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

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

Geriatric and oncologic physiotherapy

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Learning outcomes

Provide basic knowledge of geriatrics and the methodology of geriatric physiotherapy as well as the oncology and methodology of lymphological and oncological physiotherapy. MODULE: GERIATRICS. Acquire knowledge concerning the disabling pathologies of the elderly regarding their epidemiology, specificity and clinical presentation. Know the concept of "geriatric multidimensional evaluation". MODULE: METHODOLOGY OF GERIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY Know the programs of physical activity for the prevention of sarcopenia. Know the possibility of functional recovery of the elderly in relation to comorbidity and fragility. Provide tools for observa-tion, functional and cognitive assessment of the elderly patient with organ and system pathologies, to formulate a physiotherapy program based on residual and preventive resources of the hypokinetic syndrome. Acquire the elements that characterize the specificity of physiotherapy treatment in elderly patients suffering from neurological, orthopedic and cardio-respiratory pathology. Recognize the role of the physiotherapist in the geriatric team, set up a physiotherapy program consistent with the rehabilita-tion project. MODULE: ONCOLOGY AND PALLIATIVE CARE Acquire the knowledge to define critical and rehabilitative needs of patients suffering from malig-nancies subjected to radical and palliative treatments. Epidemiology and clinical presentation of the most frequent oncological diseases. Principles of therapy and related side effects; rehabilitation needs of cancer patients. MODULE: METHODOLOGY OF LYMPHOLOGICAL AND ONCOLOGICAL PHYSIO-THERAPY Understanding the path of the patient suffering from cancer and the importance of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Identify the professional figures involved in the oncology field and understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for effective teamwork. Know the sequelae of rehabilitative interest based on: type of tumor, surgical, chemotherapeutic, ra-diotherapeutic, hormone-therapeutic, immunotherapeutic approaches. Identify the correct rehabilita-tion approach in patients suffering from thoracic neoplasia, breast and patients in the palliative phase. Know the pathophysiology, guidelines and rehabilitative treatment of lymphedema in oncology.

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