The course of Medical Semiotics and Clinical Methodology represents the
transition from the basic and pathophysiological knowledge acquired by
students in the first three years, to a first direct clinical interpretation.
The student will be trained to:
- collect anamnestic data, recognise symptoms, discuss clinical problems,
complete medical records, data sheet, etc.;
- understand and use the semeiological techniques of organs and
systems to define the health conditions and / or patient's disease through
the clinical signs;
- understand and apply the principles of probability, sensitivity, specificity
and predictive value to signs, symptoms and diagnostic aids;
- understand the laboratory and instrumentals procedures to achieve a
- begin to use the principles of medical and surgical semiotics and
pathophysiology throughout the diagnostic process of disease;
- known the Bayes’ theorem;
- known legal and deontological values of patient-doctor interation.