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  1. 1. SECOND LEVEL MASTER’S DEGREE IN DIALYTIC TREATMENT OF RENAL FAILURE Third Edition PROPONENTS Nephrology Division of the Department of Internal Medicine at Pisa Medical School and Hospital; Department of Internal Medicine at Perugia Medical School and Nephrology Division of Perugia Hospital, Italy. Pisa and Perugia have a long clinical and research tradition in the fields of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation. The course is proposed to young physicians who are determined to practise clinical Nephrology. AIMS -To provide the basic knowledge in nephrology science and practice, oriented to diagnosis and treatment of acute and of chronic kidney disease, particularly those with more severe impairment of renal function. -To give advanced knowledge and skills in all dialysis techniques: peritoneal and extra-corporeal, continuous and intermittent techniques. Participants will be also trained in the preparation of temporary and permanent accesses for the dialytic treatment and related complications. Medical, cardiac and endocrine complications of dialysis and their prevention and treatment will be focused. -To give the adequate competence to organize a dialysis program and to manage hospital based dialytic facilities, dialysis clinics, and home dialysis. COURSE DESCRIPTION Length of the course: One year. Candidates who are already post-graduated in Nephrology, in Internal Medicine or Anesthesiology and Intensive care, may ask for a shortening of the length of the course. The course will start on January 8, 2007. Full-time participation is required. Course Locations: The first part (six months) of the course will be held at the Division of Nephrology of the Department of Internal Medicine of Pisa University. The second part (six months) at the Department of Internal Medicine of Perugia University and at the Division of Nephrology of Perugia Hospital. Vacations for a maximum length of one month are allowed. DIDACTIC ACTIVITY AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
  2. 2. General Aspects. The course provides a total of 60 credits, which are roughly equivalent to 300 hours of lessons (formal lectures) plus 1200 hours of training activities organized on a weekly timetable from Monday morning to Friday afternoon. Due to the small numbers of trainees, the achievement of learning and training objective will be continuously evaluated by the teachers. The course as a modular structure. Modular structure of the Course. Introductory remarks. Morphological and functional diagnosis of kidney diseases. Arterial hypertension and renal diseases. Endothelial dysfunction. Clinical pharmacology, pharmacokynetics and toxicity of drugs in chronic kidney disease and in end-stage renal disease. Nutrition and evaluation of nutritional status in renal diseases. Uremic syndrome. Epidemiology and Health Economics. Epidemiology of renal diseases and uremia, “Evidence based medicine” and cost-effectiveness analysis of medical interventions. Legislation concerning dialytic therapy of renal failure. Management of a dialysis centre. Cardiology and Internal Medicine. Physiopathology, diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias, hearth failure, myocardial ischemia. Principles of electrocardiography and echocardiography. Physiopathology, diagnosis and treatment of vascular pathology. Anaesthesia, Surgery and Interventional Radiology: Dialysis Accesses Choosing the type of vascular access. Positioning techniques, control and management of central venous catheters (CVC). Arterio-venous fistulas and vascular prosthesis for haemodialysis. Peritoneal catheter for peritoneal dialysis. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of complications of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis accesses. Nephrology: Acute renal failure. Acute renal failure: causes, clinical picture, complications, prognosis. Medical management of critical cases in intensive care units (ventilation assistance, cardio-vascular assistance). Multi-organ failure syndrome. Conservative and dialytic therapy of acute renal failure, and of multi-organ failure syndrome. Continuous and intermittent dialytic treatments in ICU and treatment of diuretic refractory hearth failure. Plasma-aphaeresis and other aphaeretic therapy. Nephrology: Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for the treatment of end-stage renal diseases. Indications to dialysis and choice of dialytic technique. Principles of peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis. Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis techniques. Dosage of dialysis. Adjusting and controlling the dialytic treatment. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the treatment. Dialytic treatment of diabetic patients. Acute and chronic complications of uremia and dialysis: cardiovascular complications; anaemia, uremic bone disease, amyloidosis, neurologic complications; infective diseases. Nephrological Emergencies. Clinical pharmacology of dialytic patients. Psychological, physical and social rehabilitation of ESRD patients. Organization and management of a dialysis centre and of home dialysis.
  3. 3. Practical training Participants will be practiced daily in each field of dialytic treatment of renal failure and related complications, with the tutorial assistance of experienced nephrologists, cardiologists, internists, general and vascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, and radiologists. In particular, the trainees will participate as observers in the clinical activities of nephrology ward (general nephrology, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and transplantation), outpatients clinics, renal function assessment laboratory, renal sonography, and renal biopsy. Teaching Staff Formal lectures and practical training will be given by the staff of the proponent Universities and Hospitals. The faculty is composed by Professors of Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Cardiology, Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Radiology at the Medical School of the Universities of Pisa and Perugia, or at the Post-graduation Schools in Nephrology of the Universities of Pisa and Perugia; the remaining faculty will be composed by Professors or Experts of other Italian or Foreign Universities and Hospitals, and by experts from Industries working in the field of production of dialysis machinery and equipments. The complete directory of the teaching staff can and other information on the course can be found on the web site of Pisa University, at the following addresses: http://www.unipi.it/studenti/offerta/master/master.htm_cvt.htm http://www.unipi.it/studenti/offerta/master/accesso/bandi/bando_terapia_dialitica.rtf ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PARTICIPATION TO THE COURSE -Graduation in Medicine (M.D.) and licensure to practice as a medical doctor, or equipollent University degrees or titles, officially recognized by Italian Ministries of University and Health. -Knowledge of Italian or English languages. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS ADMITTED TO THE COURSE Total of twenty participants. Ten positions will be reserved for non-European doctors. Selection of the participants Selection will be made on the basis of the professional curriculum of applicants. COST OF THE COURSE The tuition costs are € 3,000.00, they cover participation to the teaching and practical sessions of the course. ACCOMODATION
  4. 4. Housing, transportation and meals are not includes in the costs of the course. Affordable meals will be disposable, as for all other students at Pisa and Perugia Universities. Housing information in Pisa can be obtained from ARDSU (Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario – Pisa): www.dsu.pisa.it; e-mail: urp@dsu.pisa.it; phone +39 050 567503; fax +39 050 562032 The link at the welcome point of Pisa University for accommodation of foreign students in Pisa is: www.unipi.it/english/university/internatio/welcome.doc GRANTS It is possible to apply for a restricted number of grants, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or by Private Charity Foundations. DEADLINE November 30, 2006 for the submission of the application. Non-European medical doctors must submit their application to the Italian Embassy in their country. They must also present their Graduation in Medicine (M.D.) and licensure to practice as a medical doctor (or equipollent University degrees or titles, officially recognized by Italian Ministries of University and Health), together with a short curriculum. Address correspondence and information requests to: Prof. Carlo Donadio, Associate Professor of Nephrology Director of the Master in “Dialytic Treatment of Renal Failure” Department of Internal Medicine – Nephrology University of Pisa - Via Roma 56 - I-56100 Pisa, Italy Phone: +39 050 993297 Fax:. +39 050 553414 Email: c.donadio@med.unipi.it
  5. 5. ATTACHMENT A University of Pisa DIPARTIMENTO DI MEDICINA INTERNA – DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE MASTER Course(1) Location Maximum Minimal Entry Lenght Tuition Fees Deadline for Start of the number of number of requirements application Course trainees (2) trainees (3) Dialytic treatment of Departments of renal failure Internal Medicine and 20 8 Recognized 1 year: from € 3.000,00 30.11.2006 08.01.2007 Nephrology at Pisa & Degree in January to June Perugia Universities Medicine and in Pisa; from and license to July to Perugia Hospital practise as December in Medical Doctor Perugia Part-time Part-Time Part-Time 10 Other degrees € 100 -300 NOTE: 1) Full time participation is required. The frequency for at least 70% of the courses is mandatory. Other study courses cannot be frequented duruing the same period. 2) Selection of participant will be made on the basis of curricula. 3) According to the decision of the Direction Council, the Master corse can be acttivated also il number of applicants if lower than 8. Opening hours of Didactic Secreretaryat Dept. Interna Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa: Monday-Friday 10-13. Tel: +39050992576; Fax +39050553414; Email: f.stelli@med.unipi.it; c.donadio@med.unipi.it
  6. 6. APPLICATION FORMS Modulo C – Domanda di ammissione AL DIRETTORE DEL DIPARTIMENTO DI MEDICINA INTERNA Università di Pisa DA REDIGERE IN STAMPATELLO SU CARTA LIBERA (type or write in capitals) …………………………………………………….... ……………………………………………….…………… (cognome – family name) (nome – first name) DICHIARA di essere ( I declare that I ): nat_ a (was born in)………………… (prov- state...........…). il (date)…………………………. cittadinanza (citizenship) ……………………………………… laureat… in (graduated in)……….……………. presso l’Università di (University of)………………. in data (date)…………con punti (score)……… Matricola …………… (SOLO per i laureati a Pisa, ONLY doctors graduated at Pisa University ) Abilitato/a all’esercizio della professione di medico il …………………presso ……………………… Licensure to practice as a medical doctor, obtained (date)……… from ……………………………. CHIEDE : di partecipare, per l’a.a. 2006-2007, al concorso di ammissione al Master universitario in: TERAPIA DIALITICA DELL’INSUFFICIENZA RENALE (I asks to be admitted to participate to the Master course in Dialytic treatment of renal failure) Il sottoscritto, nell’eventualità di una selezione da tenersi sulla base dei titoli presentati, ALLEGA alla presente domanda (Enclosures to be evaluated for the selection): 1 -  Tesi di Laurea (indicare il titolo) (Graduation dissertation, title) …………………………….……..….………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………... …………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………... 2 -  Pubblicazioni (Publications, titles)………………..……………………..……………………………………........ …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………... …………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………... ……………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………... ………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………….…….. 3 -  Curriculum (CV) Barrare le voci che interessano, riportando i titoli di ciascuna pubblicazione e allegando, se del caso, un apposito elenco numerato delle pubblicazioni. Per i documenti in copia è necessario dichiarare per iscritto la conformità agli originali. (Tick as appropriate)
  7. 7. RECAPITO ELETTO PER EVENTUALI COMUNICAZIONI (address of the candidate for correspondence): Via (Street)…............................................................…………………………………… n. ……………….. Località (Town) ...................................................………prov (Country)………….. CAP (ZIP) ………………… Telefono (Phone) …………………………….. Cellulare (Mobile)………………………………………………. e-mail………………..……..@……..………. ……………………………. (luogo e data) (Site and date) …………………………………. (firma del candidato) (Signature)
  8. 8. 1 DICHIARAZIONE SOSTITUTIVA DI CERTIFICAZIONE e2 Declaration about documents presented …………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………. (cognome – family name) (nome - first name) nato a (born in) ……………………………………Country………… (prov. …..) il (date) ……………………………… DICHIARA: che quanto allegato è conforme all’originale I declare that documents enclosed are genuine and correspond to the originals. (luogo e data) (site and date) ………..……………………… (firma del candidato – signature) ……………………………………. 1 E’ facoltà dell’interessato allegare, in luogo della dichiarazione sostitutiva un certificato di diploma universitario e/o di laurea e/o di specializzazione in carta libera, con l’indicazione delle votazioni riportate nei singoli esami di profitto. Sono esentati dal produrre anche la dichiarazione sostitutiva di certificazione coloro i quali hanno conseguito il titolo accademico presso l’Università di Pisa. Instead of this declaration the candidate can send certificates by the uninersity where he graduated or post-graduated. 2 I dati così autocertificati, in particolare i titoli di studio e le relative votazioni, saranno sottoposti ai controlli previsti dalla normativa vigente. In caso di falsità, oltre alla decadenza dai benefici indebitamente ottenuti, il candidato, poiché penalmente responsabile, sarà denunciato alla competente autorità giudiziaria. Data declared will be controlled. False declaration can be pursued by law.
  9. 9. Prot. n. _________________ del _____________ Modulo D – Iscrizione - Registration DA REDIGERE IN STAMPATELLO SU CARTA LIBERA DA PARTE DEGLI AMMESSI AL MASTER (Type or write in capitals, when admitted to participate to the master course in Dialytic treatment of renal failure) .......................................................................… ....................................................................…………………………… (cognome – family name) (nome – first name) nat_ a (born in)........................................................................................ il.(date).............................................. laureato/a in (graduated in )........................................................................……………….............…………... presso l’Università di .(University of) .....................….............................................................….........……................ abilitato/a all’esercizio della professione medica presso…………………………… il……………… CHIEDE: di essere iscritto al Master universitario in Terapia dialitica dell’insufficienza renale (a.a.2006-2007) I ask to be admitted to participate to the Master course in Dialytic treatment of renal failure in the academic year 2005-2006 DICHIARA: di non essere iscritto contemporaneamente ad altro corso di studio. I declare that I am not enrolled in any other study corse for the sama time period. I know that it is not allowed to participate in the same time period to any other course. Allega i seguenti documenti (Enclosures): 1)............................................................................................................................................................. 2)............................................................................................................................................................. 3)............................................................................................................................................................. 4)............................................................................................................................................................. 5)............................................................................................................................................................. RECAPITO ELETTO PER EVENTUALI COMUNICAZIONI (address for correspondence): Via (Street)…............................................................…………………………………… n. ……………….. Località (Town) ...................................................………prov (Country)………….. CAP (ZIP) ………………… Telefono (Phone) …………………………….. Cellulare (Mobile)………………………………………………. e-mail………………..……..@……..………. ……………………………. (luogo e data) (Site and date) …………………………………. (firma del candidato) (Signature) L’Università di Pisa procederà ad un controllo sul contenuto delle dichiarazioni così espresse: Si ricorda che le dichiarazioni mendaci sono punite ai sensi del c.p. e delle leggi speciali in materia e l’autore sarà denunciato alla Autorità Giudiziaria. Decadrà inoltre dai benefici conseguenti al provvedimento emanato sulla base della dichiarazione non veritiera. (The University of Pisa will verify the declaration given by candidates, according to Italian laws).
  10. 10. Modulo E – foto (photo) Al Direttore del Dipartimento di Medicina Interna Via Roma, 56 56126 PISA Fotografia (Photo) Per gli ammessi al Master – Allegare nello spazio apposito fotografia formato tessera (Doctors admitted to participate to the master course must paste, inside the box, their personal photo) Il sottoscritto (Family name, First name) _______________________________________ nato a (born in) ___________________________ il (date) _____________________ residente in (resident in ) ______________________ (Country) _________ (Prov. ___________ ), via (street) __________________________ n._______ , C.A.P. (ZIP) ________________ Tel (Phone) ____________________________ iscritto a Master universitario in Terapia dialitica dell’insufficienza renale, Dipartimento di medicina Interna dell’Università di Pisa per l’anno accademico 2006-2007 (admitted to participate to the master course in Dialytic treatment of renal failure, Department of Internal medicine, University of Pisa 2006-2006) Pisa, ____________________ Firma ______________________________

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