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

Clinical practice (2nd year)

Course code
4S01546
Name of lecturer
Cristina Scuma'
Coordinator
Cristina Scuma'
Number of ECTS credits allocated
20
Academic sector
MED/48 - NURSING IN NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND REHABILITATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
FISIO VR 2^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE dal Feb 1, 2019 al Mar 22, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the second year, with reference to the core activities, the student will acquire the following skills in several areas:

CARE AND REHABILITATION

Aimed at providing knowledge about the motor, cognitive and functional modifications within the orthopedic and neurological disease of adults and children contributing to the formulation of the rehabilitation project of the person and realization part of a physiotherapy program with the supervision of the internship Guide.
Acquire, during the training experiences, the relevant professional skills in clinical settings in which students can experience intellectual, interpersonal and gestural abilities.
Recognize the theoretical aspects that emerge in clinical practice, seeking the best available evidences in the literature in order to confront themselves with a reference professional community with the aim of acquiring the "best possible practice".

Observe and describe the development of the child (0-5 years) in the following functions: autonomy, relational, perceptual/sensorial, locomotor, manipulative, communicative and cognitive (2nd year)

Assessment methods

Formative evaluation of the clinical tutors.

Tutorial evaluation feedback during the internship (through portfolio, structured assessment sheets and clinical reports on the professional practice).

Reference texts

In-depth articles. Material of the tutorial activities. Bibliography of the introductory lessons in accordance with the teaching plan.

PREVENTION

Carry out the primary prevention of musculoskeletal problems and identify the risk of secondary complications for oneself and for the assisted persons. Comply with the safety and hygiene standards in the workplace for preventing infections during the required tasks on the patients in the attended training facility.

THERAPEUTIC EDUCATION
Get to know, observe, describe pedagogical strategies for an effective teaching to patient with orthopedic and neurological pathology (to the caregiver and to the family), based on the concept of motor learning and on methods to motivate the patient to follow your exercise program with the
physiotherapist’s supervision.

COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION
Take an active listening attitude in the moments when the Supervisor Physiotherapist, communicates with the patient, the caregiver and with the team. Use all the communication strategies in relation to the patient and his family in respect to the patient’s experience and expectations. Respect different ideas, opinions and cultures

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Adhere to the ethical and confidentiality principles (code of ethics and privacy legislation) in the language and the actions performed
Identify own limits of competence and responsibility. Take responsibility of the actions carried out and to conciliate your needs with those of others in accordance with the rules of the different organizations.

Gain awareness for the responsible management of the patient’s documentation and own educational training (structures and instrumentation in both the training center and the internship)

MANAGEMENT
Identify with the tutor/guide the training activities in line with regulatory and organizational constraints and choose the information tools useful for the definition of the physiotherapy project using the physiotherapy medical records to frame the observed patient.
Fill in the documentation related to the training activity and delivery it in time, in accordance with the instructions agreed with the study institution.

TRAINING AND SELF-TRAINING
Contribute actively, guided by the tutors, to the definition of the learning outcomes (both in the university and the internship). Define with the tutors and the trainee guides the best opportunities of training to achieve the objectives and scope of the year.

Develop competent and independent problem-solving skills demonstrating the ability to continuously seek opportunities for self-learning.

Take responsibility for their own professional development and to respond to the continuous changes of knowledge and health and social needs.
Use the self-assessment of their level of training to keep their knowledge at the highest level required for professional practice. Acquire self-criticism

Ask and accept feedback, reflect on own performance and self-evaluate. Verify and supplement own theoretical knowledge as needed.

PRACTICE BASED ON EFFICACY TESTING (EPB)
Increase knowledge with updated bibliographical references in choosing a treatment or when dealing with a clinical problem, seek and consider the best available evidences in the literature and/or used in the internship place.

Use the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) for the definition of a rehabilitation project.

Prerequisites

First year internships; 2nd year workshops and exercises; Basic knowledge of computer science, English and statistics; bibliography of the preparatory teachings in accordance with the teaching plan.

Syllabus

The 2nd year is aimed at providing knowledge about motor, cognitive and
functional changes within the orthopedic and neurological disease of adults and children and
to acquire, during the training experiences, the relevant professional skills in
clinical settings in which students can experience intellectual, interpersonal and
gestural abilities; identify the theoretical aspects that emerge in clinical practice, researching the
best available evidences in the literature in order to confront themselves with a reference professional community with the aim of acquiring the "best possible practice".

GUIDED INTERNSHIP
Tutorial briefing and reflection and revision/debriefing at the end of each experience.

TRAINING FOR THE CORE COMPETENCES OF THE SECOND YEAR
- Guided four-week-internship in skeletal muscle rehabilitation services with adults and seniors with mainly musculoskeletal problems, acute or post-acute (in conservative treatment or post-surgery) or chronic.
- Guided four-week-internship in neurological rehabilitation services to adults and seniors with neurological problems.

Areas of expertise:
communication/interaction; care and rehabilitation; training/self-training; administration and management; professional liability; prevention.

User type:
adult or elderly patients with musculoskeletal and neurological and neuromotor system problems in both inpatient and outpatient.

Teaching methods
Support by the clinical tutor/trainee guide; integration of theoretical and practical skills exercises, briefing and debriefing, compilation of educational physiotherapy medical records and internship report.
- Guided tutorial activities by the coordinator and tutor of the course, in group and individual student, for the definition of the training objectives, re-elaboration of the training experience, theoretical insights workshops/tutorials, case reports "on paper" and skill-lab activities with professionals experts.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
J.-J. Guilbert GUIDA PEDAGOGICA PER IL PERSONALE SANITARIO (Edizione 4) Pelisciani e Lotti 2002 978-88-7553-024-2
AIFI Linee guida per la formazione del fisioterapista - Core competence Masson 2003 9788821427220
Anna Castellucci , Leonardo Marletta , Luisa Saiani , Guido Sarchielli Viaggi guidati. Il tirocinio e il processo tutoriale nelle professioni sociali e sanitarie Franco Angeli 1997 9788846400062

Assessment methods and criteria

Elaboration of the learning contract by the educational tutor, formative evaluation of internship by the tutor/trainee guide by filling out evaluation sheets of middle and end experience.
The mandatory participation in seminars/workshops/tutorials is required.


Requirements for the admission to the exam
The student must:
have participated in the traineeships’ preparatory workshops
have successfully passed the introductory workshops
have attended the clinical training throughout the total amount of hours scheduled
have reported positive results in the formative evaluation of the clinical training
having presented the internship report

Assessment methods and criteria

INTERNSHIP EXAMINATION: CLINICAL CASE "ON PAPER" THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL TEST and Summative evaluation of training FINAL GRADE.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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