42393 - Internship 1 (IM)

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 has knowledge and skills that allow him to independently apply physiotherapy assistance in the nursing process, detecting the main vital parameters, applying the principles of hygiene and safety. He collaborates in assistance operations in managing postures and transfers, in moments of self-care and at mealtimes. He is able to analyze, interpret and describe, from a kinesiological point of view, the posture and gestures of the healthy adult individual and apply the articular and muscular test on all body districts. Can perform physiotherapy, massage therapy and physiotherapy interventions. Can establish a professional relationship with users and healthcare professionals.

Course contents

-Apply the principles of hygiene and safety aimed at preventing the onset of infections as learned during clinical nursing lessons.

-Perform postural steps (in both directions): supine / sitting, bed / chair or bed / wheelchair, wheelchair / toilette

- Detect the main vital parameters (arterial pressure, heart rate, respiration rate) as learned during clinical nursing lessons.

- Identify in the hospitalized persons any pathological signs (pallor, sweating, tachycardia, dyspnea) as learned during nursing lessons.

- Assist in dressing the non-autonomous people, based on the teachings of the tutor during the first days of training.

- Assist the feeding of non-autonomous people based on the teachings of the tutor during the first days of training.


Patricia M. Davies, "Steps to follow", Casa Editrice Springer, 1985, 2000

R.F.Craven, C.J. Hirnle. Principi fondamentali dell'assistenza infermieristica. Ed. Ambrosiana

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

Teaching methods

Tutorial teaching

Assessment methods

Practical tests with patient in real or simulated situation through check list, observation grids, e-learning platforms

Teaching tools

Training contract;

Meeting of the patient in a real situation;

Team meetings

Office hours

See the website of Deborah Deserri


Good health and well-being

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