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

Clinical practice (1st year)

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Name of lecturer
Manuela Cappuccini
Manuela Cappuccini
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Attendance at the Professional Laboratory, Exercises and Simulations, and Tutorial Sessions in
preparation for the experience.
Accompanying an experienced professional (Internship Guide / Internship Supervisor) in specific health contexts with a 1/1 or 1/2 ratio, completion of didactic tasks.
specific healthcare settings with 1/1 or 1/2 ratio, completion of Teaching Assignments.
Experience in geriatric and/or musculoskeletal settings.
At the end of the internship activities, the student acquires skills in the following areas
In the area of Professional Responsibility the student demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge and
understanding as they act according to the principles of ethics and professional ethics.
The student demonstrates care and respect for different ideas, opinions, and cultures and does not make judgments.
Respects confidentiality in the treatment of client data.
The student demonstrates autonomy of judgment by acting within the limits of their own competence and experience and by demonstrating a collaborative attitude.
experience and demonstrating a collaborative and proactive attitude, recognizing the limits of the student's role.
Student's role.
The student also demonstrates communication skills by sharing observations and interpretative hypotheses with the Internship Guide (GT).
interpretative hypotheses.
In the area of Management and Organization (Management) demonstrates the ability to apply
knowledge and understanding as they identify the elements of the organization in which they work.
operates. Recognizes the roles of different team members.
Takes care of self and uniform and maintains a tidy working environment.
Respects schedules, activity times and assigned tasks and communicates absences.
In the context of Training/Self-Education, demonstrates learning skills as he/she
Seeks out learning opportunities consistent with the objectives of the internship.
Requires confrontation with GT and, in relation to feedback received, is able to modify their own
professional behavior and/or become active in seeking missing knowledge.
In the context of Evidence-Based Practice, does not have the prerequisites to be able to
develop this competency.
In the area of Communication and Relationship has communication skills in that he/she demonstrates interpersonal and collaborative skills with the GT.
relational and collaborative skills with GT and other professionals while respecting roles.
Communicates in a professional manner with the person assisted or the caregiver of reference putting in place
empathic and active listening attitudes.
Facilitates the involvement of the person assisted in the activities of care and rehabilitation by providing all the necessary information in a professional manner.
rehabilitation by providing all the necessary information in a clear and comprehensive way and verifying the
Communicates with the GT using scientific terminology in describing what has been observed or in answering a question.
responding to a question posed.
The Student documents the physical therapy journey by completing the required written production.
In the area of Care and Rehabilitation, the Student has the ability to apply knowledge and
understanding as he/she gathers data of physical therapy interest related to the person being cared for by
by consulting available documentation and listening to the GT interview with the person
assisted person or caregiver.
The Student performs the assessment of the person being cared for using observation to describe
the postural posture and activity limitations (walking, grasping and manipulation
and other functional gestures) and other tools such as palpation, joint and muscle examination, muscle lengths, and pain assessment.
The student carries out the physiotherapy intervention: he/she prepares the setting (couch, materials and aids
The student prepares the setting (couch, material and necessary aids) respecting privacy and taking into account the principles of hygiene.
safeguarding the well-being (joint physiology and respect for the pain of the person assisted) and the
Performs the postural alignment, postural transitions and transfers of the person assisted in the
different decubitus.
Uses correct gripping techniques for joint mobilisation respecting the principles of
ergonomics and safety.
The student possesses autonomy of judgment in analyzing and processing collected data by
identifying and classifying (according to the ICF model) structural and functional impairments, activity limitations, and
activity limitations, participation restrictions, and relevant environmental and personal factors, and
attributing significance to postural alterations and activity limitations by comparing them with physiological
physiological standards.
With GT supervision identifies physical therapy problems by listing them in order of priority.
In the area of Therapeutic Education, the Student possesses communication skills in that he/she
provides information clearly and comprehensively in verbally guiding the person during the
movement to obtain their cooperation.
Possesses autonomy of judgment in choosing the appropriate educational modality for the person to
train them to use aids and technologies for autonomy and independence

Assessment methods and criteria

During each internship experience, the clinical tutor and supervisor accompany the student providing feedback and interview moments with the aim of informing him/her about the level of achievement of the expected skills.
At the end of each internship experience is completed and delivered to the student an evaluation form which summarizes the levels of competence achieved.
At the end of each year of the course, a collegial certification evaluation, expressed in thirtieths, is conducted, attesting to the levels achieved by the student in the development of expected professional skills.
This evaluation is the result of information and student data derived from the summary of the internship evaluation forms, the quality of the written papers, and the level of performance demonstrated during the internship examination.
The internship examination is given at the end of each year of the course and uses written application and practical simulation tests.

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