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Assessment of individual functioning in clinical and health psychology
Study-unit Code
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Paolo Gresele
  • Paolo Gresele - Didattica Ufficiale
  • Efisio Puxeddu - Didattica Integrativa
  • 18 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Paolo Gresele
  • 12 ore - Didattica Integrativa - Efisio Puxeddu
Course Regulation
Coorte 2017
Learning activities
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Nutritional and dietary aspects of internistic disorders with special reference to obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, hematologic and hemostasis and thrombosis disorders, renal, cardiac and hepatic
Reference texts
Antonelli Incalzi R. Medicina Interna per scienze infermieristiche – Ed. Piccin•Dioguardi N, Sanna GPModerni aspetti di Semeiotica Medica: segni, sintomi e malattie – VI Edizione – Società Editrice Universo. The teacher will prepare the didactic materials on the basis of the scientific literature available on the specific topics. Accordingly, participation to the teacher's lessons is essential. On specific topics, references to specific articles or textbooks will be provided.
Educational objectives
Knowledge of the key clinical elements of disease in internal medicine in order to be able to establish a proper preventive and therapeutic approach focused on nutritional aspects.
Physiology, hygiene
Teaching methods
Didactic activity will be mainly based on face-to-face lessons using Power Point slides. Seminars held by psychologists or medical specialists, on the psychological aspects of medical disorders.
Other information
The attendance of at least 80% of the lessons is strongly recommended in order to allow a good understanding of the arguments in the absence of a reference textbook. Didactic materials presented during classes will be made available after the lessons.
Learning verification modality
Multiple choice and free text written assessment
Extended program
General principles of internal medicine

Introduction to the concept of disease and its internal and external causes
Approach to the internistic patient:
- History (with special attention to nutritional aspects)
- Physical Examination
- Laboratory tests
- Instrumental examinations

The main clinical manifestations of disease in internal medicine
- Pain
- Fever
- shortness of breath
- Edema and serous effusions
-Appetite disorders, nausea and vomiting
- Diarrhea and constipation
- Syncope
- Jaundice
- Obesity and leanness
- Hemorrhagic manifestations

Cardiovascular system:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Physical Examination- Atherosclerosis: nutritional aspects
- Hypertension
- Ischemic heart disease
- Heart failure
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Venous Thromboembolism

Respiratory system:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Physical Examination- Nutritional aspect of respiratory disorders
- Respiratory failure
- Bronchial asthma
- Pulmonary embolism

Urinary system:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Physical Examination- Nutrition in the patient with renal disorder
- Renal failure
- Glomerulonephritis
- Nephrotic Syndrome

Blood and blood-forming organs:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Physical Examination- Nutritional aspects of hematologic disorders
- Anemia
- Leukemia and Lymphoma
- Disorders by alterations in the number and function of platelets

- Anatomy and physiology
- Physical Examination
- Diabetes mellitus
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Dyslipidemia
- Obesity
- Gout

Digestive system:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Physical Examination
- Liver disease
- Diseases of the exocrine pancreas
- Diseases of the stomach and duodenum
- Diseases of the colon

Endocrine System:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Physical Examination
- Dysthyroidism
- Disturbances of the adrenal cortex
Immune system:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Physical Examination
- The connective tissue diseases
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