GERONTOLOGY

GERONTOLOGY

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Code
67350
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
1 credits during the 2nd year of 9284 PODOLOGY (L/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/09
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PODOLOGY)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

The Geriatrics course for Degree in Podiatrics will provide the geriatric essentials for an integrated and global health care activity, and the knowledge of most prevalent diseases and problems of the elderly; the principles for the assessment of the elderly person with particular attention to the most frequent foot disorders.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Understand the demographic and epidemiological aspects of geriatrics, physiological aging and the great geriatric syndromes. The student have to know the characterictics of the geriatric patient and how to treat him. Learn the basics of skin foot problems with particular regard to onicopathies. How to treat the common diseases of the feet and the onicopathies. Know the basics of laboratory medicine, blood sampling, basic exams and reference values.

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

The  course of geriatrics for podiatrists will provide students with information regarding the following areas: demographic change with socio-sanitary consequences; aging of organs related to the podology; the geriatric patient and his peculiarities; the significance of major geriatric syndromes and the podology; pain assessment and management; the  common diseases of the foot and nails; rehabilitation track after trauma and pathology; the diabetic foot in the elderly.

Teaching methods

lectures and training in the ward

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

Demography of aging; General aging and aging foot in particular; The concept of frailty, its causes and the consequent clinic; The major geriatric syndromes, in particular the postural instability with foot diseases; Pain management; The problems of relationship and communication with the old patient; The promotion of health, the prevention of feet diseases and the network of health services for the pathology of the foot; the disability and the geriatric rehabilitation; the comprehensive geriatric assessment, the Geriatric Evaluation Unit and its tools; the most frequent foot pathologies of elderly; The diabetic foot; The onycopathies of the old.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bowker L, Price J, Smith S. Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine

Oxford university press, 2012

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The student reception is booked by mail (Professors address at UNIGE website): the answer is usually within 48 hours.  

Exam Board

PATRIZIO ODETTI

CARMEN PIZZORNI

CLAUDIO BRUNELLI

ANDREA DE MARIA

RENZO CORDERA

EMANUELE CLAUDIO COZZANI

LUCA MASTRACCI

LUCA MASTRACCI (President)

ANTONIO FERRAZIN

PATRIZIO ODETTI

ANDREA DE MARIA

EMANUELE CLAUDIO COZZANI

MARCO AMEDEO CIMMINO

RENZO CORDERA

CLAUDIO BRUNELLI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

lectures and training in the ward

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is conducted with test made by questions with multiple-choice answers. 64 questions are submitted (8 for each module) each with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 possible answers; only one answer for each question is correct. Each correct answer has a value of 0.5 points. The overall rating is given by the sum of the right answers. No penalties are applied for incorrect answers or for non-completed fields. Candidates have 60 minutes to complete the elaborate.

Assessment methods

The methods for assessing the candidate's preparation with multiple-choice questions recognice several reasons:
- the integrated course consists of 8 different modules managed by different teachers and with different themes only partially overlapping. There is a need to ensure candidate knoweledge for each of the modules and on various topics covered in the module. The most effective way is, in our opinion,  the multiple-choice test.
- The multiple-choice test is an objective method of evaluation, equanimous for students and without  stress or anxiety of the candidate that may occur in the oral exam.
- professors are generally overbusy and it will be difficult to organize an examination board where all professors are always present. The Multiple choice test allows us to explore the candidate's general knoweledge in all the arguments even in the absence of the reference teacher.