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GERONTOLOGY

CODE 68108
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 4 cfu during the 2nd year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - GE SAN MARTINO
  • 4 cfu during the 2nd year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - PIETRA LIGURE
  • 4 cfu during the 2nd year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - CHIAVARI
  • 4 cfu during the 2nd year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - LA SPEZIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/09
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GE SAN MARTINO
  • PIETRA LIGURE
  • CHIAVARI
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The knowledge of the demography of aging and the biology of aging along with the main geriatric syndromes and fragility trajectories is of key relevance for the student. The way to modulate the rehabilitative approach towards the individual clinical phenotype, in order to maintain the functional status and the quaity of life is also essential  part of the teaching course.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The  rehabilitation therapist is expected to develop skills and knowledge in the understanding of the biology and demography of aging as well as in the main geriatric syndromes, including sarcopenia and frailty. The student is also expected to develop skills,  knowldege and application of the comphrehensive geriatric assessment in order to target interventions  at an individual level,improving quality of life and maintaining the functional status, as the mainstay of the rehabilitative  approach for elders.

    TEACHING METHODS

     ex cathedra lessons

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Demography of aging

    Biology of aging and age-related alterations of body organs and tissues

    The five big  ''I ''( geriatric  syndromes, immobilization, instability, iatrogenesis, cognitive impairment, incontinence)

    Comphrehensive geriatric assessment

    Delirium

    Sarcopenia/osteoporosis

    Frailty

    Chronic pain

    Communication skill for elderly patients

    Risks of hospitalization

    Health care services and networks for elderly

     

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    (Italian).Paziente anziano, paziente geriatrico, medicina della complessità. Senin U, Cherubini A, Mecocci P. terza edizione. EDISES

     

    ( english) Geriatric rehabilitation manual .  2th edition. Kauffman T . Curchill Lvingston

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    FIAMMETTA MONACELLI (President)

    ALICE ANGELERI

    STEFANIA BALDINI

    ANDREA BASTRERI

    GIOVANNI BERISSO

    MARCO BOTTA

    VALENTINA DABOVE

    MASSIMO DELLA BONA

    LAURA FARAGUTI

    STEFANIA LANARO

    SIMONETTA LUCARINI

    FORTUNATA ROMEO

    ROBERTO SERGI

    FRANCESCO TORRE (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    march 2017

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    written. Quiz

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    certification of attendance and written examination

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    20/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Ore 10 Parte Riabilitativa Ore 14 Parte Medica
    17/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Ore 10 Parte Riabilitativa Ore 14 Parte Medica
    08/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Ore 10 Parte Riabilitativa Ore 14 Parte Medica
    13/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Ore 10 Parte Riabilitativa Ore 14 Parte Medica
    27/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Ore 10 Parte Riabilitativa Ore 14 Parte Medica
    14/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Ore 10 Parte Riabilitativa Ore 14 Parte Medica
    29/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Ore 10 Parte Riabilitativa Ore 14 Parte Medica