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Second Semester 
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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[40/50]  HEALTH ASSISTANCE [45/00 - Ord. 2011]  PERCORSO COMUNE 5 40


KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: the student must demonstrate knowledge of the main pathological conditions that can affect the cardiovascular system and the nervous system, as well as oncological pathology.
APPLICATION SKILLS: the student must be able to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired to recognize and distinguish the different pathologies treated in the course.
AUTONOMY OF JUDGMENT: the student will be able to interpret the anamnestic and instrumental data to formulate a judgment, as far as it is pertinent, in relation to the oncological pathologies and those of the cardiovascular system and the nervous system.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: the student will be able to explain, as far as he is concerned, the pathophysiological process and the outcome of diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions in the field of oncological pathologies, the cardiovascular system and the nervous system.
LEARNING SKILLS: the student will learn to acquire new information and to implement their cultural background in a critical way through the consultation and critical interpretation of recent scientific literature.
In detail:
Learning the fundamental elements of the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, the valvulopathic patient and the multi-parametric evaluation of the patient with heart failure. Management of the patient with infectious and inflammatory cardiac pathologies. Learning the rudiments of cardiovascular diagnostic methods.
At the end of the course teaching, the student must be able to know and be able to detect the clinical-care implications in the management of the cardiological patient.


Class prerequisite and attendance


- Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Pathophysiology of atherosclerosis
- Ischemic heart disease: Acute Coronary Syndrome (Acute Myocardial Infarction and Unstable Angina), Angina pectoris stable
- Endocarditis, Pericarditis, Myocarditis and Cardiovascular diagnostics
- Physiopathology and clinic of heart failure

Organization of the motor system, sensitive system, cranial nerves, pain and headache, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, motoneuron diseases, neuropathy, neurodegenerative diseases. Cerebrovascular disease. Inflammatory disease of SNC. Demyelinating disease. Epileptic syndromes.

Teaching Methods

Methods and techniques of didactic interaction in the presence of the teacher
Dialogue in the classroom urged by the teacher
References to normal and pathological conditions.
Combination of frontal and interactive teaching with the use of computer tools and various media (video projections and blackboard)
At the end of the course, but also in the individual lesson, an adequate period of time is required for the settling of the information acquired, the management of doubts and perplexities.
Methods and techniques of distance learning interaction
Student lecturer interaction: E-mail communication
Interaction between content: Video and pdf of lectures on moodle platform or other sites suggested by the teachers

Verification of learning

The number of exams is defined in accordance with the Faculty regulations. Extra exams for out-of-course students may be requested from the teacher for justified reasons. The integrated course includes a joint test on the three modules of the course. During the test, questions will be asked to assess the candidate's ability to express himself correctly in relation to the subject, his ability to explain the concepts presented and to apply his knowledge. The final mark will be the weighted average of the results obtained in the three modules. The evaluation will be expressed in thirtieths.
Quality of knowledge, skills, competencies possessed and/or manifested:
a) appropriateness, correctness, and congruence of knowledge
b) appropriateness, correctness, and congruence of skills
c) appropriateness, correctness, and congruence of skills
Exhibition mode:
a) Expressive capacity;
b) Appropriate use of the specific language of the discipline;
c) Logical skills and consequentiality in the connection of contents;
e) Ability to connect different topics by finding common points and establishing a coherent general design, taking care of the structure, organization, and logical connections of the expository discourse;
f) Ability to synthesize.

The judgment can be:
a) Sufficient (from 18 to 20/30)
The candidate demonstrates knowledge of a few notions, acquired superficially, many gaps, sufficient expressive skills to support a coherent dialogue but of modest quality; elementary logical skills and consequentiality in the connection of the arguments, with a poor capacity for synthesis and graphic expression; poor interaction with the teacher.
b) Fair (21 to 23)
The candidate demonstrates a fair acquisition of notions with few gaps but little depth; expressive skills more than sufficient to support a coherent dialogue with a good command of scientific language; logical skills and consequentiality in the connection of topics of moderate complexity; more than sufficient capacity for synthesis and graphic expression.
c) Good (from 24 to 26)
The candidate demonstrates a rather broad knowledge base with small gaps, moderate in-depth study; satisfactory expressive skills and significant command of scientific language; dialogical ability and critical spirit present; good synthesis skills, and more than acceptable graphic expression skills.
d) Excellent (from 27 to 29)
The candidate demonstrates a very extensive knowledge base with marginal gaps, good in-depth study; remarkable expressive skills and a high command of scientific language; remarkable dialogic ability, good competence and relevant aptitude for logical synthesis; a high capacity for synthesis and graphic expression.
e) Excellent (30)
The candidate demonstrates a very extensive and in-depth knowledge base, any irrelevant gaps; high expressive skills and high command of scientific language; excellent dialogue skills, aptitude to make connections between different topics; excellent ability of synthesis and graphic expression.
"30/30 cum laude" are attributed to candidates clearly above the average, and whose possible notional, expressive, conceptual or logical limits are, on the whole, completely irrelevant.


Essential bibliography:
“Dispense di cardiologia per i corsi di laurea nelle professioni sanitarie” di Maria Penco (2005)

More Information

Registration for exams will be done by accessing the University website.
Students who have attended no less than 70% of the total number of lectures and no less than 50% of each module and have attended all the hours scheduled for the professional activity will be able to take the exam.
The slides can be requested at the end of the course to each individual teacher.

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