The University of Parma promotes curricular internships in order to facilitate professional choices through direct knowledge of the world of work and study-work alternation experiences.
The curricular placement integrates and completes the student's curriculum through the performance of practical activities which, on the basis of the provisions of their respective degree course regulations, may be carried out in structures within the University or externally at qualified public and private bodies with which the University has entered into appropriate agreements.
The placement involves three parties: the student, the promoter (the University of Parma) and the host (company or organisation) where the activity is carried out under the guidance of a university tutor, a University professor/instructor and a company supervisor.
Curricular placements are not a prerequisite for an employment relationship between the student and the host structure, nor can they be a substitute for company labour or professional services.


The internship period is determined by the commitment required to obtain the university training credits (ECTS credits) envisaged each year by the degree course and is completed with the final annual assessment; it takes the form of practical training activities carried out in: facilities within the University or with public bodies under agreement, facilities outside the University, or with private bodies under agreement, foreign/international bodies under agreement
From the 2022 cohort, the Physiotherapy degree course programme of study divides up the curricular training period as follows:


13 ECTS credits  325 hours   MED/48 TAF B Internship differentiated by specific profile           

(06501 STI +1007249 STA + 1007250 STE)


21 ECTS credits  525 hours MED/48 TAF B Internship differentiated by specific profile           

(07016 STI +1007247 STA + 1007248 STE)


26 ECTS credits 650 hrs MED/48 TAF B Differentiated internship for specific profile          

 (07017 STI + 1007251 STA + 1007252 STE)

From A.Y. 2017-2018 the student, when completing the online programme of study, must select the type of internship by choosing between:

STI - traineeship, internal structure (or with public bodies under agreement)

STA - traineeship, external company structure (with private bodies under agreement)
STE - traineeship, foreign/international structure (with bodies under agreement)
The student must select the type(s) of placement(s) for the year agreed with the President, the DADP (Director of Professionalising Training Activities) and the Year Tutors.

The student, during the internship in the first year, is guided to observe the psycho-motor development of the child and the motor behaviour of the adult, noting their particular characteristics, according to what they learnt in the theoretical-practical lessons. Furthermore, they are guided to observe and implement all skills related to techniques for patient movement, positioning, massage and use of physical therapy equipment.
The student will be assessed on their ability, working with both adults and children, to: analyse different types of posture, motor skills, postural transitions and walking. 
assess balance reactions in different postures 
perform muscular and joint examinations and massage 
move a subject (techniques and holds) recognise the skills children acquire during psycho-motor development 
The student in the 1st and 2nd semesters is guided to collect anamnestic data on the patient in written form in order to compile the rehabilitation report and file, in order to acquire the ability to assess the patient's functions and abilities and their impairments. The student is guided in identifying the problems to be addressed and defining the short- and medium-term objectives of the rehabilitation plan. Necessary objectives to be achieved are the correct use of assessment instruments and the ability to carry out appropriate therapeutic proposals.

The student will be assessed on their ability to:
present a clinical case including anamnestic and social data
carry out a functional assessment
identify the patient's main problems and short- and medium-term objectives
demonstrate some therapeutic proposals
describe the clinical picture and functional strategies that the child, with central, peripheral and/or neuropsychiatric neurological pathology, implements to achieve their objectives
know and hypothesise the correct therapeutic setting
recognise the significant aspects of the therapist-patient relationship
The student in the first and second semesters is progressively made autonomous in designing and conducting, under the supervision of the tutor, the rehabilitation programme in all its parts, including the identification of orthoses and aids and knowledge of the different types of prostheses. The student is made autonomous in designing a home rehabilitation programme. They are made autonomous through gradually increasing involvement in the work of the rehabilitation team. They are gradually made autonomous in their ability to manage the patient-family relationship.
The student will be examined on their work with an adult and paediatric neurological patient, specifically: presentation of the clinical case, including social data and identification of the main problems, in relation to the functions analysed
evaluation of the patient's resources, from the point of view of global and selective movement
identification of short, medium and long-term objectives
organising the therapeutic setting and then planning and/or demonstrating some therapeutic proposals
ability to hypothesise elements of therapeutic education for caregivers
ability to describe the clinical picture and the functional strategies that the child with central, peripheral and/or neuropsychiatric neurological pathology, puts in place to achieve their goals
ability to identify significant aspects of the therapist-patient relationship and to implement appropriate behaviour with the patient and his/her family.





Compulsory training on safety in the workplace

In compliance with the provisions of Legislative Decree no. 81/08 and the State-Region Agreement of 25 July 2012, our University is obliged to provide training to all workers on safety in the workplace.

In particular, pursuant to D.M. 363/98 and D.Lgs. the following are also considered 'workers’: university students, doctoral students, postgraduates, trainees, scholarship holders and similar figures when attending research or service teaching workshops, in which machines, apparatus and work equipment in general, chemical, physical and biological agents etc. are used'
For the A.Y. 2022-23 the workplace safety training course will be completed: 

online: by 31 December 2022

in presence: by 14 April 2023

In order to optimise a training project of this complexity, it was deemed appropriate to make use of e-learning training technologies. Therefore, an on-line training course divided into three parts was set up:

- Module 1: general training (4 hours) - general contents, common to all student categories;
- Module 2: specific low risk training (4 hours) - specific contents for student categories with a low risk profile;
- Module 3: specific medium risk training (4 hours) - specific contents for student categories with a medium-risk profile.
The 3 Modules above must be taken by ALL students.
For newly enrolled students, a new additional module, module 4 - ‘High risk in healthcare’, was introduced in order to complement the previous pathway (modules 1, 2 and 3) with additional and specific notions for the healthcare sector.
The attached table lists the degree courses for which this module is compulsory.
The obligation to take Module 4 - High Risk in Health Care is not currently extended to other students and/or staff in order to plan for staggered delivery over time and to ensure compatibility of the number of users with the capacity of the system.
Students who may be interested in taking Module 4 and enrolled in years subsequent to the first may still be enrolled manually by tutors.
Supplementary training is not a novelty introduced this year, but a type of training that has always been carried out in the past, provided for by D. Lgs. 81/08, and which concerns very specific information not included in the E-Learning modules. It is not ONLY intended for newly enrolled students, but for all students of the university in any department, year and degree course.
This training is carried out by individual professors/instructors in the classroom/laboratory/department in the case of experimental teaching activities involving special and additional risks to those dealt with in E-Learning.
To give an example, in the event that students need to access a laboratory and make use of a particular piece of equipment, the supplementary training will consist of a intervention/lesson prior to its use, in order to make students aware of how to use the equipment safely.
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Without a certified pass in all four modules the student will NOT be admitted to the Internship.
Annually, the above-mentioned Modules will be available on the e-learning portal of the University's didactic training.

Each student must connect to and log in using their credentials (e-mail and password); a page will then appear where, depending on the relevant structure, students must click on the relevant icon. On the next page, the user can choose the Module, within which individual lessons can be followed.
Each student will be able to access the teaching materials (audiovisual material and handouts in electronic format) and make use of special tutoring services, according to a methodology that leaves it up to the individual learner to set their own pace and to assess their effectiveness through quizzes. The teaching units for the general training part were also designed according to accessibility criteria for visually and hearing impaired people.
Please note that students will not be able to access Module 2 unless they have completed Module 1 and passed the learning test; the same applies for access to Module 3 and finally Module 4.
General Training (Module 1) in the field of safety in the workplace already undertaken by the student at upper secondary school may be recognised in accordance with the constraints established by the regulations in force; in this case the student must forward the certificate and the course syllabus to the tutors of the relevant Department in order to assess its validity.

If you already have a safety training certificate, it must meet certain criteria in order for it to be considered valid (date, training provider, duration, content, etc.). In addition, it is specified that: The relevant legislation must contain at least Legislative Decree 81/2008 and the State-Regions Agreement of 21/12/2011 and 25/07/2012; The total number of hours must be at least four; The course must have been taken within five years; The signature of the course organiser is mandatory, as the name is not sufficient. Regardless of the certificates held, it is ONLY possible to be exempted from Module 1; no certificate can be exempted from the other modules as they are Specific Training for our university. On the other hand, those who took the course at UNIMORE University are also exempt from Module 3, as it has the same content (the module was designed in collaboration with UNIMORE). Students should send certificates of any previous safety training courses they have attended to their Department tutors, whose contact details can be found under the link Safety Training Tutors (‘Tutor formazione sicurezza’).
It should also be noted that the function for producing the certificate of completion of the training module has been set up: at the end of each module, students must independently produce the certificate in PDF format and then deliver a copy to their DADP in order to be able to access the internships.


Uniform and PPE

Before starting their internship, students on the Physiotherapy Degree Course at the University of Parma must go to the Guardaroba Service to: 
1. try on the items of clothing that make up the uniform, to ascertain the size/number and identification badge;
2. then collect said clothing items, agreed with the Guardaroba Service/the degree course office.
Each student, after wearing their uniform, must send it to be washed by placing it in the laundry bags provided in each locker room/collection area used by healthcare personnel at hospital sites.
Each student must ensure that they do not leave any objects inside their pockets (markers, pens, badges, scissors, needles, identification cards, etc.) that could cause damage to the washing equipment and injury to the laundry or transport operators, as well as irreversible deterioration of the uniforms in the washing process.
It should be noted that from the moment of collection of the clothing, each student is responsible for both the correct maintenance of their uniform and for its reconditioning and return.
For any problems relating to uniforms, each student should contact the Guardaroba service/degree course office.
Students are obliged to return their uniforms to the Guardaroba service/degree course office in the event of:
- termination of studies (degree)
- change of course location
- transition to another course
- outgoing transfer
- interruption of studies
- withdrawal from studies
- loss of student status
Sanitary footwear is the responsibility of each student and must have the following characteristics:

- CE-certification in accordance with 89/686/EEC Personal Protective Equipment
- EN ISO 20347:2012 Work footwear - Type II
- EN ISO 20347:2012 (6.2.2) Anti-static footwear
- EN ISO 20347:2012 (6.2.4) Energy absorption in heel area
- Standard IEC 61340-5.1. - Electrical resistance
- Standard IEC 61340-4.3. - Electrical resistor - Class 1
- SATRA TM 144: 2011 Slip resistance between footwear and floor
- SATRA TM 158:1992 Washability 90°C
- adjustable and replaceable strap (if not fitted with closed heel)


Lo studente è tenuto ad esporre sul camice il cartellino identificativo durante il Tirocinio. Sul Cartellino non deve essere apposto né il nome né il cognome del tirocinante.