1. Second level Master in Innovation in cardiac surgery: advances in minimally invasive therapeutics

2. Master in Percutaneous interventional treatment of structural heart diseases

3. Master in Trattamento percutaneo della malattia coronarica


Program aims

The main objective of the two Masters consists in developing the scientific, technical and cultural background in the different areas involved in the management of patients candidate to minimally invasive cardiac surgery or to percunateous interventions due to structural heart disease, through an interdisciplinary approach. The cardiologists and cardiac surgeons attending the Masters will receive the key elements in order to assure to their patients the best, less invasive, and up-to-date treatment.

 

In particular, the Masters’ aims are 1. To provide the diagnostic basis and criteria for selection of patients for minimally invasive surgical, percutaneous and/or hybrid approaches; 2. To give a specific insight into the old and new imaging techniques finalized to their optimal use in the pre-, intra-, and post-operative phases; 3. To illustrate the theory and the practice of the minimally invasive surgical, percutaneous and hybrid techniques and to demonstrate the need of a coordinated cardiac team work; 4. To give a basis of understanding the health economics process related to innovation.

Teaching Methods and Course Schedule

The Master Course  in “Percutaneous interventional treatment of structural heart diseases” has a duration of 12 months, while the Master Course  in “Innovation in cardiac surgery: advances in minimally invas
ive therapeutics
” of 18 months.  Both are organized over periods with distinct training objectives:

a) theoretical and methodological, through traditional lectures  and WEB based lessons and discussion of clinical cases;

b) practical, aimed to developing of technical skills, through residential training programs in qualified Institutions identified by the Master Scientific Committee .

For the Master Course in “Percutaneous interventional treatment of structural heart diseases”, the selected site for practical training is the Cardiothoracic Department, Fondazione G. Monasterio Regione Toscana-CNR in Massa, Italy.

For the Master Course in “Innovation in cardiac surgery: advances in minimally invasive therapeutics” The selected sites for practical training are: 1. Cardiothoracic 

Department, Fondazione G. Monasterio Regione Toscana-CNR Massa , Italy, 2. Cardiac surgery Division, Clinica Sant’Ambrogio, Milan, Italy, 3. Leipzig Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig Germany, 4. Department of Heart Surgery, Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria, 5. Heart and Vascular Clinic, Bad Neustadt,

 Germany, 6. Division of Heart and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, 7. Klinikum Nürnberg Süd, Nurnberg, Germany. 8. Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany,  9. Division of Cardiac Surgery, AKH, Allgemeines Krankenhaus, Wien, Austria