42393 - Internship 1 (BO)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Physiotherapy (cod. 8476)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the internship, the student wil get knowledge and skills that allow him to apply the physiotherapy care in the nursing process, taking over the principal life signs, applying the principles of hygiene and safety. He collaborates in assistance operations, controlling and modifying postures and managing transfers of the patients, during self-care and meal time. He is able to analyze, judge and describe, in a kinesiologic point of view, the posture and movements of healthy adult and apply articular and musclular testing on all body areas. He knows how to realize interventions of physiotherapy, massage therapy and physiotherapy. He knows how to set up a professional relationship with patients and healthcare professionals.

Course contents

Application of hygiene and security principles to prevent the onset of infections as learned during the lessons.
Performing of posture changes (in both directions): supine / seated, bed / chair or bed / wheelchair, wheelchair / W.C.
Recognition of the principal life signs (blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate) as learned during the clinical nursing classes.
Finding of any pathological signs (pallor, sweating, tachycardia, dyspnea) listed during nursing classes on every inpatients.
Assistance in dressing and in feeding for disbaled inpatients according to the teachings of the tutor during the first days of training.


Clarkson H.M. Gilewich G.B. (1991) Valutazione chinesiologica. Esame della mobilità articolare e della forza muscolareedi-ermes, Milano

Teaching methods

Clinical practice in hospital wards.

Assessment tools: Observational Checklists

Assessment methods

Comparison of the internship experiences. Assessment by the tutor(s) of the internship contract 

Teaching tools

Internship contract, equipe meetings, briefing and debriefing meetings with academic tutors. 

Office hours

See the website of Adriana Semprini


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.