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

Clinical nursing care in medical area - MEDICINA INTERNA

Course code
4S000100
Name of lecturer
Roberto Cemin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
MED/09 - INTERNAL MEDICINE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
BOLZANO
Period
INF BZ - 2° anno 1° sem dal Oct 1, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The students should: acquire basic knowledge about the phyisiopathologic mechanism of the health problems elucidated during the lessons, knowing the most important clinical aspects and complications. They should also learn the fundamental medical treatment and other therapeutic options, being able to face particular cases and to discuss unclear aspects.

Purpose to be implemented and target to be reached
Reflect about various clinical aspects in order to identify critical situations and subsequently take the best decision for the patient. The student should be also able to discuss about ambiguous aspects, well remembering the nurses’ central role in patients care.

Syllabus

Hypertension: definition, epidemiology, physiopathology, causes, classification, early and late complications, treatment
Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter: definition, epidemiology, physiopathology, causes, classification, early and late complications, medical treatment, ablation and cardioversion, risk of thromboembolism and its prevention, oral anticoagulants
Heart failure: definition, epidemiology, classification, causes, prevention, early diagnosis, treatment of comorbidities, medical and non-medical treatment (sudden cardiac death prevention and cardiac resynchronisation therapy), outpatient clinic and follow-up, malnutrition and its treatment, the central role of dedicated nurses in the follow up
Anaemia: definition, epidemiology physiopathology, causes, clinical diagnosis and laboratory test, therapy in brief
Leukaemia and lymphomas: definition, epidemiology physiopathology, causes, clinical diagnosis and laboratory test, therapy in brief
Rheumatologic diseases: epidemiology, classification and clinical aspects of rheumatic disorders; diagnosis and clinical aspects of arthrosis and rheumatic arthritis
Most important haemorrhagic diseases: short elucidation and treatment in brief

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Dennis L. Kasper, Eugene Braunwald, Anthony Fauci, Stephen Hauser, Dan Longo, J. Larry Jameson Harrison - Principi di Medicina Interna.2 voll. (Edizione 19) McGraw-Hill, Milano 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exhamination. 15 multiple choice questions, with only one correct answer.
The questions will deal with the programm elucidated during the lessons.
The student will be assigned 2 point every correct answer and the best result will be 30/30 point as usual.

In case of peristence of COVID restrictions the exhamination will take place orally on-line through open questions





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