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:
- INTERNSHIP FIRST YEAR:
13 ECTS credits 325 hours MED/48 TAF B Internship differentiated by specific profile
(06501 STI +1007249 STA + 1007250 STE)
- INTERNSHIP SECOND YEAR:
21 ECTS credits 525 hours MED/48 TAF B Internship differentiated by specific profile
(07016 STI +1007247 STA + 1007248 STE)
- INTERNSHIP THIRD YEAR:
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.
• OBJECTIVES OF THE FIRST-YEAR
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.
• FINAL EXAMINATION OF FIRST-YEAR INTERNSHIPS
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
• OBJECTIVES OF THE SECOND-YEAR INTERNSHIP
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.
- FINAL EXAMINATION OF THE SECOND-YEAR INTERNSHIP
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
• THIRD-YEAR INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVES
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.
• FINAL EXAM OF THE THIRD-YEAR INTERNSHIP
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.