cod. 1004775

Academic year 2021/22
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Malattie dell'apparato respiratorio (MED/10)
Scienze interdisciplinari e cliniche
Type of training activity
19 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
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course unit

Integrated course unit module: INTERNAL MEDICINE

Learning objectives

Advanced skill in order to provide anatomical and physiological and clinical care in respiratory diseases and respiratory rehabilitation. Technical and professional skills in diseases tht results in respiratory failure and who require treatment with oxygen therapy and mechanical ventilators (BiPAP and CPAP).


Anatomy and Physiology of the respiratory system.

Course unit content

Clinical and functional evaluation of respiratory function into its components: mechanical ventilation, perfusion and diffusion. Respiratory diseases characterized by ostruction, restrictive and bronchial hypersecretion: asthma, chronic bronchitis, enphysema, COPD, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis. Cli8nical and functional evaluation of the patient's cardiopulmonary and rehabilitative aspects. Tobacco smoke and related diseases. Aspects of rehabilitatione and mechanical ventilation.

Full programme

Pulmonary function and mechanisms of the defence of the airways: cough and CMC, Chronic bronchitis, Emphysema, COPD, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, Spirometry, gas analisys, pulse oximetry and 6MWT (six minute walking test).


Lezioni di Pneumologia - D. Olivieri; E. Marangio, A. Chetta. UNI NOVA
Fisiopatologia Polmonare J.B. West. McGraw-Hill

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

Conclusive Oral Examination.

Other information

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