The Master Program corresponds to a II level University Master within the academic Italian system.
Upon completion of the 12-months, and after the traineeship and final project dissertation, participants are awarded 60 ECTS.
The Program start on October 3rd, 2022.
The activities will be delivered in a blended format, with both e-learining classes, completely taught in English, and on-campus practical training in collaboration with San Raffaele Hospital (Milan).
The theoretical training activities (modules 1 to 4) will take place remotely, through asynchronous lessons available on a dedicated e-learning platform. The self-study of the video lessons will alternate with moments of confrontation with the teachers, through remote syncronous Q&A sessions. The four theoretical modules will take place approximately from October 2022 to April/May 2023. At the end of each module there will be an interactive Q&A session, to be carried out remotely, and a mandatory assessment test.
The practical activities will take place within San Raffaele Hospital facilities and will take place with a flexible schedule, according to the participants' needs.
They will consist in two phases:
- observership hands-off training >>> 2 weeks;
- hands-on training >>> 4 weeks.
|DIDACTIC ACTIVITIES||ECTS||SCIENTIFIC SECTOR|
|I||1||Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnostic investigation, management||32||MED/12|
|2||Imaging techniques for the assessment of activity and complications in IBD: computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, role of fecal calprotection||MED/12|
|3||Biomarkers in IBD: role of C-reactive protein, role of fecal calprotection||MED/12|
|4||Treat to target and disease monitoring||MED/12|
|5||What is bowel ultrasound (US)? Equipment, basic technique||MED/12|
|6||How to perform bowel US. Anatomy and sonographic findings. Bowel wall, small and large bowel, peri-intestinal features. Reporting on examination […]||MED/12|
|7||Special techniques: small intestine contrast ultrasound (SICUS), transperineal ultrasound, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), elastography||MED/12|
|II||8||Bowel US for the diagnosis of Crohn's disease (CD)||MED/12|
|9||Bowel US for assessment of CD disease activity and extent||MED/12|
|10||Bowel US for detection of extraintestinal features and complications in CD: strictures, fistulae, abscesses, limph nodes, mesenteric fat hypertrophy, abdominal free fluid||MED/12|
|11||Bowel US for assessment of postoperative CD recurrence||MED/12|
|12||Bowel US for assessment of CD bowel damage||MED/12|
|13||Bowel US for assessment of response to therapy in CD||MED/12|
|14||Bowel US for assessment of prognostication in CD||MED/12|
|15||Sonographic scores in CD||MED/12|
|III||16||Bowel US for the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (UC)||MED/12|
|17||Bowel US for assessment of UC disease activity and extent||MED/12|
|18||Bowel US for detection of extraintestinal features and complications in UC: strictures, limph nodes, mesenteric fat hypertrophy, abdominal free fluid||MED/12|
|19||Bowel US for assessment of response to therapy in UC||MED/12|
|20||Bowel US for assessment of prognostication in UC||MED/12|
|21||Sonographic scores in UC||MED/12|
|22||How to position bowel US in Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinical practice?||MED/12|
|23||Where to perform bowel US? Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS)||MED/12|
|IV||24||Bowel US: application in functional gastro-intestinal disorders||MED/12|
|25||Emerging and future roles of Bowel US: evalutation of stricturing diseas; evaluation of stransmural healing in IBD||MED/12|
|26||Bowel US for assessment of perianal Crohn's disease||MED/12|
|27||Advantage of Bowel US||MED/12|
|28||Limitation of bowel US: how to overcome these limits?||MED/12|
|29||Challenging clinical cases||MED/12|
|VII||16||Final Project (Thesis)||4||PROFIN_S|