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RHEUMATOLOGY

CODE 68186
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 1 cfu during the 2nd year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - GE SAN MARTINO
  • 1 cfu during the 2nd year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - PIETRA LIGURE
  • 1 cfu during the 2nd year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - CHIAVARI
  • 1 cfu during the 2nd year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - LA SPEZIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/16
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GE SAN MARTINO
  • PIETRA LIGURE
  • CHIAVARI
  • LA SPEZIA
  • 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

    Exam Board

    SUSANNA ACCOGLI (President)

    GRETA NUNZIATI

    FORTUNATA ROMEO

    FLORIANA ROMANO

    ALESSANDRO ROBUTTI

    GIANLUCA RISSO

    ALBERTO PIACENZA

    SABRINA PAOLINO

    LAURA MORI

    MATTIA ALESSIO MAZZOLA

    PATRIZIA MONTEFORTE

    LUIGI MOLFETTA

    LEONARDO INCERTI VECCHI

    ANTONELLA FOCACCI

    ALICE ANGELERI

    MARCO TESTA

    DANIELA GARAVENTA (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    II year, I semester

    Lessons: from october to December

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

    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.

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

    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
    19/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    16/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    07/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    21/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    07/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    21/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Office hours for students on e-mail appointment