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

General and methodological nursing - INFERMIERISTICA GENERALE

Course code
Name of lecturer
Giulia Randon
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
INF VI - 1° anno 1° sem dal Oct 1, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course introduces the student to the general Nursing fundamentals. The program achieves to develop students’ knowledge relatively to general concepts of care and take care of the person and the family, ethical principles that inspire and guide care practice.


Health and Disease: analysis of concepts according to the bio-psycho-social model and implications for nursing practice.
- Evolution of health concept,
- Determinants of health, risk factors,
- Preventive measures,
- Health education.
- Acute and chronic disease
- Meaning of illness and disease,
- Experiences and reactions to disease.

The theoretical foundations of the caring
Historical evolution of nursing concept and Nursing theories
- The origin of Cure
- Nursing "Caring": principles and actions:
- centrality of the patient and the family,
- presence,
- comfort,
- intimacy and touch
- vigilance/surveillance,
- self-determination,

The process of Nursing professionalization
Historical evolution of nursing profession in Italy
Legislative sources of acting professional, the principles and ethics that guide the care model , with particular reference to:
- Profilo Professionale dell'Infermiere
- Codice Deontologico

The places of care and the organization of the National Health Service.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Zannini Lucia Il corpo-paziente Franco Angeli 2004
Zannini L. Salute, Malattia e Cura F. Angeli, Milano 2001
Luisa Saiani, Anna Brugnolli Trattato di cure infermieristiche (Edizione 2) Sorbona 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with closed questions with multiple choice answers and oral exam.
The exam will cover all the topics that are being planned. Questions will be asked to evaluate the level of acquired knowledge, the ability to argue and the ability to apply content to case-situations.
The written exam is preliminary to the oral interview: only students who are sufficiently qualified to attend the oral exam are admitted to the oral exam.

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