Swiss Catalogue of Learning Objectives for Undergraduate Medical Training

Under a mandate of the Joint Commission of the Swiss Medical Schools

6. Discipline Related Objectives

Surgery

Clinical Pictures

... inflammation and infection

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 1   bites by animal 2DG
C SU 2   fasciitis 2
C SU 3   gangrene 2D
C SU 4   gas gangrene 2DEP
C SU 5   nosocomial infections 2P
C SU 6   tetanus 2DEP

... skin and soft tissues

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 7   malignant melanoma 2PG
C SU 8   burns 2DEG
C SU 9   furuncle / carbuncle 2DTG
C SU 10   trauma to soft tissue 2DTG
C SU 11   compartment syndrome 2E
C SU 12   crush syndrome of skin and soft tissues 1
C SU 13   ulcers, arterial / venous 2DG
C SU 14   decubital ulcer 2DPG
C SU 15   radiation ulcer 1
C SU 16   diabetes mellitus, skin lesions including foot ulcer 2DG
C SU 17   hematoma of skin and soft tissue 2DTG
C SU 18   keloid 2DG
C SU 19   pilonidal sinus, abscess of (dermoid cyst) 1
C SU 20   sarcoma of soft tissue including rhabdomyosarcoma 1
C SU 21   tendon sheath, inflammation of 1

... brain and peripheral nerves (neurosurgery)

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 22   arteriovenous malformation in brain / hemangioma, cerebral 1
C SU 23   brain and peripheral nerves, neurosurgically relevant infection 1
C SU 24   head trauma (minor traumatic brain injury [mTBI] / concussion / contusion / epidural hematoma / subdural hematoma) 2E
C SU 25   intracerebral hemorrhage 2E
C SU 26   subarachnoid hemorrhage 2E
C SU 27   brain tumors, benign / malignant 1
C SU 28   hydrocephalus in newborn and cerebral malformations 1
C SU 29   intracranial pressure, elevated (acute / chronic) 2DE

... skull, face, mouth, jaw

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 30   candidiasis, mouth / throat (thrush) 2DTG
C SU 31   gingivitis / periodontitis 1G
C SU 32   glossitis 2D
C SU 33   leukoplakia / leukokeratosis (diseases of transitional epithelia) 2
C SU 34   lip frenulum, short 1
C SU 35   micrognathia / macrognathia 1
C SU 36   odontogenic abscess 2D
C SU 37   odontogenic maxillary sinusitis 1
C SU 38   pharynx and oral cavity, tumors of 1
C SU 39   dental caries 2DPG
C SU 40   teeth, injuries to 2DEG
C SU 41   sialolithiasis of salivary glands 1
C SU 42   cleft lip, jaw, palate 1
C SU 43   face and jaw emergencies: vital risks, obstruction of upper airways, hemorrhages 2DE
C SU 44   consciousness, disturbances of (Glasgow-Coma Scale) 2DEG
C SU 45   face injury 1
C SU 46   peripheral palsy / paralysis of facial nerve (idiopathic, borreliosis, viral, traumatic, neoplastic) 2DG
C SU 47   trismus, restrictions in opening of mouth 2DE
C SU 48   jaw, luxation of 2D
C SU 49   jaw, fracture of 2D
C SU 50   fracture of the nasal pyramid 2
C SU 51   fractures of the facial cranium 1E
C SU 52   fracture of skull / of skullbase 1
C SU 53   fracture of temporal bone (longitudinal / transverse) 1E
C SU 54   postconcussional syndrome 1

... spine

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 55   whiplash injury 1
C SU 56   spine, fractures / dislocations of 2E
C SU 57   intervertebral disc, hernia of 2EG
C SU 58   spinal deformation (kyphosis, scoliosis, lordosis, including juvenile kyphosis = Scheuermann's disease) 2DG
C SU 59   spondylarthrosis, spondylosis 2G
C SU 60   spondylitis, spondylodiscitis 2E
C SU 61   spondylolisthesis 2
C SU 62   spondylolysis 1
C SU 63   spina bifida / neural tube defects (including myelomeningocele) 2P
C SU 64   spinal canal stenosis (cervical, lumbar) 2D
C SU 65   spinal cord, acute transverse lesion of (including Brown-Séquard) 2E
C SU 66   spinal tumors including metastases 2

... localized disturbances of muscle and bone

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 67   articular cartilage, lesion of 1G
C SU 68   bone metastases 2D
C SU 69   bone tumors, primary 1
C SU 70   pathological fracture 2
C SU 71   epiphyseal instability / epiphysiolysis 1
C SU 72   ganglion of wrist 2DG
C SU 73   joint capsule, lesion of 1G
C SU 74   aseptic necrosis of bone, including Osgood-Schlatter / Perthes 2
C SU 75   osteomyelitis, acute / chronic 2

... wound- and fracture healing

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 76   injuries from polytrauma 2DE
C SU 77   pseudoarthrosis 2D
C SU 78   reflex sympathetic dystrophy (Sudeck), complex regional pain syndrome 2G
C SU 79   wound abscess 2D

... breast

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 80   mastitis 2D
C SU 81   gynecomastia 2D
C SU 82   breast, cysts / benign breast tumors 2G
C SU 83   mastopathia, cystic, chronic 2G
C SU 84   breast, malignant disorders of 2G

... chest

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 85   chest malformation / funnel chest / chicken breast 1
C SU 86   thorax contusion 2DTEG
C SU 87   hematothorax 2
C SU 88   pneumothorax, including tension pneumothorax 2DTE
C SU 89   sternum fractures 1

... trachea, bronchi

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 90   aspiration 2DEP
C SU 91   foreign body aspiration (larynx, trachea and bronchi) 2DEPG

... lung

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 92   lung contusion 1
C SU 93   respiratory distress syndrome 1
C SU 94   lung carcinoma 2P
C SU 95   metastases in lung 2
C SU 96   mediastinal tumors 1

... diaphragm

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 97   hernia of diaphragm (including hiatal hernia) in adults 2G
C SU 98   rupture of diaphragm 1

... heart

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 99   cardiac tamponade 1E
C SU 100   contusion of heart 1
C SU 101   mitral regurgitation 2G
C SU 102   mitral stenosis 2
C SU 103   tricuspid regurgitation 2
C SU 104   aortic regurgitation 2
C SU 105   aortic stenosis 2G

... arteries

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 106   Buerger's disease (thrombangitis obliterans) 1
C SU 107   cerebral infarction including extracranial obstruction 2EPG
C SU 108   pulmonary embolism 2P
C SU 109   arterial embolism 2
C SU 110   aneurysm of thoracic / of abdominal aorta (including rupture, dissection) 2E
C SU 111   occlusion / stenosis of artery in aorto-iliacal region 2
C SU 112   renal artery stenosis and consequences 2
C SU 113   occlusion / stenosis of arteries of lower extremities 2DG
C SU 114   Raynaud's disease / Raynaud's phenomenon 2D
C SU 115   subclavian steal syndrome 1
C SU 116   thoracic outlet syndrome 1
C SU 117   traumatic vascular lesions, open / closed 1

... veins

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 118   caval vein syndromes 2DE
C SU 119   deep vein thrombosis 2DTPG
C SU 120   varicosis / venous insufficiency / leg ulcers / stasis ulcer 2DG

... lymphatic vessels

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 121   lymphadenitis, chronic 2
C SU 122   lymphangitis, acute / lymphadenitis, acute 2DTG
C SU 123   lymphedema, primary / secondary 2

... esophagus

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 124   achalasia 1
C SU 125   diverticulum of esophagus (including Zenker's diverticulum) 1
C SU 126   esophageal rupture 1
C SU 127   esophageal varices 2
C SU 128   esophagus, corrosive lesion (acid, base, stenosis) 2E
C SU 129   esophagus, injuries and perforations of 1
C SU 130   esophagus, strictures of 1
C SU 131   tumors of esophagus, malignant 2P
C SU 132   Mallory-Weiss syndrome (esophagus, mucosal tear) 1

... stomach and duodenum

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 133   peptic ulcer, including helicobacter infection 2T
C SU 134   stomach, perforation of 2E
C SU 135   duodenal ulcer, including perforation 2
C SU 136   foreign body in stomach / in duodenum 2
C SU 137   gastrectomy, complications of (postgastrectomy syndrome) 2
C SU 138   gastric dilatation 2DE
C SU 139   gastrointestinal hemorrhage 2DE
C SU 140   hypertrophy or stenosis of pylorus 2
C SU 141   tumors, gastric 2
C SU 142   Zollinger-Ellison syndrome 1

... jejunum, ileum

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 143   carcinoid tumors 1
C SU 144   jejunum and ileum, benign tumors / malignant tumors 1
C SU 145   volvulus of small intestine, congenital malrotation 1
C SU 146   Meckel's diverticulum 2

... colon

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 147   abdominal trauma (including perforation and organ lesion) 2E
C SU 148   colon, carcinoma of 2PG
C SU 149   diverticulosis / diverticulitis 2G
C SU 150   enterocolitis, necrotizing in adults 1
C SU 151   Hirschsprung`s disease (megacolon, congenital) 1
C SU 152   colon, polyps 2
C SU 153   polyposis of colon, familial 2
C SU 154   pseudomembraneous colitis 2D
C SU 155   inflammatory bowel disease (including ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease) 2

... rectum and anus

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 156   anal (or perianal) abscess 2
C SU 157   anal fissures 2DG
C SU 158   condylomata acuminata anal / perianal / penis / vulva / vagina / cervix 2DPG
C SU 159   fistula of rectum / of anus 2D
C SU 160   hemorrhoids 2DG
C SU 161   proctitis 2
C SU 162   rectal prolapse / anal prolapse 2DE
C SU 163   rectal cancer 2

... liver

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 164   liver abscess 1
C SU 165   cirrhosis of the liver 2DPG
C SU 166   echinococcosis 2
C SU 167   liver injury 2E
C SU 168   liver tumor, secondary (metastases) 2
C SU 169   liver tumor, primary 1
C SU 170   portal hypertension / ascites 2DP

... gallbladder / gall ducts

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 171   bile ducts, injury to (including strictures, bilioma) 1
C SU 172   bile fistula (internal / external) 1
C SU 173   cholecystitis, acute 2E
C SU 174   chole(docho)lithiasis including biliary colic 2G
C SU 175   carcinoma of gallbladder / of bile ducts 1
C SU 176   gallbladder hydrops / gallbladder empyema / gallbladder perforation 1
C SU 177   ileus from gallstone 1
C SU 178   strictures of bile ducts 2

... pancreas

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 179   pancreatic carcinoma 2
C SU 180   pancreatitis, acute 2DEG
C SU 181   pancreatitis, chronic (including pseudocysts) 2P

... spleen

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 182   spleen, rupture / subcapsular hemorrhage 2DE
C SU 183   splenomegaly and "hematologic" spleen 2D

... abdominal wall and hernias

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 184   hernia of linea alba (including epidgastric hernia, diastasis rectus abdominis) 2D
C SU 185   hernia, femoral 2
C SU 186   hernias, incarcerated 2DE
C SU 187   hernia, incisional 2D
C SU 188   hernia, inguinal, in adults 2G
C SU 189   hernia, umbilical 2D

... acute abdomen

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 190   abdomen, acute 2DEG
C SU 191   appendicitis, acute 2DEG
C SU 192   Douglas`abscess 1
C SU 193   ileus (mechanical / paralytic / proximal / distal) 2DE
C SU 194   intussusception of bowel, invagination 1G
C SU 195   mesenteric infarction 1
C SU 196   perforation of intestine 2E
C SU 197   peritonitis 2DE
C SU 198   pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID: adnexitis / salpingitis / tubo-ovarian abscess) 2PG
C SU 199   subphrenic abscess 1

... kidneys, urinary tract and prostate

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 200   carcinoma of the prostate 2G
C SU 201   congenital malformations of kidneys / of ureter / of urethra 1
C SU 202   urinary tract infection (cystitis / urethritis / pyelonephritis) in adults 2DTG
C SU 203   kidney and distal urinary tract, (traumatic) lesions of 1
C SU 204   prostatic hyperplasia 2DG
C SU 205   prostatitis 2DT
C SU 206   renal cell carcinoma 1
C SU 207   urinary retention 2DTEG
C SU 208   urolithiasis / renal colic in adults 2DTEG
C SU 209   urothelial tumors 1
C SU 210   vesicoureteric reflux 2
C SU 211   Wilms tumor, nephroblastoma 2

... male genitals

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 212   cryptorchidism, undescended testicle 2DG
C SU 213   epididymitis / orchitis 2
C SU 214   epispadia / hypospadia 2D
C SU 215   erectile dysfunction 2
C SU 216   infertility / subfertility (female and male) 1
C SU 217   pelvic trauma, urethral injury 1
C SU 218   phimosis / paraphimosis 2DEG
C SU 219   spermatocele / hydrocele / varicocele 2D
C SU 220   testicle and scrotal content, lesion of (including torsion of testicle) 2DE
C SU 221   testicular cancer 1

... thyroid and parathyroids

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 222   goiter, nodular / diffuse, including solitary nodules and thyroid carcinoma 2P
C SU 223   hyperthyroidism in adults 2DG
C SU 224   hyperparathyroidism 1
C SU 225   hypoparathyroidism 1G
C SU 226   multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes (MEN-syndromes) 1

... endocrinology (if not mentioned elsewhere)

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 227   Cushing's syndrome, hypercortisolism 2
C SU 228   endocrine pancreatic tumors 1
C SU 229   hyperaldosteronism, primary including Conn's syndrome 2
C SU 230   pheochromocytoma 2
C SU 231   pituitary tumors 1

... neck, shouder girdle and upper extremities

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 232   midline / lateral branchial cysts / fistulas 1
C SU 233   torticollis 2DTG
C SU 234   carpal tunnel syndrome 2DG
C SU 235   Dupuytren's contracture 2DG
C SU 236   finger disorder: mallet finger 2D
C SU 237   finger nail, loss of 2DG
C SU 238   finger tendons, lesion of (including button hole deformity) 2D
C SU 239   fracture of clavicle 2DT
C SU 240   fracture of shoulder / of humerus 2D
C SU 241   fractures of ellbow and lesions of capsule, tendons and ligaments 1
C SU 242   fractures of fingers and thumb and lesions of capsule, tendons and ligaments 2D
C SU 243   fractures of radius / of ulna 2DG
C SU 244   fractures of wrist and lesions of capsule, tendons and ligaments 2
C SU 245   frozen shoulder, periarthropathia humeroscapularis 2DG
C SU 246   epicondylitis lateral / medial 2DG
C SU 247   luxation of shoulder 2D
C SU 248   panaritium, paronychia 2DT
C SU 249   phlegmon of flexor tendon of hand 1
C SU 250   shoulder ligament (including rotator cuff), lesions of 1
C SU 251   subungual hematoma 2DTG

... pelvis and lower extremities

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 252   congenital foot deformity 1
C SU 253   congenital dysplasia of hip / congenital dislocation of hip 2
C SU 254   femoral head, necrosis of 1
C SU 255   fractures of pelvis 1
C SU 256   fractures of hip 2EG
C SU 257   fractures of femur 2DE
C SU 258   fractures of knee and lesions of capsule, tendons and ligaments 2DEG
C SU 259   meniscus medial / lateral, lesions of 2DG
C SU 260   fractures of tibia 2DE
C SU 261   fractures of fibula 2DE
C SU 262   fractures of ankle and lesions of capsule, tendons and ligaments 2EG
C SU 263   marching fracture (foot) 1
C SU 264   fractures of toes 2DT
C SU 265   osteoarthritis of hip 2DG
C SU 266   osteochondritis dissecans 1
C SU 267   dislocation of patella 2DE
C SU 268   genu varum / genu valgum 2D
C SU 269   gonarthritis 2
C SU 270   prepatellar / olecranon bursitis 2DG
C SU 271   patellary cartilage, abnormal 2G
C SU 272   ankle, instability of 2D
C SU 273   hallux valgus 2DG
C SU 274   hammer toe 2DG
C SU 275   Achilles tendon, rupture of 2D
C SU 276   Achilles tendinitis 2DG
C SU 277   ingrown toenail 2DG
C SU 278   pes planus 2DG
C SU 279   tarsal tunnel syndrome 1

Further Knowledge

... surgical instruments / wounds

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 280   basic knowledge of surgical instruments 1
C SU 281   wound characteristics 2DG
C SU 282   wound dressing, types of bandages, indications for dressings 2G

... anesthesiology

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 283   preoperative risk assessment 1G
C SU 284   preparation of patient for anesthesia 1
C SU 285   preoperative medication 1
C SU 286   anesthetics (by inhalation or injection), mechanism of action of anesthetics, induction of anesthesia, opiates, opiate-antagonists, muscle relaxants 2
C SU 287   procedures for general anesthesia 1
C SU 288   non-invasive and invasive monitoring 1
C SU 289   risks and complications of anesthesia 2DTEP
C SU 290   fluid, volume, and blood replacement, treatment of shock 2
C SU 291   postoperative phase including analgesia 2

... transplantation

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 292   definition of autograft, isograft, allograft and xenograft transplantation 1
C SU 293   organ transplantations (selections of donors and patients) 1
C SU 294   complications of transplantation: graft rejection, infection 1

... disaster medicine, mass disaster

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 295   traffic mass disaster (road, rail, air) 1G
C SU 296   nuclear accident 1
C SU 297   chemical accident 1
C SU 298   mass intoxications 1
C SU 299   epidemiological disaster due to infections 1
C SU 300   principles of triage 1
C SU 301   medical risks in disasters 1
C SU 302   psychiatric and psychological aspects in disaster situations 1
C SU 303   special traumatic patterns in disasters (avalanches, landslide, earthquake, floods, fire disaster, frost bite, crush injury) 1G
C SU 304   splints in disaster situations 1
C SU 305   analgesia in disaster situations 1
C SU 306   cold injuries in disaster situations 1

... information / management

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 307   prescription of physical therapy 1G

... examination

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 308   assessing peripheral arterial circulation by Doppler occlusion pressure 1G

... procedures

Objective ID   LevelDTEPG
C SU 309   examination of male genitalia and interpretation of semen examination in infertility 1
C SU 310   tracheal intubation 1
C SU 311   assisted ventilation, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), intermittent positive pressure ventilation (IPPV), pressure controlled ventilation (PCV) 1
C SU 312   wound debridement with scalpel and scissors 1G
C SU 313   gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy 1G
C SU 314   biopsy of muscle, kidney, liver 1G
C SU 315   urodynamic examination 1
C SU 316   urethral swab 1
C SU 317   incision and drainage of abscess 1G
C SU 318   repositioning of closed fracture 1
C SU 319   prehospital management of fracture 1G
C SU 320   reduction of joint dislocation 1G
C SU 321   nail removal and nail bed cauterization 1G
C SU 322   insertion of bladder catheter in male and female (transurethral and suprapubic) [IM402, PE281] 1G
C SU 323   inserting a nasogastric tube 1
C SU 324   colostomy, changing the bag 1G
C SU 325   application of enema 1G
C SU 326   puncture of pleural and peritoneal space, aspiration of fluid 1G
C SU 327   joint fluid aspiration 1G
C SU 328   regional anesthesia: spinal, epidural, nerve block 1
C SU 329   lumbar puncture 1