Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy (to qualify as a speech and language therapist)

Speech therapy rehabilitation of degenerative diseases - GERIATRIA

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Name of lecturer
Francesco Fantin
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LOGO 3A1S dal Oct 7, 2019 al Nov 22, 2019.

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Learning outcomes

The teaching aims is to analyze some physiopathologic , clinical and helpful aspects related to priority health problems of the elderly, selected for their epidemiological importance, in a clinical instability’s situation and in a chronic disease/disability. It considers the changes due to ageing and to the chronic-degenerative disease’s problems increasing. The approach focuses on management and identification of existing and possible problems’, considering various helpful contests and self-care abilities’ promotion and development


Ageing Epidemiology
Ageing physiologic process’ aspects

Multidimensional geriatric assessment

Confusional state (delirium, anxiety, aggressive behaviour) phisiopatology and pharmacological treatment


Syncope and Falls

Dysphagia in the elderly

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Ottavio Bosello, Mauro Zamboni Manuale di Gerontologia e Geriatria (Edizione 1) 978-88-299-2094-5 2011
Senin Paziente anziano e paziente geriatrico EdiSes, Napoli, ultima ed.  

Assessment methods and criteria

Writing test

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