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    Francesca GIMIGLIANO


    Corso di laurea magistrale a ciclo unico in MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA

    SSD: MED/33

    CFU: 1,50


    Periodo di Erogazione: Secondo Semestre


    Lingua di insegnamento



    Teaching language



    Characteristics of the rehabilitative approach to disabilities of different origin.
    The rehabilitative diagnosis and methods of treatment.

    Textbook and course materials

    Braddom's Rehabilitation Care: a clinical handbook
    Authors: David X Cifu and Henry L Lew

    Course objectives

    Knowledge of the multidimensional and patient-oriented approach in the
    patient with neurological, orthopedic and visceral disabilities.
    Knowledge of the methodology of the assessment of the functions,
    structures, activities and social participation.
    Knowledge of how to formulate rehabilitation plans for disable patients.
    Knowledge of the main techniques and methods of the rehabilitation


    Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and general pathology with particular
    concern to the nervous and musculoskeletal system.

    Teaching methods

    Frontal lessons

    Evaluation methods

    Evaluation of student proficiency is based on an oral test (viva voce).
    The oral exam will cover all the aspects of the theory of the program of Rehabilitative Medicine. The student should be able to discuss on the topic and be able to connect and analyze the different subjects.
    Moreover, the student must have a deep knowledge of the most common functioning problems and the management principle of the diseases included in the program. In order to test the acquisition of this ability the student will be asked to solve simple clinical oriented problem, e.g planning the rehabilitative approach to a patient affected by stroke, etc. The final grade is expressed in 30/30 were 18 represents the minimum and 30 the maximum and it is established during the oral exam.

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    Course Syllabus

    The International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health
    The Physical Examination of the patient
    Physical Agent Modalities
    Therapeutic Exercise, Manipulation, Traction, Massage, and other
    rehabilitative approaches
    Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Restoration in Amputee. Orthosis, prosthesis
    and other devices in rehabilitation
    The rehabilitative approach to the Geriatric Patient (including the
    prevention of falls)
    The rehabilitative approach to Stroke patients
    The rehabilitative approach to Cerebral Palsy and other disabling diseases
    The rehabilitative approach to Spinal Cord Injuries
    The rehabilitative approach to Low Back Pain

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