Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Bolzano)

Chronic clinical nursing care - MEDICINA INTERNA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Cristiano Fava
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
INF BZ - 2° anno 2° sem dal Apr 23, 2018 al Jun 8, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

- To acquire the ability to recognize and describe signs and symptoms of diseases;
- To Know how to identify, in the patient’s medical history, the main points that guide the diagnostic process;
- To Know how to set a proper care plan on the basis of medical history and clinical signs.

Diseases of the following organs and systems:
- Digestive system: gastric and duodenal ulcer, inflammatory bowel diseases, diseases of the liver and biliary tract
- Urinary system: acute renal failure and chronic renal failure
- Respiratory: pneumonia


Program in expanded form:
As part of the course is expected to analyze the following conditions:

1. Diseases of the digestive system
a. Diseases of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (esophagitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer)
b. Inflammatory bowel diseases

2. Diseases of the liver and biliary tract
a. Jaundice, cholelithiasis and cholecystitis
b. Cirrhosis of the liver in different etiology

3. Infectious diseases of the lung
a. pneumonia

4. Diseases of the kidney and urinary tract
a. Acute renal failure
b. Chronic renal failure

Of diseases treated in the course, students should know and be able to describe:
- Definition and classification of the disease;
- The main pathophysiological mechanisms;
- Signs and symptoms of major diseases, including the diagnostic procedure for assessment of disease, care plan and first therapeutic measures.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Giuseppe Pontieri Elementi di fisiopatologia generale per corsi di laurea in professioni sanitarie (Edizione 3) Piccin 2012

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice test, eventually oral exam.


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