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

General and methodological nursing [Matricole dispari] - INFERMIERISTICA GENERALE

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Name of lecturer
Eleonora Volpato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
INF VR - 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 and Clinical 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 the practice of care.


The process of Nursing professionalization, the legislative sources of acting professional, the principles and ethics that guide the care model , with particular reference to the Code of Ethics, the nurse’s profile, and the arrangement of the plan of studies;
The evolution of health concept, the determinants of health, risk factors, preventive measures , health education;

The concept of disease, the meaning of illness and disease, the acute and chronic disease, the experiences and reactions to the disease;

The places of care and the organization of the National Health Service.
The theoretical foundations of the caring, the basic principles of caring nursing (centrality of the patient and the family, presence, supervision/surveillance, comfort,-diagnosing, self-determination, continuity of care, intimacy and touch, confidentiality and respect for privacy in patient care).
The family’s and community’s role as health resource and support to the patient.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Brugnolli A., Saiani L. Trattato di cure infermieristiche (Edizione 2) Idelson-Gnocchi srl - SORBONA 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam iswith multiple choice questions aimed at assesing knowledge application and open questions on topic discussing during the lectures

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