cod. PC1005091

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
MAGGIO Marcello Giuseppe
integrated course unit
6 credits
course unit

Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
Know the organization of health and social services;
Know the evolution of the Italian health system and the concept of health;
Know the role of the family and community nurse;
Promote integrated information and educational interventions aimed at individuals, families and the community;
Assess the state of health and needs of the person, of the family and community context;
Know the role and functions of the caregiver.
Acquisition of skills and competences in the knowledge of Aging and Classical Geriatric Syndromes
Assessment of the impact of the diseases on functional and cognitive status of older persons

Evaluation of the side effects of polypharmacotherapy in older persons


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Course unit content

The role of the nurse in the management of the patient undergoing mandatory medical treatment
Restraint in psychiatry: how to overcome it
The nursing interview in psychiatry, the de-escalation techniques for the management of aggression.
The management of the mental health crisis.
Organization of territorial health services;
Health Homes or Community Homes and Intermediate Care;
Nursing clinics;
Continuity of care in the local hospital;
Evolution of the concept of health, greeting genesis, health promotion;
Individual and community empowerment;
Health education, prevention, main models of health education, therapeutic education;
Family and Community Nurse;
Community care as a model of social and health integration at a territorial level;
The family as a place for self care and home care;
Chronic Care Model, The innovative care models;
Case management;
Protected resignation.
Epidemiological Aspects of Aging with focus on Healthy and Active Ageing.
Focus on Frailty, polypharmacotheraphy, multimorbidity, risk of disability and link between comprehensive geriatric assessment and personalized treatment.
Description and discussion about main geriatric syndromes: Diabetes, Delirium, Sarcopenia, Frailty, Dementia, Dysphagia and Malnutrition.
Clinical characteristics of older patients with specific clinical cases.
Alzheimer Disease and MCI
Parkinson and Parkinsonism
Ipomobility and EP and DVT
Polypharmacotherapy in older persons

Full programme

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The study material in pdf will be provided during the lessons by sharing on the Elly platform.
Manual 2019. Edra Editor. Cured by Antonelli Incalzi R, Cesari M, Ungar A, Pedone C, Volpato S, Leosco D.

Teaching methods

The course will be held through lectures to Students in the classroom (“in presenza”).
Lectures will be supported by slide presentations (mostly in italian, and with slides in english with information on internationally relevant papers), which will be available to students on the Elly platform(

Working groups will be used to improve the learning process

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination, multiple choice tests (maximum 1 point for each answer) and open questions (maximum 3 points for each answer).
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
structured written test conducted remotely (by Teams and Elly). The test consists of 30 multiple choice questions on the course contents (reference texts + documents uploaded to Elly during the course). There is no penalty for incorrect answers.
The final mark, reported directly on Esse3, will correspond to the arithmetic average of the assessments obtained in the written test.
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (

Other information

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