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RHEUMATOLOGY

CODE 68186
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 1 credit during the 2nd year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) PIETRA LIGURE
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/16
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION PIETRA LIGURE (PHYSIOTHERAPY)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course of Rheumatology aims to guide the student to acquire knowledge of the major diseases of the locomotor system, in the field of rheumatology and to understand the importance of early diagnosis in order to avoid the cronicity and  consequently functional impairment and disability. In addition, the study of the pathophysiologic mechanisms and the clinical presentation of each rheumatic disease is the basis for planning an appropriate physical therapy and educative- rehabilitation program.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course explain about clinical symptoms and basic elements to make a differential diagnosis among the diseases, characterizing symptoms and signs of the major rheumatic diseases.
Where no early diagnosis is made and an adequate integrated multidisciplinary therapeutic program is set up, most of the rheumatic diseases have a significant socio-economic impact as they tend to chronic, resulting in functional impairments that limit the patient's quality of life ( disability).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course and after a suitable study period the student will be able to:
- know about clinical symptoms and have basic elements to make a differential diagnosis among the major diseases, characterizing symptoms and signs of the major rheumatic diseases.
- Understand that where no early diagnosis is made and an adequate integrated multidisciplinary therapeutic program is set up, most of the rheumatic diseases have a significant socio-economic impact as they tend to chronic, resulting in functional impairments that limit the patient's quality of life ( disability).

TEACHING METHODS

Classroom Lectures (20 hours).

Lectures are performed in all the teaching location by owners teachers and are explained with slides and videos. The Students/Teachers percentage report allows a direct comparison and an use of collaborative methodology, discussion about rehabilitation and working groups.

If  COVID-19 emergency stay along, please see the instructions create on web site www.unige.it

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Inflammatory diseases:

  • Rheumatoid and Psoriatic arthritis

  • Spondyloarthrits

  • Arthrtis in connective tissue diseases

  • Crystal arthrits and gout

  • Post-infective and reactive arthritis

2. Arthrosis:

  • Vertebral arthrosis

  • Arthrosis peripheral joints

  • Others Osteoarthritis

3. Joint manifestations accompanied by dysmetabolic disorders

4. Neuro-dystrophic and musculoskeletal diseases

5. Fibromyalgia

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Italian text:UNIREUMA-REUMATOLOGIA PER LE PROFESSIONI SANITARIE

A cura di A.Spadaro-M.Govoni-R.Caporali. Casa editrice Sorbona

Sul sito internet: http://www.artrosi.it/testo.fisioterapista.html dispensa: Reumatologia per Fisioterapisti, Ennepilibri, Libreria Scientifica

Frasconi, Genova

Rovetta G, Monteforte P. Reumatologia per Fisioterapisti Editore Ennepilibri per l'Università

Atlante di reumatologia Boyle A. C. Editore Mediserve

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Classroom Lectures (20 hours).

Lectures are performed in all the teaching location by owners teachers and are explained with slides and videos. The Students/Teachers percentage report allows a direct comparison and an use of collaborative methodology, discussion about rehabilitation and working groups.

If  COVID-19 emergency stay along, please see the instructions create on web site www.unige.it

LESSONS START

II year, I semester

Lessons: from october to December

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Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral interview; the oral examination will be mainly directed to ensure a proper understanding of the theory discussed in the course.

Available 7 examination date.

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ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral exam will focus mainly on the topics discussed during the frontal lessons and in any case on all those specified in the program, and will be used to assess whether the student has achieved an adequate level of knowledge and acquired analytical skills.

If  COVID-19 emergency stay along, please see the instructions create on web site www.unige.it

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
19/01/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
19/02/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
08/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
22/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Office hours for students on e-mail appointment