Skip to main content
CODE 68098
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/11
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • CHIAVARI
  • PIETRA LIGURE
  • LA SPEZIA
  • GE SAN MARTINO
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The teaching of Cardiology aims to provide students of the Degree Course in Physiotherapy with a basic knowledge of the cardiovascular system and its pathologies; in particular, the student will have to acquire the basic knowledge for the safe management of the subject with clinical problems associated with diseases of his heart vessels and / or with structural heart disease during physical training.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The proposal of this Teaching is to:

To make known the bases of pathophysiology of the cardio-vascular system, of the coronary system and of the pressure changes under stress, of ischemic heart disease, of myocardial infarction, the main cardiovascular diseases and the guiding signs, the main diagnostic methods,

Make known the most important and representative risk factors associated with the development of coronary vascular disease,

Provide a general knowledge of the mechanisms and manifestations of congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases.

Gain confidence in performing a standardized aerobic exercise modality to derive clinical information.

Each student will have to acquire the basic knowledge for the safe management during physical training of the subject with a suspected or known associated cardiovascular condition.

TEACHING METHODS

10 hours of frontal lessons during which the main topics of the program will be exposed

Students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs certification are strongly encouraged to contact the teachers at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching methods which, according to the teaching objectives, will take into account disabilities with individual teaching methods and compensatory instruments.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. The mechanisms of cardiac contraction

2. cardiac output

3. cardiac work

4. hypertrophy

5. dilation

6. valvulopathies

7. ischemic heart disease

8. pericardial diseases

9. heart failure

10. arterial hypertension

11. arrhythmias

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Delivery to the students of the slides commented during class 

Recommended book: chapter focused on cardiovascular diseases of the main internal medicine referral book

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

 The lessons will start in the first semester in accordance with the didactic calendar

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The test will integrate questions from all the courses that belong to the integrated course. The student will have to answer 31 questions divided by disciplines, with 4 possible answers, of which only one is correct. "All of the above" and "none of the above" are not accepted answers. Those who have answered 31/31 questions correctly will be awarded honors in addition to the grade.

Students with SLD or other regularly certified special educational needs will be allowed to choose with the teacher whether to perform the test in writing or oral modality, by contacting the teacher at least 10 days before the exam. They can also take advantage of a 30% additional time.

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

When a student is a certified DSA, it is required to contact the Referring Teacher of the DISABILITY and DSA Commission for DINOGMI: Prof. N. Girtler (nicolagirtler@unige.it ) and evaluated the single case, he will send to the teachers the necessary directions both for  lessons development  and for modality of examination