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ONCOLOGICAL REHABILITATION

CODE 68208
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 1 credit during the 3nd year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) CHIAVARI
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/48
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION CHIAVARI (PHYSIOTHERAPY)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Oncology rehabilitation is the branch of rehabilitative medicine that deals with the iatrogenic outcomes, that is resulting from early and late surgical, medical and radiation treatments in oncology

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To acquire information on oncological surgery and rehabilitation. To know the principles of rehabilitation of the main uro-gynecological and pelvic floor pathologies. To know the patient's assessment of both medical and surgical respiratory and cardiological pathology, indications and contraindications to the rehabilitative treatment and the most recent physiotherapy techniques.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.Meaning of rehabilitation in oncology. Goals in rehabilitation  oncology. The concept of iatrogenic outcome. Research and application of protocols.

2. Evaluation of the patient and prescription of the physiotherapy program. The quality of life.

3. Outcomes in oncological Surgery (recovery and modification over time).

4. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy outcomes (recovery and modification over time).

5. Lymphedema after dissection and after radiotherapy. Secondary lymphedema.

6. Pain in oncological rehabilitation. Assessment and treatment.  Complementary medicine.

7. Metastasis. Precautions in rehabilitative treatment.

8. Orthoses

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

 

 

• Meaning of oncological rehabilitation: the concept of iatrogenic outcome. Research and application of protocols

• Patient evaluation and prescription of the physiotherapy program. The quality of life

• Outcomes in oncological Surgery (recovery and modification over time).

  Radiotherapy and chemotherapy outcomes (recovery and modification over time).

• Lymphedema after dissection. Secondary lymphedema. Treatment according to the guidelines

• Pain in oncological rehabilitation. Assessment and treatment.  Complementary medicine.

• Rehabilitation in Breast Cancer:

      1) assessment of early and late outcomes and rehabilitation of disfunctions

      2) treatment guidelines

• Rehabilitation in head and neck cancer:

     1) motility disfunction

     2) alterations of chewing, swallowing, and feeding ability

• Rehabilitation of swallowing of physiotherapy competence

• Physiotherapy in the metastatic patient: indications and contraindications

• Physiotherapy in patients with advanced cancer

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

EXAMS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Details on the exam will be given during lessons.

The exam will focus mainly on the subjects discussed during frontal lessons and on every item specified in the program

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
25/01/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
22/02/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
30/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
13/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
06/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
30/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Clara Leoncini: c-l-a-r-a78@libero.it