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

Visceral rehabilitation II - GERIATRIA

Course code
4S000148
Name of lecturer
Alessandra Zivelonghi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/09 - INTERNAL MEDICINE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
FISIO VR 3^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE dal Oct 1, 2018 al Nov 9, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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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.

Syllabus

Epidemiology of aging. Comorbility, frailty and disability. Multidimensional geriatric assessment. Pressure sores.
Confusional state (delirium, anxiety, aggressive behaviour) phisiopatology and pharmacological treatment.
Protein-Caloric Malnutrition; enteral and parenteral nutrition. Pain assessment .

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

written test

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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