INTERNAL MEDICINE AND FIRST AID

INTERNAL MEDICINE AND FIRST AID

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Code
66942
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
1 credits during the 2nd year of 9286 PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE (L/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE)
semester
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The discipline of Internal Medicine deals with the main conditions of acute and chronic illness found in the adult population and includes the major causes of non-traumatic and non-neurological or psychiatric emergency. The discussion and understanding of the physiopathological bases and the clinical presentation of the main internal diseases contributes to the more general understanding of the causes of discomfort, especially in the elderly population and any fragile title, as well as the perception of the health emergency

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Considering the aim of the course and the size of the module, the training objectives are not to give the students the ability to organize diagnostic strategies or to plan therapeutic interventions, but to provide them with a general view of the major clinical syndrome (with special regard to symptoms and signs of disease detectable without the need of maneuvers requiring specific training), as well as of the physiopathological bases necessary for their understanding, referring to knowledge of physiology and general pathology. Clinical frameworks will be used to identify emergencies that require direct or indirect immediate intervention (rescue, hospitalization).
Being impossible thoroughly dealing with all the aspects of internal medicine, the major respiratory, cardiovascular and endocrine-metabolic diseases will be privileged and attention will be focused on the fundamental alterations of vital signs (dyspnoea, circular alterations, alterations in the state of consciousness, alterations in nutrition and hydration conditions, etc.)
 

LEARNIG OUTCOMES

The student will have to
- Know the clinical presentation of major major internal medicine syndromes
- Know and critically evasluate the possible meanings of the main alterations of vital signs and the possible need for immediate intervention (NB the structure and size of the module do not allow to face with practical emergency intervention - BLS, BLSD ... – information  about the importance of such approaches outside the course  is provided to the students)
- Understand the significance of the mainstream diagnostic tools for current use
- Identify the organic illness as cause of discomfort
- Apply the above knowledge to characterize the severity of a clinical situation and the need for intervention (therapy, hospitalization)
- Apply the above knowledge to identify the urgency of immediate intervention
- Integrate the above knowledge with what learned in other course modules

Teaching methods

The module consists of 12 lessons on the topics listed above.
The discussion will be encouraged at best, and practical clinical examples will be included, based not only on the basic knowledge already possessed (which will be referred to and will be tested and where possible reinforced through the discussion ), but also on "daily life experience ".

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- Pathophysiology of the respiratory system
- The dyspnea
- Major respiratory diseases, with particular reference to chronic diseases
- Pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system
- Heart failure
- Ischemic heart disease and myocardial infarction
- Hypertension, related causes and diseases
- Hypotension, shock, lipotimia
- Diabetes mellitus, pathophysiology and clinical features, with particular reference to emergencies - Other endocrine-metabolic diseases in brief

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Antonelli Incalzi R. - Internal Medicine for Nursing Science - Piccin E.
Ferrara L.A. Et al. - Compendium of Internal Medicine - EdiSES
The texts proposed are generally designed for health professions, and are also, and above all, a tool for further exploration (the essential parts are indicated)
The material used for presentation during front lessons is available to students

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA BELTRAME (President)

MARIA CRISTINA MINGARI

DARIO ARNALDI

MARCELLO BAGNASCO

GABRIELLA PIETRA

FEDERICA BARBIERI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The module consists of 12 lessons on the topics listed above.
The discussion will be encouraged at best, and practical clinical examples will be included, based not only on the basic knowledge already possessed (which will be referred to and will be tested and where possible reinforced through the discussion ), but also on "daily life experience ".

EXAMS

Assessment methods

Testing is done through final examination,  aimed at verifying the actual acquisition by the student of expected learning outcomes.
The student must obtain a score of not less than 18/30, to demonstrate at least the minimum achievement of the above mentioned objectives:
The following  concur to the final score:
- ability to deal transversely and critically discuss the arguments required
- correctness, clarity, synthesis and expressive fluency
- mastery of the matter
- Adopting appropriate terminology
The vote of 30/30 (with possible praise) will be given in case of excellence of acquired knowledge / skills

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students are given to the students by phone for appointment by appointment, for any questions / clarifications (also with the possibility of collective meetings)