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

Chronic clinical nursing care - MEDICINA INTERNA

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Name of lecturer
Nicola Martinelli
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INF VI - 2° anno 2° sem dal Apr 27, 2020 al Jun 26, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

As regards the diseases discussed during the lessons, the student - according to the knowledge of pathophysiology and of the major diagnostic-therapeutic approaches - should: i) recognize the main signs and symptoms of such diseases and ii) acquire expertise and some fundamental grounds of the therapeutic management.


1. Gastro-intestinal diseases: constipation and diarrhea (etiology and therapy). Chronic inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
2. Gastro-esophageal pathology: gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), dysphagia, gastric and duodenal ulcers. Gallbladder and biliary tract diseases: gallstones, biliary colic, acute cholecystitis, and choledocholithiasis. Acute and chronic pancreatitis.
3. Acute and chronic liver diseases and clinical management of liver cirrhosis (clinical manifestations and complications: variceal bleeding, ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, hepatorenal syndrome.
4. Pneumonia: symptoms, causes, and treatments.
5. Fever and fever of unknown origin (diagnostic and therapeutic approaches). Systemic lupus erythematosus as paradigmatic example of autoimmune disease

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Brunner Suddarth Infermieristica medico-chirurgica Ambrosiana 2017
Antonelli Incalzi Raffaele Medicina Interna perScienze infermieristiche PICCIN 2012 978-88-299-2114-0

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test

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