Educational calendar

III Edition – AY 2023-2024:

Master Med Perioperative Calendar 2023-2024 (last modified 03/04/2024)

This program may undergo changes.


IV Edition – AY 2024-2025:

The calendar will be available soon

Didactic organization

The duration of the course, with compulsory attendance of at least 75%, is expected to be 20 days, distributed over 10 months during the academic year.

Each study day will consist of 10 hours of theoretical-practical lessons, integrated with any other cultural activities.

The total credits of the course, equal to 60, are divided between:

  • didactic activities (lectures, training activities in small groups) and individual study activities (36 credits)
  • internship activity (20 credits)
  • thesis (4 ECTS).

Passing the assessment tests foreseen for each subject and the preparation of a thesis allow the acquisition of 60 credits.

Each subject provides at the end of the course a exam intermediate that evaluates the student's learning level. The method of carrying out the theory exams is chosen by the individual teacher, preferably using multiple choice questionnaires.

Il achievement of the title is subordinate to passing all exams, as well as the presentation and discussion of the thesis.
Failure to pass the required tests only gives the right to issue a certificate of attendance.

When submitting your thesis materials, please fill in this Privacy form – mandatory completion

The didactic order is structured as follows:











1 Population aging and impact on healthcare systems and the surgical sector. Effects of aging on organs and systems, comorbidities, and impact on the response to surgery, polytherapy Wed 09 0.8 2.8 3.6
2 Team approach to preoperative evaluation. Pre- and perioperative management of drug therapy; VMD extension Wed 41 0.8 2.8 3.6
3 Preparation for surgery: cardiorespiratory pre-habilitation, correction of nutritional deficiencies, prevention of delirium, preoperative nursing. Emergencies in geriatric surgery Wed 41

Wed 45


0.8 2.8 3.6
4 Intraoperative management: anesthesia techniques, hemodynamic and volume balance, targeted monitoring. Neuroendocrine stress reaction Wed 41 0.8 2.8 3.6
5 General and specialist surgical areas of geriatric interest. Day surgery and outpatient surgery Wed 18 0.8 2.8 3.6
6 Postoperative management: immediate postoperative recovery and recovery, delirium screening, postoperative analgesia

General principles of postoperative recovery. ERAS approach. Postoperative nursing

Wed 18

Wed 41

Wed 45


0.8 2.8 3.6
7 Diagnosis and treatment of postoperative complications

The elderly in TYPE and ICU. Prevention of postoperative geriatric syndromes

Wed 09

Wed 18

Wed 41

0.8 2.8 3.6
8 Planning of discharge and continuity of care, transitional care. Learning review Wed 45 0.8 2.8 3.6
9 Organizational aspects: organizational models for geriatric surgery. How to set up and manage a multidisciplinary team

Hospital design for geriatric surgery. Safety, ergonomics, fall prevention and clinical risk management


Wed 42

0.8 2.8 3.6
10 Input from the Coalition for special Surgery. Production for groups of project documents Wed 18


0.8 2.8 3.6

The attribution of credits takes into account both the teaching activity carried out in the classroom and the internship and individual study.