make judgments on the basis of incomplete or limited information, including reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities related to the application of their knowledge and judgments. To this end, graduates: 1) will be able to demonstrate, in the conduct of their professional activity, a critical approach, constructive skepticism and a creative attitude towards research. They will take into account the importance and limitations of scientific thinking based on information obtained from several sources, to determine the cause, treatment and prevention of diseases. 2) will formulate personal judgments to solve analytical and complex problems and research independently scientific information, without waiting for it to be provided to them, using the scientific evidence bases. 3) will formulate hypotheses, collect and critically evaluate information, to solve problems, aware of the role of complexity, uncertainty and probability in the decisions taken during the medical practice. They will be able to plan effectively and efficiently manage their time and their activities to meet the conditions of uncertainty, and they will also possess the capability to adapt to changes. 4) will be able to be responsible in caring for individual patients, in compliance with the code of ethics of the medical profession. 5) will exercise the reflective thinking about their professional as well as about the professional relationship with patients and with other operators, the methods used, the results obtained, the personal and emotional experiences. These skills will be acquired and verified by problem solving activities and diagnosis of clinical cases. Communication skills: Graduates must be able to communicate clearly and without ambiguity their conclusions, the knowledge and rationale underpinning these to specialists and non-specialists, as well as, depending on circumstances, to their patients. To this end, graduates: 1) will be able to listen carefully, in order to extract and summarize the relevant information on all issues, understanding their contents, and exercising the communication skills to facilitate understanding with patients and their families, enabling them to share decisions as equal partners . 2) communicate effectively with colleagues, with the community, with other sectors and with the media, and will be able to interact with other professionals involved in the care of patients through effective group work. 3) demonstrate good sensitivity towards the cultural and personal factors improving the interactions with patients and with the community. 4) will be able to face critical situations in terms of communication, such as communicating a serious diagnosis, talking about sensitive issues related to sexual and reproductive life, and about life-end decisions. These skills are acquired and and verified through encounters with patients, tutors and assistants facilitating the active participation of the students. Learning skills: Graduates must have developed the learning skills allowing to continue studying autonomously. To this end, graduates: 1) will be able to collect, organize and critically interpret new scientific knowledge and health/biomedical information by various resources and available databases. 2) will be able to get specific information on patient by clinical data processing systems, using ICT as a valid support to the diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive practice, and for the surveillance and monitoring of health status, understanding the application and also the limitations of information technology. 3) will be able to organise good archives of their medical practice, for its subsequent analysis and improvement. 4) will be able to identify their training needs, from the audit of their own practice, and plan self-training paths. These skills will be developed during the time reserved for self-study and self-learning, encouraging activities of reflection and elaboration of the topics covered in the course. The assessment may be done through the preparation of general reports and presentations agreed with the faculty.
Professional opportunities
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Graduates who have passed the national qualification examination may find professional opportunities in: - Universities and research centers; - Hospital and specialist units of the National Healthcare system; - Public and private clinics; - National and international healthcare and humanitarian organisations. The degree is also a pre-requisite for the admission to postgraduate medical courses.
Final examination features
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To be admitted to the final examination, students must have acquired at least 20 working days before the date fixed for the final test, all the credits related to the teachings in by the educational programme. The final examination consists of both in the presentation of a thesis, written in an original way, aiming at ascertaining the level of scientific, technical and professional competences achieved, and in the discussion of possible questions posed by members of the Commission. The final mark, expressed out of 110, is determined by the average of the marks obtained in the teachings examinations, the assessment of the discussed dissertation, and any assessment of other activities, in the manner established by the Board of the Degree Course.


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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
03248 - PHYSICS (INTEGRATED COURSE) BRAI (PO)BRAI MARIA 6.0 1 V
MODULE I LONGO (PC) 3.0 A FIS/07
MODULE II BRAI (PO) 3.0 A FIS/07
17446 - COMMUNICATION STUDIES - INTEGRATED COURSE FRANCOMANO (PQ)FRANCOMANO ANTONIO 10.0 1 V
COMPUTER SCIENCE GIUNTA (PC) 3.0 B INF/01
PSYCHIATRY FRANCOMANO (PQ) 2.0 B MED/25
ENGLISH SCIME' (PC) 5.0 B L-LIN/12
17447 - CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY - INTEGRATED COURSE DI LIEGRO (PO)DI LIEGRO ITALIA 12.0 1 V
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY PROPAEDEUTICS GRECO (CU) 6.0 A BIO/10
BIOCHEMISTRY I DI LIEGRO (PO) 6.0 A BIO/10
01617 - BIOLOGY AND GENETICS - INTEGRATED COURSE ROMANO (PA)ROMANO VALENTINO 10.0 2 V
GENETICS ROMANO (PA) 4.0 A BIO/13
BIOLOGY AGNELLO (PC) 6.0 A BIO/13
04111 - HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY SPATOLA (RU)SPATOLA GIOVANNI FRANCESCO 6.0 2 V A BIO/17
07553 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 6.0 2 G F
17708 - HUMAN ANATOMY I VALENTINO (PQ) 5.0 2 V A BIO/16


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
03839 - IMMUNOLOGY SIRECI (PA)SIRECI GUIDO 5.0 1 V B MED/04
17445 - HUMAN ANATOMY II - INTEGRATED COURSE 10.0 1 V
HUMAN ANATOMY II - MODULE I VALENTINO (PQ) 5.0 A BIO/16
HUMAN ANATOMY II - MODULE II PERI (PQ) 5.0 A BIO/16
96505 - SYSTEMATIC HUMAN BIOCHEMISTRY DI LIEGRO (PO)DI LIEGRO ITALIA 7.0 1 V A BIO/10
03380 - HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE MORICI (PA)MORICI GIUSEPPE 17.0 2 V
MODULE III 5.0 A BIO/09
MODULE I MORICI (PA) 6.0 A BIO/09
MODULE II 6.0 A BIO/09
05193 - MICROBIOLOGY BONURA (PA)BONURA CELESTINO 6.0 2 V B MED/07
07580 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II YEAR 6.0 2 G F


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
05548 - GENERAL PATHOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE TODARO (PO)TODARO MATILDE 8.0 1 V
GENERAL PATHOLOGY I TODARO (PO) 4.0 B MED/04
GENERAL PATHOLOGY III ACCARDI (RD) 4.0 B MED/04
17453 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICAL METHODOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE VERGA (PA)VERGA SALVATORE 9.0 1 V
APPLIED DIETETIC TECHNICAL SCIENCES VERGA (PA) 3.0 B MED/49
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICAL METHODOLOGY - MODULE I GIANNITRAPANI (RU) 3.0 B MED/09
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICAL METHODOLOGY - MODULE II GIANNITRAPANI (RU) 3.0 B MED/09
17459 - SURGERY PROPAEDEUTICS AND SYSTEMATICS - INTEGRATED COURSE AGRUSA (PA)AGRUSA ANTONINO 8.0 1 V
SURGERY PROPAEDEUTICS AND SYSTEMATICS - MODULE I TOMASELLO (RU) 3.0 B MED/18
SURGERY PROPAEDEUTICS AND SYSTEMATICS - MODULE III GRACEFFA (RU) 2.0 C MED/18
SURGERY PROPAEDEUTICS AND SYSTEMATICS - MODULE II AGRUSA (PA) 3.0 B MED/18
09538 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III YEAR 12.0 2 G F
13246 - SYSTEMATIC PATHOLOGY I - INTEGRATED COURSE SCICHILONE (PO)SCICHILONE NICOLA 10.0 2 V
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DISEASES SCICHILONE (PO) 4.0 C MED/10
VASCULAR SURGERY PECORARO (PA) 2.0 B MED/22
CARDIOLOGY NOVO (PA) 4.0 B MED/11
13248 - SYSTEMATIC PATHOLOGY II - INTEGRATED COURSE CAPUTO (RU)CAPUTO VALENTINA 6.0 2 V
CUTANEOUS AND VENEREAL DISEASES CAPUTO (RU) 3.0 B MED/35
INFECTIOUS DISEASES DI CARLO (PA) 3.0 B MED/17


Teachings fourth year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13253 - SYSTEMATIC PATHOLOGY III - INTEGRATED COURSE PETTA (PA)PETTA SALVATORE 6.0 1 V
GASTROENTEROLOGY PETTA (PA) 3.0 B MED/12
BLOOD DISEASES NAPOLITANO (RD) 3.0 B MED/15
13257 - SYSTEMATIC PATHOLOGY IV - INTEGRATED COURSE CICCIA (RU)CICCIA FRANCESCO 9.0 1 V
NEPHROLOGY GUARNERI (CU) 3.0 B MED/14
RHEUMATOLOGY CICCIA (RU) 3.0 C MED/16
ENDOCRINOLOGY CIRESI (RD) 3.0 B MED/13
13946 - SENSE ORGANS DISEASES - INTEGRATED COURSE GALLINA (PO)GALLINA GIUSEPPE 9.0 1 V
OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY GALLINA (PA) 3.0 B MED/31
VISUAL SYSTEM DISEASES MELIA (PC) 3.0 B MED/30
ODONTO-STOMATOLOGICAL DISEASES GALLINA (PO) 3.0 B MED/28
02324 - IMAGE DIAGNOSTICS CARUSO (PA)CARUSO GIUSEPPE 5.0 2 V B MED/36
03143 - PHARMACOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE CANNIZZARO (RU)CANNIZZARO EMANUELE 8.0 2 V
PHARMACOLOGY I CANNIZZARO (RU) 4.0 B BIO/14
PHARMACOLOGY I CALASCIBETTA (RU) 4.0 B BIO/14
04988 - LABORATORY MEDICINE - INTEGRATED COURSE GIAMMANCO (PQ)GIAMMANCO ANNA 9.0 2 V
CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY BIVONA (RU) 3.0 B BIO/12
CLINICAL PATHOLOGY BALISTRERI (PA) 3.0 B MED/05
CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY GIAMMANCO (PQ) 3.0 B MED/07
07619 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IV YEAR 12.0 2 G F


Teachings fifth year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
05334 - NEUROLOGY GANGITANO (RU)GANGITANO MASSIMO 6.0 1 V B MED/26
05403 - CLINICAL ONCOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE GERACI (PA)GERACI GIROLAMO 6.0 1 V
SURGICAL ONCOLOGY GERACI (PA) 3.0 B MED/18
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY FULFARO (RU) 3.0 B MED/06
05958 - PSYCHIATRY GUARNERI (CU)GUARNERI MAURIZIO GIUSEPPE 5.0 1 V B MED/25
09747 - PATHOLOGICAL ANATOMY - INTEGRATED COURSE TRIPODO (PO)TRIPODO CLAUDIO 12.0 2 V
PATHOLOGICAL ANATOMY II TRIPODO (PO) 6.0 B MED/08
PATHOLOGICAL ANATOMY I MARTORANA (RU) 6.0 B MED/08
13293 - HYGIENE AND INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE - INTEGRATED COURSE LACCA (RU) 11.0 2 V
OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE LACCA (RU) 3.0 B MED/44
MEDICAL STATISTICS MAZZOLA (PC) 3.0 B MED/01
GENERAL AND APPLIED HYGIENE MAZZUCCO (PA) 5.0 B MED/42
13353 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE V YEAR 12.0 2 G F
13944 - LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM DISEASES, PHYSIATRICS AND PLASTIC SURGERY - INTEGRATED COURSE SANFILIPPO (PA)SANFILIPPO ANTONINO 9.0 2 V
PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATIVE MEDICINE CATALDO (RU) 3.0 B MED/34
PLASTIC SURGERY PIRRELLO (RU) 3.0 B MED/19
LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM DISEASES SANFILIPPO (PA) 3.0 B MED/33


Teachings sixth year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02991 - MEDICAL-SURGICAL EMERGENCIES AND ANAESTHESIOLOGY DI LORENZO (CU)DI LORENZO GABRIELE 9.0 1 V
ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND INTENSIVE CARE RAINERI (PA) 3.0 B MED/41
EMERGENCY MEDICINE DI LORENZO (CU) 3.0 B MED/09
GENERAL EMERGENCY SURGERY SALAMONE (PA) 3.0 B MED/18
17449 - OBSTETRICS, GYNAECOLOGY AND UROLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE SERRETTA (PA)SERRETTA VINCENZO 8.0 1 V
UROLOGY SERRETTA (PA) 3.0 C MED/24
OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY FIORINO (RU) 5.0 B MED/40
17450 - FORENSIC MEDICINE AND BIOETHICS - INTEGRATED COURSE SIRECI (PA)SIRECI GUIDO 5.0 1 V
FORENSIC MEDICINE VENTURA SPAGNOLO (RU) 3.0 B MED/43
BIOETHICS MALTA (PQ) 2.0 B MED/02
93516 - PAEDIATRICS GIUFFRE (PA)GIUFFRE MARIO 6.0 1 V B MED/38
01975 - GENERAL SURGERY - INTEGRATED COURSE MAIORANA (RU)MAIORANA ALFONSO 6.0 2 V
GENERAL SURGERY I MAIORANA (RU) 3.0 B MED/18
GENERAL SURGERY II BONVENTRE (RU) 3.0 B MED/18
05000 - INTERNAL MEDICINE - INTEGRATED COURSE MULE' (PA)MULE' GIUSEPPE 12.0 2 V
GERIATRICS DOMINGUEZ RODRIGUEZ (PA) 3.0 B MED/09
INTERNAL MEDICINE - MODULE II CEFALU' (PA) 4.0 B MED/09
INTERNAL MEDICINE - MODULE I MULE' (PA) 5.0 B MED/09
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 15.0 2 G E
13354 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE VI YEAR 12.0 2 V F
ADO Group of subjects 9.0 D




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Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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