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Academic Year 2015/16
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Engineering in clinical medicine and surgery
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Biomedical Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Automotive Engineering - Torino
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Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Bignardi Cristina ORARIO RICEVIMENTO AC ING-IND/34 60 0 0 0 5
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/34 6 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Subject fundamentals
The course aims to provide students with examples of applied engineering in cutting-edge areas of medicine and surgery. The course includes a substantial contribution of doctors and surgeons. For each topic treated it is provided a brief introduction of anatomy and physiology, a description of pathologies and an updated review of the methods of diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of therapeutic efficacy .
Expected learning outcomes
Students at the end of the course must possess skills and abilities that enable them to interface with physicians and surgeons in particular in the fields of urology, radiotherapy, cardiology and plastic surgery.
Contents
Urological surgery
- Surgery of the affections of the prostate
- Bladder surgery
- Techniques for bladder reconstruction
- Instrumentation used in urological surgery
- Treatment of kidney stones and bladder
- Andrology. Erectile dysfunction
Radiotherapy
- Methods of irradiation for the treatment of cancer
- X-ray equipments (linear accelerators , cyclotrons , microtrons , etc.)
Interventionist cardiology
- Cardiac stimulation systems
- Defibrillation systems
- Signals record and display systems( ECGraphs - polygraphs )
- Catheter ablation systems
Reconstructive plastic surgery and treatment of burns
- Surgery in major burns
- Hemofiltration with central venous catheters
- The function of the Skin Bank., the principles of tissue engineering, stem cells and lipofilling
- Cutaneous expansion in reconstructive surgery
- Elements of microsurgery in reconstructive surgery
Delivery modes
The course includes 60 hours of lectures
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Copy of the slides used in class
Assessment and grading criteria
Written exam with closed questions

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2015/16
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