Academic Year 2020/2021 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 6
Scientific field
Taught classes: 42 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • Skin disorders and sexually transmitted diseases

    The teaching of Cutaneous and Venereal Diseases aims primarily to provide the basics of anatomy and physiology of the skin, of visible mucous membranes and skin appendages, whose knowledge is essential for a correct clinical and diagnostic assessment. The student is then guided to the identification and classification of primary skin lesions and of the corresponding cutaneous disorders. In addition, the basic knowledge of the most modern diagnostic techniques allowing a rational and correct diagnosis will be provided. The histopathological correlations and the appropriate treatment options will also be considered. The course will finally focus on occupational dermatoses, skin cancer, and venereology (sexual transmitted diseases).

  • Endocrinology

    Formative targets:

    Basic formative targets:

    • Fundamental knowledge of anatomy and physiology of endocrine and metabolic system; of mechanisms causing endocrine and metabolic diseases.


    Formative targets of the class:

    • Acquisition of the fundamental theoretical knowledge needed for comprehension of endocrine system diseases (including pediatric and pubertal endocrinology, endocrine diseases of the elder and endocrinology and physiopathology of human reproduction), andrological diseases (prevention of couple infertility and techniques related to assisted reproduction) and metabolic diseases (childhood diabetes, gestational diabetes, prevention and management of chronic complications of diabetes mellitus, obesity, dyslipidemia);
    • Acquisition of the knowledge related to functional and instrumental endocrine/metabolic semeiotic;
    • Acquisition of the theoretical knowledge needed to recognize the main diseases which constitute endocrine and metabolic emergencies;
    • Acquisition of the theoretical knowledge related to endocrine and metabolic aspects of childhood diseases, including congenital and neonatal disendocrine and dismetabolic forms of childhood and adolescence;
    • Acquisition of the theoretical knowledge related to endocrine alterations responsible for defects of reproductive activity of male and female, including infectious, disendocrine, dismetabolic aspects of couple infertility;
    • Acquisition of the theoretical knowledge related to diagnosis of tumor diseases of endocrine glands and hormone-dependent tumors;
    • Acquisition of the theoretical knowledge related to epidemiology, prevention, differential diagnosis of the different forms of obesity and thinness;
    • Acquisition of the theoretical knowledge relative to epidemiology and primary and secondary prevention, diagnosis of the various forms of diabetes mellitus, including childhood diabetes and gestational diabetes, and diagnostic prevention and multidisciplinary treatment of risk factors for chronic complications of diabetes (ocular, renal, cardiovascular, etc.);

    Acquisition of theoretical knowledge related to the prevention and diagnosis of lipid metabolism diseases.


    If the teaching is taught in a mixed or remote way, variations with respect to what was previously stated may be introduced, in order to ensure compliance with the program envisaged and reported in the Syllabus.

  • Respiratory diseases

    Lerning objectives are the acquisition of advanced managing notions in the fieId of respiratory diseases. These include kniowledge of healthcare management, prevention and educational programmes .

Course Structure

  • Skin disorders and sexually transmitted diseases

    Lessons and clinical cases (lessons may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it).

  • Endocrinology

    Course contents

    • Basics of Endocrinology
    • Hypothalamic diseases and Hypopituitarism
    • Pituitary adenomas, acromegaly
    • Hyperprolactinemic syndromes
    • Anatomy and physiology of thyroid
    • Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
    • Thyroiditis
    • Thyroid nodular diseases
    • Thyroid in pregnancy
    • Testicle diseases, seminal fluid exam, male infertility
    • Ovary diseases, hirsutism, polycystic ovary syndrome
    • Adrenal diseases: hypofunction, hyperfunction and congenital adrenal hypertrophy
    • Endocrine pancreas diseases: Diabetes mellitus type 1, Diabetes mellitus type 2, Acute and chronic complications of diabetes mellitus, Diabetes in pregnancy
    • Other endocrine diseases: Obesity, Lipid metabolism disorders, Hypoglycemia
    • Endocrine-metabolic comas
  • Respiratory diseases

    Lessons with slides presentation

Detailed Course Content

  • Skin disorders and sexually transmitted diseases

    Anatomy of the skin

    Semiology of the skin, diagnostic techniques

    Primary, secondary and pathognomonic skin lesions

    Erythematous dermatoses (Rosacea, Fixed drug eruption)

    Macular dermatoses (Vitiligo, Vascular malformations)

    Wheals and urticarial erythematous lesions (Urticaria, Erythema multiforme)

    Vesicular dermatoses (Atopic dermatitis, Contact dermatitis, Herpes simplex, Herpes zoster)

    Bullous dermatoses (Impetigo, Pemphigus vulgaris, vegetans, foliaceus and seborrhoeic, Bullous pemphigoid, Dermatitis herpetiformis, Herpes gestationis, Linear IgA dermatitis, Mucous membrane pemphigoid, Epidermolysis bullosa)

    Pustular dermatoses (Acne vulgaris, Pyodermitis)

    Papular dermatoses (Lichen ruber planus, Tuberous sclerosis, Human Papillomavirus infections, Molluscum contagiosum, Seborrhoeic keratosis)

    Nodular dermatoses (Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Kaposi’s sarcoma, Haemangiomas, Erythema nodosum, Neurofibromatosis)

    Erythematous-desquamative dermatoses (Psoriasis, Erythroderma, Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Pityriasis rosea)

    Ectoparasitoses (Scabies, Pediculosis)

    Fungal infections (Tinea, Candidiasis, Pityriasis versicolor)

    Connective tissue diseases (Systemic lupus erythematous, Discoid lupus erythematous, Scleroderma, Dermatomyositis)

    Benign and malignant melanocytic lesions (Congenital and acquired nevi, Melanoma)

    Precancerous lesions, In situ carcinomas and Invasive carcinomas (Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma)

    Sexual transmitted diseases (Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Non-gonococcal urethritis, Chancroid, Lymphogranuloma venereum)

  • Endocrinology


    • Lessons attendance


    Lessons attendance

    • Mandatory

    Teaching material

    • Slide presentation


    Final exam

    • Oral exam at the end of the course

    If the conditions require it, the verification of learning can also be carried out electronically.

  • Respiratory diseases

    Introduction to the main respiratory chronic diseases

    Continuous of care organization for patients with respiratory diseases

    · Management of BPCO

    ·Management of chronic respiratory failure

    · New healthcare models for patients with respiratory diseases

    · Management and risk assessment of nosocomial infection

    · Organization and assistance to patients with Covid-19 disease

Textbook Information

  • Skin disorders and sexually transmitted diseases

    G. Micali, M.C. Potenza, G. Fabbrocini, G. Monfrecola, A. Tosti, S. Veraldi (eds.) Le basi della dermatologia. Seconda Edizione. Springer-Verlag Italia. Milano, 2014.

  • Endocrinology

    Reference books

    • Endocrinologia: Malattie del Metabolismo. Autori vari. Edizioni Idelson-Gnocchi, Napoli. 2017ISBN 8879476572
    • Uniendo. Lenzi A, Lombardi G, Martino E, Vigneri R. Minerva Medica. First Edition. 2010. ISBN 13978-88-7711-693-2
  • Respiratory diseases

    Harrison’s Principi di Medicina Interna – McGraw-Hill 18° ed

    Rugarli C. Medicina Interna sistematica- Masson Ed