Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona)

Pulmonary, Cardiovascular and Gastroenterological Rheabilitation - METODOLOGIA DELLA FISIOTERAPIA RESPIRATORIA E CARDIOVASCOLARE

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Name of lecturer
Marta Cornacchia
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FISIO VR 3^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE dal Oct 2, 2017 al Nov 10, 2017.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Know the areas of intervention of respiratory and cardiovascular rehabilitation. Acquire theoretical and applied knowledge for clinical and functional evaluation of the patient with pulmonary and cardiovascular disease, for the setting and implementation of physiotherapy and rehabilitation interventions.


Objective and clinical examination of the patient with respiratory disease; chest objectivity and major instrumental examinations to evaluate the patient.
- Airway clearance techniques 1: Rational and Methods; cough, TEF, positive pressure techniques.
- Airway clearance techniques 2: Postural drainage, posture and ventilation, ELTGOL, respiratory incentives, manual insufflation, autogenic drainage.
- Aerosol therapy; Rehabilitation of the surgical patient. Mechanical ventilation.
- Dysphagia; Tracheostomy; Respiratory physiotherapy in the baby and preterm.
Stress reconditioning; Oxygen therapy.
- Cardiovascular Rehabilitation: Principles; Exercise physiology.
- Assessment of strain capacity; CPET.
- Training Principles; Exercise and cardiovascular disease: setting up specific training, and training safety

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
ARIR (Associazione Riabilitatori dell'Insufficienza Respiratoria) - Lazzeri - Clini - Repossini Esame clinico e valutazione in riabilitazione respiratoria Elsevier - Masson 2006 9788821429033
ARIR (Associazione Riabilitatori dell'Insufficienza Respiratoria) - Brivio, Lazzeri La disostruzione bronchiale - Dalla teoria alla pratica Elsevier - Masson 2003 9788821425271

Assessment methods and criteria

The module Coordinator manages the exam (written and oral) mode that will be performed with Visceral Rehabilitation teachers 1.


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