cod. AZ1005062

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Scienze infermieristiche generali, cliniche e pediatriche (MED/45)
Scienze infermieristiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: Parma Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria
course unit

Integrated course unit module: GENERAL NURSING II

Learning objectives

Students will acquire skills necessary to provide a global nursing care to patients with health problems in medical areas, considering prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of proper healthcare behaviors during diagnostic and therapeutic iter, mainly focusing on clinical monitoring of different diseases in acute phase and on identify potential complications.
Students will be able to identify any alterations of vital signs, clinical signs and blood parameters related to specific diseases.
Students will possess knowledge required to provide a patient- and family-addressed healthcare and to plan the rehabilitation activities at the time of hospital discharge


Before starting this nursing course, it is strongly recommended to have acquired basic knowledge on Anatomy and Physiology.

Course unit content

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Full programme

Cardiovascular guidelines: ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, vascular ulcers.
Respiratory guidelines: COPD, infectious pneumonia, pleural effusion, pulmonary embolism, respiratory failure.
Gastrointestinal guidelines: gastritis and gastric ulcer, liver cirrhosis, acute pancreatitis.
Kidney-Urinary guidelines: Chronic and acute renal failure, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis.
Central Nervous System guidelines: Cerebrovascular diseases, Parkinson disease, Multiple sclerosis.
Endocrinology and Metabolism guidelines: Diabetes, Thyroid diseases.
Oncology and Hematology guidelines: integrated care pathway of cancer patients; Global healthcare to patients affected by solid and hematologic malignancies; To know, plan, evaluate and apply the fundamental clinical interventions related to different issues of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy.


Medicina Interna per Scienze Infermieristiche a cusa di: R.A. Incalzi- Piccin Editore

Teaching methods

Traditional delivery, with several times of teacher-student interaction.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam

Other information

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