Bowel Ultrasound in Inflammatory Boweld Disease, II level Master Program 2022/23

Bowel Ultrasound in Inflammatory Boweld Disease, II level Master Program 2022/23

Length1 year
ECTS60
AdmissionsQualifications
LanguageEnglish

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Program structure

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.

Study plan

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
V 14 Observership (hands-off) 8 MED/12
VI 15 Training (hands-on) 16 TIR
VII 16 Final Project (Thesis) 4 PROFIN_S

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