cod. 06881

Academic year 2015/16
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Medicina interna (MED/09)
Primo soccorso
Type of training activity
21 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
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Integrated course unit module: INTERNAL MEDICINE

Learning objectives

The course aims to provide the bases, skills amd theorical aspects for studying ythe main modifications related to ageing and to delineate the physiopathological bases of the main geriatric syndromes.
Interpretation and implementation of the tools for functional evaluation in aged people.


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Course unit content

Analysis of ageing
principles of demography and epidemiology.
General aspects and comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA).
Geriatric syndromes
Main clinical frameworks of rehabilitative interest
Principles of geriatric rehabilitation

Full programme

Teaching course will analyze various domains of aging process:
Aspects of demography and epidemiology:
• Demography of aging
• Epidemiology of the main diseases of aging
• Clinical and social implications of aging
General consequences of aging and Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
• Comparison between Old and geriatric patients
• Definition and goals of CGA
• CGA methodology and its domains.
• Integrated network of health services for the old population
Geraitric syndromes
• Immobilization and decubitus ulcers
• Malnutrition and sarcopenia
• Bladder incontinence
• Falls and syncope
• Delirium
Main rehabilitation processes for:
• Dementia
• Ischemic heart disease
• Heart failure
• Stroke
• Parkinson's disease
• Osteoporosis and bone fractures
Principles of geriatric rehabilitation
• neurological, cardiovascular and orthopedic reahabilitatio


Autore:Umberto Senin - Paziente Anziano e Paziente Geriatrico – Fondamenti di gerontologia e geriatria. EdiSES S.r.l. - Napoli

Teaching methods

Oral lectures with audiovisual support and discussions with the students

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam according to the official schedule

Other information

Partecipation to at least 75% of the oral lectures